Monday, November 26, 2018

Shoplifters - Sunday 2nd December 5pm

Our film on Sunday, from Japan, is Shoplifters from director Hirokazu Koreeda. He has been recognized as a great director - the 'heir' to Yazujiru Ozu - since 'Nobody Knows' (2004), winning many awards around the world, but it has taken till now for him to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes with this, his latest film. I first fell in love with his work back in September 2010 when the film club showed 'Still Walking'. Since then, we have had most of his films and they have all gone down well in Keswick.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Wajib - Sunday 25th November 5pm

In this Sunday's film Director Annemarie Jacir uses a simple road trip around Nazareth to explore the different ‘truths’ of life as seen by Palestinians in Israel. Father and son (as are the actors), are hand delivering invites to a wedding;  Abu Shadi - who has lived here all his life - and Shadi -  who now lives in Italy - argue about their different views of how to survive, about what is important; about pragmatism and idealism.

"It's easy to wear a rose coloured pair of designer Italian glasses when you are observing from a distance, whereas Shadi's father faces the compromises needed to rub along successfully in his homeland" - Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Lucky - Sunday 18th November 5pm

Our film this Sunday is Lucky, which, as Rotten Tomatoes describes, "follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment".

Monday, November 05, 2018

Cocote - Sunday 11th November 5pm

Alberto is returning to the Republic to attend his murdered father's funeral. A fervent evangelical Christian, he is already worried by the local Christian customs which coalesce in the ecstatic hybrid rituals of the 'rezos de los nueve'. His fears are increased as he begins to realise that his family expect him to take revenge on the local criminal boss who was responsible for the murder. Cocote builds to a crescendo as Alberto tries to decide what to do…