Film fans should mark Friday 13th September in their social calendars as Beverley Film Society returns for its seventh season.
The 2013/14 programme opens with French film Untouchable (Dir. Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano) and also features a selection of drama, comedies and thrillers from around the globe.
Featuring world cinema and art house choices, shown in Beverley town centre’s Masonic Hall, the Film Society offers something slightly off the beaten track for those who like to see films not readily available at mainstream cinemas.
Membership costs only £30 for the whole season, that’s £3 per film for a 10 film season, Sept to June. There is also a bar so it is a perfect meeting place for a drink and a film with friends.
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 2013 / 2014
All films start at 7.30pm on the 2nd FRIDAY of the month, (except October).
Screenings are in the Masonic Hall, Trinity Lane, Beverley
Members: £30 for whole season. Guests (of members): £4.50 per screening.
13 September 2013 – Untouchable (2011)
Cert 15 Biography/Comedy/Drama (France) Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano.
Oscar nominated, second highest grossing French film of all time. After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, a Parisian aristocrat hires a poor young African man called Driss to be his carer. Driss moves into the mansion, and a mischievous camaraderie develops between him and Phillipe, transforming the aristocrat’s boring life.
18 October 2013 – Berberian Sound Studio (2012) Cert 15 Drama/Horror/Thriller (UK). Director: Peter Strickland.
One of the most remarkable British movies of the past couple of years. This psychological thriller is set entirely in the Kafkaesque offices of a sleazy Italian film company in the 1970s, where a sound engineer’s work becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.
8 November 2013 – The Big City (1963)
Cert PG Drama (India) Director: Satyajit Ray.
Indian classic, Mahanagar (original title). Life at home changes when a housewife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a salesperson, which throws her family into chaos, initiating a “cold war”. When her job is at risk, she acts impulsively but who will understand her actions?
13 December 2013 – A Royal Affair (2012)
Cert 15 Drama/History/Romance (Denmark). Director: Nikolaj Arcel.
Oscar nominated, 18th century story of British Princess Caroline, who is unhappily married to King Christian VII of Denmark. She falls in love with the new Royal physician – a quietly idealistic man of the Enlightenment – and together they start a revolution that changes an oppressive nation forever. Their affair proves a tragic mistake as their enemies use it to exact revenge.
10 January 2014 – I Wish (2011)
Cert PG Drama (Japan) Director: Hirokazu Koreeda.
A complex, delicate drama about 12-year-old Koichi, separated from his brother, Ryunosuke, due to his parents’ divorce, who begins to believe that the new bullet train service will create a miracle to reunite the family, when the first trains pass each other at top speed.
14 February 2014 – Amour (2012)
Cert 12A Drama/Romance (France) Director: Michael Haneke.
Oscar winning tale of Georges and Anne – cultivated, retired music teachers in their eighties. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested when Anne suddenly has a stroke and Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes. As hopes for some dignity recede, Georges is finally driven to make some critical decisions for them both.
14 March 2014 – Caesar Must Die (2012)
Cert 12A Drama/Documentary (Italy) Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani. Berlin Film Festival Winner. Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. As they rehearse, the prisoners, many of whom are lifers convicted of serious crimes linked to the Mafia, find that the classic play has both a striking resonance and contrast to their own lives.
11 April 2014 – No (2012)
Cert 15 Drama/History (Chile) Director: Pablo Larraín.
Oscar nominated, witty and double-edged account of how the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive to head their campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum. With limited resources and under scrutiny from Pinochet’s men, his team conceive a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.
9 May 2014 – The Hunt (2012)
Cert 15 Drama (Denmark) Director: Thomas Vinterberg.
Bafta nominated. A compassionate tale of a lonely teacher struggling over his son’s custody. Just as his luck begins to change, his new life is brutally shattered by an innocent little lie from one of his pupils, initiating a witch-hunt and ultimately testing the bonds of friendship and trust in the small tight-knit community.
13 June 2014 – The Sapphires (2012)
Cert PG Biography/Comedy/Drama (Australia). Director: Wayne Blair.
In 1968 four young, talented Australian Aboriginal sisters learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group, The Sapphires, entertain the US troops in Vietnam after
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