Six big hitters for SW Viewing Days.
Eastern event: Sunday 7 April at Shipham Community Cinema, Somerset.
Location map Address: Shipham Village Hall, New Rd, Shipham BS25 1SG
Parking: There is plenty of parking in the car park attached to the hall.
Western event: Sunday 28 April at Launceston Town Hall, Cornwall.
Location map Address: Western Rd, Launceston, PL15 7AR
For both events: Registration and coffee from 10.00 am.
Japan, 2018, 121 minutes, sub-titles, drama, Cannes 2018 Palme d’Or winner.
“a film that exists in that strange netherworld between crime drama and family story. It’s an eerily moving piece, masterfully blurring the divide between the unforgivable and understandable, finding tenderness in the bleakest and most traumatic of circumstances.” Mark Kermode.
GREEN BOOK (12A)
USA, 2018, 130 minutes, period drama, Oscars 2019: Best Picture.
Green Book brings together Mahershala Ali (Oscar winner, Moonlight) and Viggo Mortensen in an upbeat true story of an unlikely friendship. In 1962, Italian-American Tony Lip is hired as chauffeur and bodyguard to African-American pianist, Dr Don Shirley on a concert tour through the Deep South.
Despite Tony’s own problematic racial views, the pair embark on a road trip with the potential to change both of their lives. There is
“’Green Book’ can’t heal racism, but it’s a reminder that spending time with people different from ourselves, even if only in the dark on a movie screen, can be the key to combating prejudice.” Peter Debruge, Variety.
THE GUILTY (15)
2018, Denmark, 85m, sub-titles,
A treat for fans of Nordic noir, this high-concept,
Unrelenting and brilliantly performed, Möller’s effective thriller generates maximum suspense from the elements at his disposal. “Echoes of Dog Day Afternoon and Locke reverberate around this claustrophobic thriller, which is tautly plotted, precisely paced and grippingly played by Jakob Cedergren and his unseen co-stars.” David Parkinson Empire Magazine.
2018, USA, 2018, USA, 104 minutes, drama, nominee at Sundance 2018
Wildlife is the tale of a 1960s nuclear family — mum, dad, teenage son — whose lives blow up like an atomic bomb. We see things through the eyes of young Joe: the sensitive teen watches aghast as first his father, Jerry (Gyllenhaal), freshly fired from a menial job at a golf course, heads off to fight a forest fire in an attempt to reassert his masculinity, then as his mother, Jeanette (Mulligan), begins to hit the bottle, embarking on a startling downwards spiral. Jerry’s off fighting flames, but the real inferno is sparking to life in the family home.
“Wildlife isn’t any kind of
Geoffrey Macnab. The Independent.
FACES PLACES (12A)
2017, France, 92 minutes, subtitles, documentary, Oscars 2018 nominee, Cannes 2017 winner.
Maestro of French cinema Agnès Varda (The Gleaners and I, The Beaches of Agnès) joins forces with street artist and self-styled
Together, this odd couple explores France, using JR’s camera van (which spits out huge Polaroid-like posters) to create photographs of the people they meet – factory workers, farmers, waitresses and dockworkers in locations both rural and industrial – and honour them on a vast visual scale. Varda’s first co-directed film is a triumph, a multimedia celebration
of creativity and the quiet heroism of her fellow citizens’ everyday lives.
“[Varda’s] past surges forth into her films with a sense of equilibrium, attachment, and gratitude.”
The New Yorker.
THE DIVINE ORDER (12)
2017, Switzerland, 94 minutes, subtitles, period drama/comedy, CfA booking scheme.
Switzerland, 1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with
her husband, their two sons and her father-in-law in a little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora’s life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person,
“The humour may be broad, but there’s no denying the power of this story in which a housewife finds liberation in 1970s Switzerland”. Cath Clarke The Guardian.