We meet once a month to watch films from around the world.
Every third Wednesday at the Wild Boar, Lakin Road, Warwick, CV34 5BU at 2.00pm.
Fee £2.50 covers the hire of the hall, the purchase of equipment, the cost of purchasing the film when necessary and refreshments.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Feb 20th||Die Welle/The Wave (Germany); Director Dennis Gansel; 107 mins|
A German drama exploring the nature of fascism. Rainer Wegner is a high school teacher who is less than enthusiastic when he finds himself relegated to teaching the concept of autocracy as part of the school's project week. His students, similarly uninspired, approach the project with complacency and apathy - until Rainer hits on the novel idea of devising an unorthodox experiment within the class. To show what life would be like under fascism, Rainer begins to introduce various disciplines for his pupils to follow. However, the experiment quickly grows out of control and develops into an exclusive cult - 'the wave' - with its own uniform and salute. Even the self-professed anarchist Rainer starts to become intoxicated with his new status as cult leader.
|Wed Mar 20th||A Fantastic Woman (Chile); Director Sebastian Lelio; 104 mins|
Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her and owns a printing company. They are in love and planning for the future. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself.
|Wed Apr 17th||Un beau soleil intérieur/Let the sunshine in (France); Director Claire Denis; 94 mins |
Single mother Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a divorced artist with one child, is looking for love – true love to be precise.
|Wed May 15th||In the fade (Germany); Director Faith Akin; 106 mins|
Katja's life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. However, the mind-numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning - opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri's best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there's simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.
|Wed Jun 19th||I am not a witch (Zambia); Director Rungano Nyoni; 93 mins |
After a minor incident in her village, nine-year-old Shula is exiled to a travelling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be transformed into a white goat. As she navigates through her new life, she must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of seeking freedom.
|Wed Jul 17th||A Man Called Ove (Sweden); Director Hannes Holm; 116 mins|
Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is an isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse - the quintessential angry old man next door. His days are spent in a constant monotony of enforcing housing association rules and visiting his beloved wife Sonja’s grave. His existence is disrupted, however, with the arrival of a boisterous young family who move in next door. Heavily pregnant Parvaneh and her lively children are the complete antithesis of what ill-tempered Ove thinks he needs. This award-winning story is a wistful, heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions.
|Wed Sep 18th||Insyriated (Belgium); Director Phillipe Van Leeuw; 86 mins|
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbour for her family and neighbours, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death.
|Wed Oct 16th||The Nile Hilton Incident (Scandinavian/Arabic); Director Tarik Saleh; 107 mins|
In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. Upon realising the involvement of Egypt’s power elite in the case, Noredin slowly changes sides to those who are defenseless against it. A political thriller based on a true story.
|Wed Nov 20th||The Breadwinner (Afghanistan); Director Nora Twomey; 93 mins|
The story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equally in parts thrilling and spellbinding, 'The Breadwinner' is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.
|Wed Dec 18th||Ida (Poland 2013); Director Pawel Pawlikowski; 80 mins|
Anna is a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Award-winning Polish born director Pawel Pawlikowski returns to his homeland for this moving and intimate drama.