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Reactions to The Salt of the Earth

11 November 2015 CFS Committee 0

The Salt of the Earth, telling the story of the photographer Sebastião Salgado, received the best appreciation score of the season so far: 91 per cent. Just a few of the comments: “One of the best films ever made” “Excellent choice. More documentaries. I will never buy gold again.” “Fantastic, inspiring, thought-provoking movie and set of images.” “Fabulous photography. Amazing person – humanity [cont'd.]

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Reactions to Human Capital

21 October 2015 CFS Committee 0

Paulo Virpi’s Human Capital was warmly received, with a score of 87 per cent: “Best film I have seen for a long time”; “A brilliant film, it held my entire attention from beginning to end”; “Enjoyed! Lots of perspectives”; “Tense ending to well constructed film complemented it excellently”; “Very engrossing and enjoyable, clever plot with interesting characters. Particularly strong performances [cont'd.]

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Reactions to Lilting

7 October 2015 CFS Committee 0

A positive response to Lilting, last night’s film, which achieved an 82 per cent approval rating. Among the positive comments were: “Best film for a long time”; “Touching on so many levels”; “Wonderful, very moving, clever”; and “A beautiful and emotive film that was superbly portrayed by the actors”. Some members felt it was slightly drawn out. There was only [cont'd.]

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Reactions to Wakolda

23 September 2015 CFS Committee 0

Wakolda, our second film of the season, was well received by members. It scored 86 per cent on our appreciation index. Comments included: “A sense of discomfort through the whole film. A strange place and a strange time”; “Outrageous and fantastic. A great film for a film soc”; “Really powerful. Real menace and powerful acting”; and “atmospheric and gripping”. Oddity [cont'd.]

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Reactions to Cycling With Molière

16 September 2015 CFS Committee 0

Cycling With Molière was well received last night. A total of 312 members were in attendance, and the film received an appreciation score of 84.25 per cent. Among the positive comments: “An excellent start to the season!”; “Great acting”; “Funny, charming, very French” and “Loved the subtle nuances”. Some, however, found it a little long and asked for less Molière [cont'd.]