Our next film, on Tuesday 14 March at 19:45, is The Second Mother. Val is a live-in housekeeper in a wealthy São Paulo home. Her grown-up daughter, who has been brought up by her father in the north of Brazil, unexpectedly comes to join her and ructions ensue. A subtle comedy about class and generational conflict.
Our next film, on Tuesday 21 February, is Alice In The Cities a 1974 film by Wim Wenders, whose documentary The Salt of The Earth was much enjoyed last season. Philip, a German journalist, is struggling to write a “state of the nation” piece about the US and comes to feel alienated and lonely. Deciding to return home, he meets a woman called Lisa, and [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 24 January at 7:45pm, is The Lobster. A startling exercise in surrealism, this tells of a dystopian future society in which it becomes illegal to live as a single person. Featuring a fine cast of British, Irish and American actors, headed by Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, this film offers absurdist cinema at its best.
Our next film, on Tuesday 10 January 2017, is Marguerite, a very different take on the famous story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the opera singer who couldn’t. More intense than the recent Meryl Streep / Hugh Grant vehicle, the film stars the wonderful Catherine Frot as an aristocratic wife, neglected by her husband and surrounded by sycophants, who is nonetheless filled [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 22 November at 7:45 pm, is Son Of Saul. Winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film, it tells the story of Saul Auslander, a Hungarian prisoner in Auschwitz, who is made to work as a member of the Sonderkommando, the mainly Jewish prisoners forced to aid in the disposal of gas chamber victims. Saul struggles to give [cont'd.]