Sad to see that Bibi Andersson has died at the age of 83. Some CFS members will have seen her in The Seventh Seal recently, but she was cast in no fewer than 13 Ingmar Bergman films, graduating from ingenue to tortured soul in the process. Recommended: Wild Strawberries, Persona and Scenes from a Marriage.
Our 73rd season is now concluded. We hope you will rejoin for the 74th season, which starts in September. Details on how to rejoin, or join for the first time, will be issued in July, when we will announce details of the programme of films. This season’s best-liked film was Life Feels Good, which scored 93.87 per cent, followed by Maudie, Water and Land of Mine, all of which scored more than 90 per cent. [cont'd.]
The jet-black comedy of Under The Tree was not to everyone’s taste. It achieved an appreciation score of 74.66 per cent. Here are some of the comments: “Very dark but hugely entertaining.” “Entertainment from start to end.” “It’s hard to beat the Icelanders for really good violence.” “Icelandic humour at its best.” “Loved the dark humour.” “As black as they come!” “Black, black, dark, dark – and funny!” “Very funny. [cont'd.]
Plans are advanced for the Cheltenham International Film Festival, directed by CFS member Leslie Sheldon. It will take place between 27 May and 1 June at various venues around Cheltenham and will include a competition for new films, a tribute to Mike Leigh, a premiere of a British feature starring Bill Nighy and a tribute to Polish cinema. There will also be numerous master-classes and talks. More information on our [cont'd.]
Thanks to all who attended our Fantastic Films event at The Playhouse Theatre. We hope you enjoyed the programme.