The big screen returns to Beverley as local film lovers get ready for Beverley Film Society’s 2012-13 season. The first screening of the year opens on Friday 14th September with Incendies (2010), directed by Denis Villeneuve, an Oscar nominated Canadian/Arabic thriller set in the Middle East.
Now in its sixth year, Beverley Film Society is going from strength to strength with the support of the local community and the up and coming season is set to be the best yet. Following the acquisition of its brand new film equipment, which was supported by Beverley Town Council, the Society’s committee aims to keep enhancing members’ cinematic experience.
The Film Society only screens films for its members and their guests. Membership costs £30 for the whole season which equates at only £3 per film for a 10 film season, September to June. Films are hosted at Beverley’s Masonic Hall where there is also a bar, making film screenings a great night out with friends.
Members: £30 for whole season. Members’ guests: £4 per screening.
Members can join online at www.beverleyfilmsociety.org.uk, on a film night or by contacting the Membership Secretary T: 01482 870751.
Beverley Film Society Programme 2012 / 2013
14 September 2012 – Incendies (2010) Director – Denis Villeneuve, Cert (12A), Canadian/Arabic, Drama/Mystery. Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfil their mother’s last wishes in this powerful and moving tale of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.
12 October 2012 – The Well Digger’s Daughter (2011) Director – Daniel Auteuil, Cert (PG), French, Drama/Romance. A father, in pre-World War I France, is torn between his sense of honour and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper in this handsome, old-fashioned film, adapted from the novel by Marcel Pagnol.
9 November 2012 – A Separation (2011) Director – Asghar Farhadi, Cert (PG), Iranian, Drama. Oscar winner Best Foreign Language Film. Set in contemporary Iran, a married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer’s disease.
7 December 2012 – Le Havre (2011) Director – Aki Kaurismäki (Finnish), Cert (PG), French, Comedy/Drama. When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.
11 January 2013 – A Screaming Man (2010) Director – Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Cert (PG) French/Belgian/Arabic, Drama, Cannes winner of Jury Prize for Best Film. In present-day Chad, a sixty something, former swimming champion and pool attendant is forced to make a contribution to the civil war. But he is penniless and only has his son.
8 February 2013 – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) Director – Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Cert (15), Turkish, Drama/Crime. Cannes winner of Grand Jury Prize. A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes in a film about waiting and talking. An audacious, uncompromising film, set over the course of a single day.
8 March 2013 – The Salt of Life (2011) Director – Gianni Di Gregorio, Cert (12A), Italian, Comedy. Gianni is a decent, dutiful retiree, who has become invisible to his wife, daughter and outrageous, nonagenarian mother. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extramarital love life with the help of his best friend.
12 April 2013 – Monsieur Lazhar (2011) Director – Philippe Falardeau, Cert (12A), French Canadian, Comedy/Drama. Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. At a Montréal public school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who died tragically. While helping his students deal with their grief, he is able to transcend his own loss.
10 May 2013 – Shadowdancer (2012) Director – James Marsh, Cert (15), UK/Irish, Drama/Thriller. A Northern Irish woman is forced to choose between her Republican family and the British secret services trying to recruit her in this slow-burning thriller about the compulsions of terrorism.
14 June 2013 – A Useful Life (2010) Director – Federico Veiroj, Cert (PG), Uruguay/Spain, Drama. A projectionist adjusts to a new life after the cinema is forced to shut down. Made in black-and-white, this is an eccentric docu-fictional study of a crumbling cinema in Montevideo.
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