C’est la Vie

25 September 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 8 October 2019 at 19:45, is C’est la Vie. Written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, this is a hectic French comedy about extravagant wedding preparations in a chateau, seen through the eyes of the master caterer and his chaotic team. From the team behind Untouchable, our most highly-rated film ever.

Reactions to The Heiresses

25 September 2019 John Morrish 0

A slightly disappointing response to The Heiresses, which achieved an appreciation score of 64.12 per cent. Some members found it too slow and were puzzled by the ending. Some comments: “A lovely, serene, immersive, warm film and I loved the rich, sombre colours of the photography.” “Delightful, subtle and beautifully acted.” “Enjoyed the journey, showing different communities and relationships.” “Wonderful insight into Paraguayan women’s prisons. Full of subtlety.” “As an [cont'd.]

Reactions to Leave No Trace

11 September 2019 John Morrish 0

An enthusiastic response to our first film of the season, Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace. It achieved an appreciation score of 90.37 per cent. Some of your comments: “Beautifully paced, poignant and haunting film.” “A great start to the season.” “So well acted, convincing story. Beautifully filmed.” “As a new member I was impressed by the choice of film to open the season.” “First film, as new to CFS, and [cont'd.]

The Heiresses + wine & cheese

11 September 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 19:45, is The Heiresses. A pair of once-wealthy but now impoverished women, who have lived together for many years, are forced to sell off their possessions to make ends meet. But when Chiquita is jailed for fraud, the unworldly Chela is left to cope alone, and her life opens up to new possibilities. A thoughtful and tender first feature. The film [cont'd.]

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Musicals on film

10 September 2019 John Morrish 0

To brighten up Autumn, we have organised a special day of musical films at Cheltenham Playhouse. It will take place on Saturday 26 October and features Sing Street, The Boy Friend and Cabaret. The films start at 11.00am and will be followed by an after-show party in the Playhouse’s cabaret bar. The event is open to members and the general public, so bring your friends. Tickets for members will be £5 per film. Full details are [cont'd.]