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Our next film: The Brand New Testament

5 April 2017 John Morrish 0

Our final film of the season, on 25 April at 19:45, is The Brand New Testament. In this irreverent and dark satire, God is an irascible individual, living in a tower block in Belgium along with his wife and 10-year-old daughter. Appalled by his behaviour, Ea sets out into the world to create her own testament and end the tyranny of [cont'd.]

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Our next film: Dheepan

22 February 2017 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 7 March at 19:45, is Dheepan, a topical and humane film about immigration. Directed by Jacques Audiard, who gave us the excellent Rust And Bone, it tells the story of a Tamil Tiger fighter who escapes from Sri Lanka as the civil war is nearing its end. He takes with him two strangers, a woman [cont'd.]

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Reactions to Alice In The Cities

22 February 2017 John Morrish 0

Mixed opinions about Alice In The Cities, with an appreciation score of 73.08 per cent. Some comments: “A beautiful film, thoughtful and subtle. A gem. Thank you.” “Loved it, but don’t know why. Great choice.” “Beautiful to look at: wonderful acting.” “Gentle, warm film, poetic.” “Ageless! Charming!” “The girl was stunning. A bit slow but then it drew me in.” [cont'd.]

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Our next film: Girlhood

25 January 2017 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on 14 February 2017 at 7:45pm, is Girlhood, a startling insight into teenage life in the mainly black estates surrounding Paris. Marieme is bored and oppressed by her family life and schooling. So she drops out, changes her name and appearance, joins an all-girl gang, turns to petty crime and in the process acquires new confidence. A vivid and involving feature, largely [cont'd.]

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Reactions to Marguerite

11 January 2017 CFS Committee 3

Marguerite hit the right note with members this week, scoring 84.16 per cent on our appreciation scale. Some comments: “Best film ever.” “French comedy/tragedy at its best. Superb performances from all the key characters.” “A beautiful and touching film.” “Brilliant film makes me want to know the true story.” “Beautifully acted. Fabulous costumes and setting.” “Magnifique!” “Very unusual but great film.” [cont'd.]