Films for our 2021 season
Non members welcome - $15 for two films
Thursday 20th May 2021 7pm.
2020 Mehdi Barsaousi Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar 95min M Arabic, French w Eng subs.
Thursday 20th May 2021 8.40pm.
2020 Todd Hayes USA 126min M English, Korean
Thursday 3 June 2021 starts 7.00pm.
2020 Florian Zeller UK, France 97min M English
A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
The Father is not flashy. It doesn’t have gunfights, a rousing monologue or an epic historical moment to memorialise. But it is an incredible film.It’s incredible in a low-key way in that it’s difficult to pinpoint one particular element that bursts through because this is a movie where everything is working at its peak to create a spectacular whole. It’s a symphony of cinematic arts.
Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor, 2021 Academy Award at age 83 for his role in this film which made him the eldest ever winner of an acting Oscar - 8.3/10 IMBd
Thursday 3 June 2021 starts 8.40pm.
2019 Roy Andersson Sweden, Germany, Norway 78min MA15+ Swedish w Eng subs
A kaleidoscope of the human condition includes scenes of a couple floating over war-torn Germany, a father and his daughter in the pouring rain, a teenager dancing outside a cafe, and a defeated army marching to a prisoner-of-war camp.
About Endlessness is a fitting title for a movie about the futility of the human condition, but happily, the movie itself is anything but a slog. For one thing, it's only 76 minutes long. And in every one of those minutes, it strikes an exquisite balance between deadpan humor and acute despair, offset by the faintest glimmer of hope.
It's the latest film from the great Swedish writer-director Roy Andersson, who isn't as well known as he should be. - NRP
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The films that make up our program have been selected, mostly sight unseen by the committee and based on availability as announced by the distributors. We aim to select a variety of films from various countries
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