A positive response to Still Life, which achieved an appreciation score of 87 per cent. Among your responses: “Brilliant: best so far this season. Light & dark: main character wonderfully played.” “Heart rending. Good cast. One of your best choices.” “Very poignant and sad but brilliant acting. Loved the twists at the end.” “Huge film, beautifully observed.” “Slow, methodical movie – just like the main character – with a shock, [cont'd.]
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 shone through.” “Never thought I would see sights like that. [cont'd.]
The Broken Circle Breakdown was our most popular film so far this year, with an appreciation figure of 89 per cent. Positive comments included: “Staggering. An absolute masterpiece.” “Deeply moving and tragic storyline, brilliantly acted out.” “Superbly touching. Everything about it was terrific.” “Very open, honest, touching, moving and sad movie.” “What an emotional roller coster! And excellent music.” Some members, on the other hand, found it over-long and too bleak.
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 from the female stars”. A few dissenters found it slow [cont'd.]
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 one real adverse comment, and even that found one positive: [cont'd.]