Our next film, on 14 February 2017 at 7:45pm, is Girlhood, a startling insight into teenage life in the mainly black estates surrounding Paris. Marieme is bored and oppressed by her family life and schooling. So she drops out, changes her name and appearance, joins an all-girl gang, turns to petty crime and in the process acquires new confidence. A vivid and involving feature, largely [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 24 January at 7:45pm, is The Lobster. A startling exercise in surrealism, this tells of a dystopian future society in which it becomes illegal to live as a single person. Featuring a fine cast of British, Irish and American actors, headed by Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, this film offers absurdist cinema at its best.
Our next film, on Tuesday 10 January 2017, is Marguerite, a very different take on the famous story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the opera singer who couldn’t. More intense than the recent Meryl Streep / Hugh Grant vehicle, the film stars the wonderful Catherine Frot as an aristocratic wife, neglected by her husband and surrounded by sycophants, who is nonetheless filled [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 13 December at 7.45pm, is Not Here To Be Loved, first released in 2007. The first of this season’s CFS Extra films, which explore the theme of ‘A Chance Meeting’, it is a tender comedy of love and tango dancing. Directed by Stéphane Brizé, it stars Patrick Chesnais as Jean-Claude, an unhappy bailiff, and Anne Consigny [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 22 November at 7:45 pm, is Son Of Saul. Winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film, it tells the story of Saul Auslander, a Hungarian prisoner in Auschwitz, who is made to work as a member of the Sonderkommando, the mainly Jewish prisoners forced to aid in the disposal of gas chamber victims. Saul struggles to give [cont'd.]