26th May 2017 – OPEN HEARTS (2003) Denmark (113 minutes)

A film made following the Dogme 95 movement.  These were rules to create filmmaking based on the traditional values of story, acting, and theme, and excluding the use of elaborate special effects or technology. It was an attempt to take back power for the director as artist, as opposed to the studio. ROTTEN TOMATOES –…

WATCH 23 FILMS FROM AKIR KUROSAWA IN 30 DAYS – FOR FREE!

(If you sign up for a free 30 day trial of the BFI player. After that it’s £4.99 a month, no contract, cancel at any time). AKIRA KUROSAWA This is a man who brought Asian cinema to the world with the release of Rashomon, and was named ‘Asian of the Century’ by AsianWeek magazine. Discover…

March 24th -INCENDIES (Cert: 15, 130m)

Dir: Denis Villenueve; starring: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette. Plot (WARNING: SPOILERS ALERT!) Following the death of Nawal Marwan, a Canadian immigrant, her two children, fraternal twins Jeanne and Simon, meet with French Canadian notary Jean Lebel, a friend of their mother. Nawal’s will makes reference to not keeping a promise, denying her a…