French Film Club**
The French Film Club is a combined group with Spelthorne U3A.
It is open to all members of Spelthorne K2 U3A and Spelthorne U3A who would like to watch French Films. They are shown every other month.
All films are subtitled in English.
The films are always shown at 2pm in Laleham Youth Centre/Church Hall, The Broadway, Laleham, TW18 1RZ (next to the Village Hall, at the far end of the car park).
There is a charge of £2.00 to cover the hire of the hall and a cup of tea and a biscuit after the film during which the film can be discussed.
The next French film to be shown will be 'À Bout de Soufflé' (Breathless - 1960). It has a run time of 87 minutes.
It will be shown on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 2pm in the Laleham Youth Centre Hall.
Further brief details of the film are:
Story by: François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol.
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard.
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg.
The Genre is Crime, Drama. The synopsis is: Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is a youthful, dangerous criminal who models himself on the film persona of Humphrey Bogart. After stealing a car in Marseille, Michel shoots and kills a policeman who has followed him onto a country road. Penniless and on the run from the police, he turns to an American love interest Patricia (Jean Seberg), a student and aspiring journalist, who sells the New York Herald Tribune on the boulevards of Paris. The ambivalent Patricia unwittingly hides him in her apartment as he simultaneously tries to seduce her and call in a loan to fund their escape to Italy. Patricia says she is pregnant, probably with Michel's child. She learns that Michel is on the run when questioned by the police. Eventually she betrays him, but before the police arrive, she tells Michel what she has done. He is somewhat resigned to a life in prison, and does not try to escape at first. The police shoot him in the street, and after a prolonged death run, he dies “à bout de souffle” (out of breath).
If you are interested or have a query why not e-mail the French Film Contact by clicking on the bird in the box in the top right corner.