Your thoughts on The Innocents

15 November 2017 John Morrish 0

Considerable acclaim for The Innocents, which we screened on 14 November. It earned an appreciation score of 88.09 per cent and lots of enthusiastic comments. A selection of your reviews: “Best film so far.” “Riveting. Haunting. Questions of faith and solitude and togetherness in such an extreme environment.” “Beautifully shot/composed, great framing, lovely palette and good story/acting. Very good!” “Poignant. [cont'd.]

Embrace of the Serpent

15 November 2017 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 5 December at 19:45, is Embrace of the Serpent, a stirring tale of adventure and cultural clash, set in the Amazon rain-forest.  Shot almost entirely in sumptuous black and white, it tells of the relationship between a shaman, destined to be the last of his tribe, and two different white explorers over a 40 year period. [cont'd.]

Your thoughts on Behemoth

8 November 2017 John Morrish 0

A strong score of 78.87 per cent for Behemoth, despite its disturbing subject-matter. Some comments: “Bleak and terrible, shaming and wonderful.” “Brilliant film/cinema. Amazing photography, excellent soundtrack, hard-hitting editing. Good choice!” “Shocking but salutary lessons of effects of globalisation and progress.” “Very hard to watch and terrible that they can get away with it.” “Difficult to watch. Such a dreadful [cont'd.]

Our next film: The Innocents

8 November 2017 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 14 November, is The Innocents, directed by Anne Fontaine. A French Red Cross doctor (Lou de Laage), working with concentration camp survivors in Poland, comes across a convent where several nuns are pregnant, having been raped by their Soviet liberators. A moving story of the brutality of war and the strength of human endurance. There will [cont'd.]