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Our next film: The Lobster

Our next film, on Tuesday 24 January at 7:45pm, is The Lobster. A startling exercise in surrealism, this tells of a dystopian future society in which it becomes illegal to live as a single person. Featuring a fine cast of British, Irish and American actors, headed by Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, this film offers absurdist cinema at its best.

Reactions to Marguerite

Marguerite hit the right note with members this week, scoring 84.16 per cent on our appreciation scale.

Some comments:

  • “Best film ever.”
  • “French comedy/tragedy at its best. Superb performances from all the key characters.”
  • “A beautiful and touching film.”
  • “Brilliant film makes me want to know the true story.”
  • “Beautifully acted. Fabulous costumes and setting.”
  • “Magnifique!”
  • “Very unusual but great film.”
  • “More French films please.”
  • “Well acted: enjoyable period art nouveau setting.”
  • “Complex, touching and very Gallic.”
  • “Very good, deeper than expected.”
  • “Beautifully shot and some cute moments, but deeply sad.”
  • “Sad and enigmatic.”
  • “Half an hour too long. Insufficient plot development I felt.”