An amazing appreciation rating of 94.97 per cent for Tangerines, making it our highest-scoring film since 2013. Some comments: “A slow burner but worth waiting for the end.” “Fantastic, beautiful film beginning to end. Wonderful characters; understated acting.” “A simple story so beautifully told.” “Great film, tender yet poignant – well shot.” “Great anti-war film.” “Realism prevailed (unfortunately) but decency almost made [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 10 October at 19:45, is Tangerines. Estonian families have lived in Georgia for more than 100 years, but in the 1990s fighting between Georgians and Abkhaz separatists mostly drove them out. Two men, Ivo and Marcus, stay on to gather the tangerine harvest, but a bloody skirmish in the village forces Ivo to take in [cont'd.]
Mixed opinions about Mon Roi, and an appreciation score of 75.69 per cent. “A beautiful and captivating film.” “Compelling! Brilliant acting and cinematography. Much to reflect on and discuss.” “Superb acting from both leads.” “What a performance from Bercot!” “Well acted but exhausting to watch!” “Powerful and poignant.” “Superbly acted. Probably a true representation of today’s relationships.” “Too intense for me [cont'd.]
Opinions were sharply divided on Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, which received an appreciation score of 69.17 per cent. Some responses: “A wonderful film. So slow paced you’d expect to be bored but it was full of surprises.” “A subtle, gentle, moving film. Understated but complex.” “Who would have thought the apparent carnage of Trump’s rust-belt USA could produce a film of such [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 3 October at 19:45, is Mon Roi, also known as My King. A searing French domestic drama, it stars Emmanuelle Bercot as Tony and Vincent Cassel as Georgio, the lover of her dreams – and nightmares. Full-on emotion from Maïwenn, one of France’s young(ish) female actor/directors.