Our final film of the 2018-19 season, on Tuesday 9 April at 19:45, is Under The Tree. It’s an Icelandic drama from 2017 about marital and neighbour disputes. Atil is thrown out by his wife and moves in with his parents while he fights for the right to see his daughter. But when a tree in their garden casts a shadow over the neighbours’ sun-deck, things turn violent. Dark with funny [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 26 March at 19:45, will be Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War. Nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar earlier this year, Cold War is a passionate romantic drama set against a backdrop of Polish folk music and jazz during the turmoils of a divided Europe. Shot in sumptuous black and white, with fabulous performances from Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot.
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.