The first of our CFS Extra films, The Piano, was very well received last night. It achieved a score of 89.62 per cent on our appreciation scale. Some of your comments: “Loved it – best ever – wonderful photography.” “The best yet!” “One of our finest!” “Fabulous. Well re-mastered and brilliant music.” “Such a visually pleasing film and emotionally strong. Beautiful.” “A classic: poetic, masterful and richly complex.” “Unique, mysterious [cont'd.]
Our most recent film, Lean on Pete, received mixed reviews and an appreciation score of 79.37 per cent. Here are some of the comments: “A raw and moving tale. Excellent performances by the boy and Steve Buscemi. “Made me cry buckets – but great cinematography and great not to be spoiled by music.” “What a beautiful film.” “A brilliant story very well told.” “V. moving. Full of humanity.” “Gruelling to [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday January 29 at 19:45, will be The Piano. This will be the first of our CFS Extra films for this year. CFS Extra is a package of three older films selected to explore a particular theme or genre. This year we are looking at the work of female directors. The Piano was directed by Jane Campion, a New Zealand woman, and released in 1993. It [cont'd.]
A pleasing response to our most recent film, A Fantastic Woman, which scored 80.97 per cent. Here are some of the comments: “Superb piece of cinema – totally brilliant.” “Loved it, engaging, fabulous to watch, great emotional journey.” “Beautifully scripted and shot to build a highly engaging narrative.” “Beautiful film. Impressive main character, and sensitive relationship.” “Really enjoyed, kept my attention throughout. Strong performance from main character.” “Brilliant character study, [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 22 January at 19:45, is Lean on Pete. It is this season’s coming-of-age story. A 15-year-old boy forms a bond with Lean on Pete, a clapped-out racehorse, and saves him from slaughter. The pair travel across the Pacific Northwest, facing obstacles with courage and optimism. The film features exquisite cinematography and an emotionally charged lead performance from young Charlie Plummer.