Our next film, on Tuesday 9 January at 19:45, is Tale of Tales, Matteo Garrone’s extraordinary collection of grown-up fairytales. With a fine cast, including Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly and Toby Jones, and gorgeous production design and cinematography, this assembly of three loosely connected stories is guaranteed to be unlike anything you will see this year.
Despite the icy conditions, a very warm response to Truman last night, with an appreciation score of 92.4 per cent. Some of your comments: “The best of the season. Sensitive, pared-down and thought-provoking.” “Great film to finish on – great relationships.” “Another fantastic choice!” “Another fabulous film. Poignant and witty!” “A warm, feel-good film. Beautifully paced: touching and charming.” “Sad, wry [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 12 December at 19:45, is Truman, a bittersweet tale of two men and a dog. Tomás flies from Canada to Madrid to visit his old friend Julián. It emerges that Julián has a terminal diagnosis and is refusing further treatment. The two men set about settling Julián’s affairs. Among the outstanding issues is the future of [cont'd.]
Embrace of the Serpent earned a respectable 78.29 per cent appreciation score last night. Some comments: “Fascinating. Thank you.” “Very different. So glad I came tonight.” “Very interesting. Stunning visual enhanced by black and white.” “Wonderful insight into the Amazon. Hallucinogenic scenes were a little corny and didn’t add to the film.” “Magical! Stunning!” “Fascinating.” “Beautiful, disturbing.” “A difficult film, amazing [cont'd.]