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 –…

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…

March 24th – Indochine -Special Guest Appearance!

Linh Dan, who plays Camille in Indochine, has offered to talk about herself and Indochine, before our meeting on Friday. She has made many French films and TV series and was awarded a Caesar Award, for her contribution to cinema. (George Clooney has just got his). If you can, please pass this information on to…