The committee of Cheltenham Film Society would like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The programme starts again on 8 January with the excellent A Fantastic Woman (see below). There are nine films after that, including three in our CFS Extra series, which this season is devoted to three women directors: Jane Campion, Deepa Mehta and Agnès Varda.
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Our next film, on Tuesday 8 January at 19:45, is A Fantastic Woman. It is an acclaimed drama by Chilean director Sebastián Lelio, currently receiving a lot of praise for his new film Disobedience. Marina, a transgender nightclub singer and waitress, is forced to cope in a hostile world following the death of her older boyfriend. A powerful plea for common humanity, with a remarkable central performance by newcomer Daniela Varga, who [cont'd.]