Our next film, on Tuesday 19 March at 19:45, is The Other Side of Hope. Directed by Aki Kaurismäki, this 2017 comedy/drama deals with the immigration issue as it affects his native Finland.
Our next film on Tuesday, 12 March, at 19:45 is The Third Murder. CFS favourite Hirokazu Kore-eda, best known for his gentle domestic dramas, takes an unexpected turn into crime and punishment. We see a man bludgeon his boss to death and burn the body. But in the trial that follows, overshadowed by the death penalty, layers of deception and ambiguity are revealed.
Our next film, on Tuesday 26 February at 19:45, is Loveless. In modern Russia, 12-year-old Alyosha, unloved by his warring parents, runs away from home. Only a squad of volunteer rescuers seems to care about his fate. A monumental and haunting mystery about a family and a society in crisis.
Our next film on Tuesday 19 Feb at 19:45, is Vagabond. This is the third in our CFS Extra series featuring films by women directors. Directed by Agnes Varda in 1985, it is about Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), who is found frozen in a ditch in the South of France in winter. In flashback we follow the picaresque progress that led her there. A documentary-style masterpiece from a great survivor of [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 5 February at 19:45, is Water. The second in our CFS Extra series featuring the films of women directors, it was directed by Deepa Mehta, an Indo-Canadian screenwriter and producer, and released in 2005. In Benares (Varanasi) in north-east India, a child bride, widowed at the age of eight, is forced to enter a kind of nunnery and stay there for the rest of her life. The [cont'd.]