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Programme of Films 2014/15

12 Films Shown in the period September 2014 - May 2015  
La Grande Bellezza
Wednesday 10th September 2014 at 7.45 pm 
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (Italy) 2013 Dir: Paolo Sorrentino. 142 minutes. 
Winner of Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA: Best Foreign Film 2014. Powerful tale of hedonism and lost love, depicting contemporary Rome, where life is a performance and the city its stage. Toni Servillo stars as a jaded journalist exploring the scene.  
Wednesday 12th November 2014 at 7.45 pm
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (UK) 2013 Dir: Ralph Fiennes. 111 minutes.
A young actress's secret affair with Charles Dickens is told in flashback, in Ralph Fiennes' adaptation of Claire Tomalin's book. Nelly Ternan captures Dickens' eye and heart, but wrestles philosophically, morally and practically with the idea of becoming his mistress.
Wednesday 3rd December 2104 at 7.45 pm
BIENVENUE CHEZ LES CH’TIS (France) 2008 Dir: Dany Boon. 106 minutes.
Winner of the Audience Award, European Film Awards 2008, this is an entertaining and warm-hearted account of prejudices overcome. Philippe from the Rhône meets the ‘Ch’tis’ of the extreme north, and struggles to understand their way of life, let alone their strange accent.
This film will be followed by the Society’s Christmas Party.
Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 7.45 pm
THE HUNT (Denmark/Sweden) 2012 Dir: Thomas Vinterberg. 115 minutes.
Winner of the EU Award for Best Screenwriter and British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film. A disturbing drama about a teacher wrongfully accused of child abuse. Gossip and malice ignite a witch hunt, which threatens to destroy the man's life.
Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 7.45 pm
I WISH (Japan) 2011 Dir: Kore-eda Hirokazu. 123 minutes
Kore-Era Hirokazu once again explores the bonds between parents and children, with a searching and moving account of three generations in one family: Koichi living with his mother, misses his sibling, who is with his father. The boys skip school to meet up, resulting in an exciting adventure.
Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 7.45 pm
MARIUS (France) 2012 Dir: Daniel Auteuil. 94 minutes.
Re-creation of the first part of Marcel Pagnol's beloved film trilogy of the 1930's, set in the Marseilles of that day. Marius remains carefree and cavalier, despite efforts to get him to settle down. Blessed with vibrant colour and characters. Daniel Auteuil stars as well as directs.
Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 7.45 pm
THE PAST (France/Iran) 2013 Dir: Asghar Farhadi (same director as of A Separation). 130 minutes.
Nominated Golden Globes Best Foreign Film. Berenice Bejo won Best Actress at Cannes 2013. A tragedy of good intentions and bad decisions that seemed right at the time. A couple try to cancel wrong life choices and defy the past. 
Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 7.45 pm
TU SERAS MON FILS (France) 2011 Dir: Gilles Legrand. 102 minutes.
Set in the wine region of St Emilion, with many enjoyable shots of the landscape, this is an engrossing tale of family tension and peasant cunning, with some good twists of plot. Le Figaro aptly called this film ‘Un très grand cru’, and rated it three out of four stars. 
Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 7.45 pm
LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD (France) 1958 Dir: Louis Malle. 88 minutes.
This film will be preceded by a short talk, by jazz musician Mike Head, about the film’s music, composed by Miles Davis.
A wife and her lover plot the murder of her husband. The deed is done, but the consequences take a couple of intriguing and most unexpected turns.  
Wednesday 15th April 2015 at 7.45 pm
NEBRASKA (USA) 2013 Dir: Alexander Payne. 115 minutes.
This film will be preceded by the Society’s AGM. A confused septuagenarian sets out to walk from Montana to Nebraska to collect a promotional prize. His son, against his better judgement, indulges the old man. Along the way they have many hilarious adventures  
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at 7.45 pm
FANNY (France) 2013 Dir: Daniel Auteuil 102 mins
Please put Wednesday 22 April in your diary as we have arranged an additional film showing this season for Film Club Members. This is by way of thanks for your patience over the various disruptions we have had to face this season, and also to try out a potential new venue.

The film to be screened is the French language film, Fanny, the second film in a trilogy by the director Daniel Auteuil. We saw the first film, Marius, a few weeks ago. Fanny lasts 102 minutes. As usual, you are most welcome to bring guests.

The venue is NOT Cleves school, but the Playhouse (Cecil Hepworth Playhouse), Hepworth Way, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1AU between Walton High Street and Walton Bridge.

Unfortunately, parking at the site is very limited, but there is plenty of parking in the Sainsbury's multi storey car park close by at about £2.50 for 2-3 hours.

We very much hope as many members as possible will come, not just to enjoy the film, but so that we can seek your views about the venue and how it compares with Cleves, at our last film showing of the season at Cleves on 6 May, when there will also be a small end of season party.  
Wednesday 6th May 2015 at 7.45 pm
THE LUNCHBOX (India) 2013 Dir: Ritesh Batra. 105 minutes.
Won Audience Choice Award in Cannes. A classic but unusual love story about a misdelivered lunchbox, combined with Mumbai colour, this has been described as one of the best films to come out of India.
This film will be followed by a themed, End of Season party! 
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