Ninotchka

6 November 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 19 November at 19:45 is a departure from our usual programming. The first in our CFS Extra films, three older pictures designed to illustrate a theme, Ninotchka is an early romantic comedy, released in 1939 and starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. The theme this year is called Red Alert! It consists of three comedies dealing with the rivalry between the US and Soviet Russia. [cont'd.]

Shoplifters

30 October 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 5 November at 19:45, is another intriguing tale of urban Japanese life by CFS favourite Hirokazu Kore-eda. A couple working part-time supplement their inadequate income by shoplifting, with help from the whole extended family. Then they open their doors to a young girl they find abandoned. An insightful, touching film in the realist tradition.

Sweet Country

23 October 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 29 October at 19:45, is Sweet Country. It is a stunning Australian “western” directed by Warwick Thornton, one of the country’s best indigenous film-makers. An old Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white war-veteran in self-defence and is pursued by a posse across the outback. Starring Hamilton Morris, with Bryan Brown, Sam Neill and Luka Magdeline Cole.

Custody

9 October 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 22 October at 19:45, is Xavier Legrand’s Custody from 2018. This gripping domestic drama tells the story of a marital breakup and security guard Antoine’s fight for custody of his 11-year-old son Julien. Is this model citizen and caring father everything he seems?

C’est la Vie

25 September 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 8 October 2019 at 19:45, is C’est la Vie. Written and directed by Olivier Nakache and √Čric Toledano, this is a hectic French comedy about extravagant wedding preparations in a chateau, seen through the eyes of the master caterer and his chaotic team. From the team behind Untouchable, our most highly-rated film ever.