An innovation next time. On Tuesday 30 October, starting at 7:45pm, we are showing two films: My Life as a Courgette and The Party.
We start with My Life As a Courgette, Claude Barras’s animated feature about life in a children’s home. It tells of a boy called Icare, nicknamed Courgette, who is placed in the home after his alcoholic mother dies. This is a delightful film with a distinctive graphic style and a strong script.
That will be followed by The Party, Sally Potter’s wickedly satirical fable about champagne socialists in the Blair era. An intimate social gathering to mark a female politician’s elevation to a new cabinet post spirals rapidly out of control. The film features an excellent cast led by Kristin Scott-Thomas and Timothy Spall.