Foreign, Independent and Classic Films at the Fisher Theatre
BUNGAY FILM CLUB SPRING/SUMMER 2012
Monday 28 May at 2pm and 7.30 pm THE ARTIST (PG)
France 2011. 100 mins. Director: Michael Hazanavicius.
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell.
Hollywood 1927. Matinee idol George Valentin faces career crisis as talking pictures look set to supersede silent films. To make matters worse, the girl he helped make into a star is about to become the movie icon of her generation. A charming tribute to the magic of cinema, shot in black and white and almost without dialogue. A deserving winner at this year’s Oscar and BAFTA awards.
ADVANCE BOOKING RECOMMENDED. Film of the year and a joy forever. Christopher Tookey in The Daily Mail.
Starring: Lubna Azabal. In French/Arabic with English subtitles.
Canadian twins attempt to unravel their mother’s mysterious past in the Middle East. Combines twists and suspense with political insight. Nominated for both BAFTA and Oscar awards, this is an elegiac, stirring film about conflict, family and the impossibility of knowing everything about those you love. Mystery thriller that grabs you hard and won’t let go. Peter Travers in Rolling Stone.
PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD) (12A) now screening 7.30 pm Sunday 15 July 2012.
UK 2012. 86 minutes. Director: Grant Gee.
Film essay inspired by THE RINGS OF SATURN by W.G Sebald (1944-2001). The Norwich-based German-born, writer’s book takes as its starting point a walk around Suffolk, but develops into a discussion of geography, history, culture and time. With contributions from contemporary artists and writers. In keeping with the spirit of Sebald’s writing: teasing, elegant and perhaps inevitably unresolved: an invitation as opposed to a destination. Xan Brooks in The Guardian.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale .
Blitz-torn London in the early 50s. Disillusioned by her marriage to a successful older man, Hester discovers desire in the arms of a dashing ex-RAF pilot. Atmospheric adaptation of Rattigan’s play about a woman abandoning convention for love. The Deep Blue Sea is a melancholy film without a doubt, but with great sweetness and delicacy. Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian.
Monday 27 August at 7.30 ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS (12A)
Starring: Benoit Poelvoorde. In French with English subtitles.
Delectable French comedy. Jean-René, the boss of a chocolate factory, recruits Angélique, a talented chocolate maker. They share a passion for chocolate but are kept apart by their chronic shyness. An eccentric love story with a bitter-sweet note .
An original that recalls the whimsy and charm of previous Gallic hits Amélie and Chocolat. Doris Toumarkine in Film Journal International.
You can now buy advance tickets for all of our shows. Essential for popular films such as THE ARTIST which should sell out, and really useful for those of you who’d like to reserve tickets or who have strong feelings about preferred seats. All tickets, whether bought on the door or in advance, will be for allocated seats. I know this will cause a few hiccups at first. Please bear with us during initial teething problems, consider buying tickets in advance to save time queuing at future screenings, or arrive a little earlier to choose your seats. Fingers crossed we’ll be able to start shows promptly at 7.30pm before too long.