Loveless did not prove particularly appealing to our audience, with an appreciation score of 72.64 per cent. Some of your comments are below: “Extremely moving film. A side of life one only usually reads about in the papers – and this brings it all into sad reality.” “Brilliant fable of the new Russia, and love the cinematography.” “Well crafted and thoughtful with many parallels.” “Beautifully filmed. Alexey crying in his [cont'd.]
Our next film on Tuesday, 12 March, at 19:45 is The Third Murder. CFS favourite Hirokazu Kore-eda, best known for his gentle domestic dramas, takes an unexpected turn into crime and punishment. We see a man bludgeon his boss to death and burn the body. But in the trial that follows, overshadowed by the death penalty, layers of deception and ambiguity are revealed.
The film Vagabond was received positively with a score of 76.61. Some of your reactions: “Great film. Unsentimental expose of French attitudes and vagrancy in the 1980s.” “A story for our time and our streets.” “Quite remarkable. Very clever photography.” “ Thought provoking – I liked the lack of back story for Mona.” “A tough subject.” “Was very sad.” “Vachement chouette!” “ Very ‘noir’. Bleak. Interesting struc ture.” “Interesting perspective [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 26 February at 19:45, is Loveless. In modern Russia, 12-year-old Alyosha, unloved by his warring parents, runs away from home. Only a squad of volunteer rescuers seems to care about his fate. A monumental and haunting mystery about a family and a society in crisis.
The second of our CFS Extra films was well appreciated. It received a score of high score of 92.79 per cent. A selection of your comments: “An incredibly poignant, moving message LOUD & CLEAR. Beautifully portrayed.” “A powerful and moving film, which highlights aspects of India’s disturbing and not too distant past.” “A serious subject matter, dealt with respectfully, without undue tugs at the emotions and good humour used appropriately.” [cont'd.]