Our film on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at 19:45 is Capernaüm, a searing 2018 drama from Lebanon. Set in Beirut, the film tells the story of 12-year-old Zain (Zain al Rafeea) as he escapes his chaotic home and makes a life in a shanty town with an Ethiopian immigrant and her baby. An astonishing piece of neo-realist cinema, using a non-professional cast: Zain was a Syrian refugee found in the [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 21 January at 19:45, is the second in ‘Red Alert!’, our CFS Extra season. Stanley Kubrick’s gripping Cold War farce is still funny and terrifying in equal measure. An American bomber commander goes mad and launches an attack on the Soviet Union. Can it be stopped, or is the world doomed to Mutually Assured Destruction? Shot in sumptuous black and white, and starring Peter Sellers [cont'd.]
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.
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.]
Our next film, unannounced at the beginning of the season, will be Apollo 11. We will be showing it on Tuesday 3 December at 19:45. Apollo 11 is a thrilling documentary about the first mission to the moon, directed by Todd Douglas Miller and constructed from many hours of archive footage, photographs and audio recordings made by the astronauts during their trip and on the ground. The story is told [cont'd.]