Our next film, on Tuesday 7 January at 19:45, is Happy As Lazzaro, directed by Alice Rohrwacher. This 2018 from Italy is an extraordinary and evocative cinematic puzzle, blending social realism and something more magical. On a feudal estate in Italy, peasant workers struggle to survive. Then teenage Lazzaro (Adriano Tardiolo) has an accident, waking up to find everything has changed.
A warm response to Wajib, our final film of the year, and an appreciation score of 83.76 per cent. Some comments: “A wonderfully observed and paced view of Palestinians in Israel.” “Wonderful insight into Palestinian life.” “Liked the family tensions played against the backdrop of Palestinian problem.” “Could have been set anywhere. It’s about family relationships, not Palestine.” “A super film. I loved being in their Nazareth life.” “Great, funny, [cont'd.]
Our next film, the last of the year, will be Wajib. It will be followed by our Christmas wine and cheese event. Wajib, directed by Annemarie Jacir, is a Palestinian film from 2017. A father travels around present-day Nazareth delivering invitations for his daughter’s wedding. With him is his radical son, newly arrived from Europe. They clash constantly. The actors, Mohammed and Saleh Bakri, are father and son in real [cont'd.]
The response to Apollo 11 was out of this world, with an appreciation score of 94.44 per cent, albeit on a lowish attendance figure of 205. That puts it in the top 10 of films we have shown over the last 20 years. Some comments: “Good to see real footage; well crafted film.” “Truly excellent film; epic; brilliant mix of original footage and new film and photos, colour and black [cont'd.]