Beverley Film Society Programme 2014-2015

Beverley Film Society

Film Society new programme for the new season which begins on Friday 12 September.

It’s another carefully chosen selection of award–winning films in a variety of genres. Included in our cinematic world tour this season will be visits to Saudi Arabia, Japan, India, Belgium and Ireland.

For yet another year, membership costs have been kept to £30 for a season of 10 films. Guests will be asked to pay £4.50.

12 September 2014 – The Rocket (2013)
Cert 12, Drama (Laos) Director: Kim Mordaunt A boy leads his family on a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war to find a new home. He builds a giant rocket to prove he’s not cursed and enters a dangerous rocket festival competition, believing he can hit back at his own bad luck – and maybe at the fate that sent bombs raining down them.

17 October 2014 – Wadjda (2012)
Cert PG, Comedy/Drama (Saudi Arabia) Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour BAFTA nominated. A young girl, living in a suburb of Riyadh, is determined to raise enough money to buy a bike, by signing on for her school’s Koran recitation competition. In a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue, her path is fraught with danger, but up ahead lies a bittersweet party and the scent of a happy ending.

14 November 2014 – The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Cert 15, Drama (Belgium) Director: Felix van Groeningen
An Oscar nominated, powerful and haunting tale of love, death and bluegrass, which slips between a couple’s first passionate encounters and their later battles against their child’s illness. As the cruelties of life bite deep, their world-views diverge. A meditation on mortality and transcendence emerging from the landscape of folk songs and spirituals.

12 December 2014 – Nebraska (2013)
Cert 15, Drama (USA) Director: Alexander Payne
Oscar nominated road trip movie, shot in monochrome, about a tempestuous Missouri father who’s convinced he’s won a million dollar magazine sweepstake. On the journey to claim his winnings, his son discovers that his dad once had a vivid existence, a complicated love life and a remarkable war record in Korea.

9 January 2015 – Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Cert PG, Drama (Japan) Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Ryota is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife and six-year-old son. But when a blood test reveals his child and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision, while Ryota confronts his own issues of responsibility and what it means to be a father.

13 February 2015 – The Great Beauty (2013)
Cert 15, Comedy/Drama (Italy) Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Oscar winning, compelling, tragi-comic tale of a journalist, who has charmed and seduced his way through a lavish life in Rome for decades. When his sixty-fifth birthday brings a shock from the past, he takes stock of his life, looking past the extravagant nightclubs and parties, to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of exquisite beauty.

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13 March 2015 – The Square (2013)
Cert 15, Documentary/Drama/History (Egypt) Director: Jehane Noujaim Oscar nominated, atmospheric account of what it’s like to be plunged into the revolutionary maelstrom of Tahrir Square: a world of passionate dedication and confusion, transporting the viewer into the personal stories behind the news, in an inspirational story of young people claiming their rights.

10 April 2015 – Calvary (2014)
Cert 15, Drama (Ireland) Director: John Michael McDonagh.
A whodunit with a difference. A good priest must deal with a personal threat from a mysterious member of his parish. While continuing to help his parishioners with their various scurrilous moral – and often comic – problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

8 May 2015 – The Lunchbox (2013)
Cert PG, Drama/Romance (India) Director: Ritesh Batra
A mistake in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man, as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. This anonymous communication soon evolves into an unexpected friendship as each discover a new sense of self and finds an anchor to hold on to in the big city.

12 June 2015 – Ilo Ilo (2013)
Cert 12A, Drama (Singapore) Director: Anthony Chen
Award winning portrait of a middle-class Singaporean family’s struggle with financial, domestic and personal issues during the economic crisis of the late 1990s. After hiring a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny, a unique bond forms between her and one of the children, but then unforeseen circumstances challenge the new normal yet again.

All films start at 7.30pm on the 2nd FRIDAY of the month, (except October).

Screenings are in the , , Beverley, 0DY
Members: £30 for whole season. Guests: £4.50 per screening.


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