Movie night!

Sip some delicious wine and watch some of the best movies of all languages! 

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Our choice for the August French movie is Cléo de 5 à 7 by Agnès Varda

The 1961 film that propelled her onto the Nouvelle Vague scene.  It follows a young woman’s walk around town as she waits for the results of a biopsy; her encounters with family, friends and strangers, including a clairvoyant. Agnès Varda’s usual humane and compassionate approach to her characters illuminates the movie as she explores the shifting​ emotions and muted anxiety of her main character. 

1h30 – English subtitled – Suitable for all audiences -​

Our August world film is Sansho Dayu (Sansho the Bailiff) by Kenji Mizoguchi

Sansho Dayu (Sansho the Bailiff) a 1954 film by the great Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi, relating the tragic fate of a family driven by poverty into prostitution and slavery by unscrupulous characters in Japan’s 11th century. In this stark and austere film Mizoguchi explores yet again his perennial concern about the condition of women; a theme that makes him a surprisingly relevant artist today.

English subtitles – Suitable for audiences over 15 – 2h12

Our choice for the September French movie is La Villa by Robert Guédiguian ​

By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days.
It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil.

Our choice for the September world movie is Lazzaro Felice (Happy as Lazzaro) by Alice Rohrbacher

Lazzaro Felice (Happy as Lazzaro), one of the nominated films at last year’s Cannes Festival, by Italian director Alice Rohrbacher. This is a beautiful magic-realist, almost biblical parable, spanning decades, starting in early 20th century rural Italy and finishing in a modern urban industrial environment.  A sweeping and poetic look at the disenfranchised of modern society, leavened with affectionate comic humour. 
 
English subtitles – Suitable for adults over 15 – 2h10 –