FILMS

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Forthcoming Film Dates for your Diary

Additional film dates
Special Events
We are delighted to once again be working in partnership with the King’s Lynn Festival and have arranged these films as part of the Festival.   Tickets for these films will be £4 for members and £5 for the public and will be available from the Corn Exchange.   Details have been sent to you on how to purchase at the reduced rate.
 
Sunday 29th January 3pm — ROMAN HOLIDAY
Thursday 9th February — WIENER-DOG tbc
Thursday 9th March — JULIETA
Tuesday 21st March 2pm — CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS
Thursday 13th April — HELL OR HIGH WATER   tbc
Thursday 27th April — ADULT LIFE SKILLS

tbc — To Be Confirmed

 

Sunday 29thJanuary 2017 3pm
6.00pm — Post film supper at the Bank House
see Events page for details

Roman Holiday

Romance — (1953) — 118 mins — Cert U

Director: William Wyler
Cast includes Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings, Tullio Carminati, Paolo Carlini, Claudio Ermelli, Paola Borboni, Alfredo Rizzo, Laura Solari, Gorella Gori, Cathy Wyler, Judy Wyler

roman-holidayPrincess Anne embarks on a highly publicized tour of European capitals. When she and her royal entourage arrive in Rome, she begins to rebel against her restricted, regimented schedule. One night Anne sneaks out of her room, hops into the back of a delivery truck and escapes her luxurious confinement. However, a sedative she was forced to take earlier starts to take effect, and the Princess is soon fast asleep on a public bench. She is found by Joe Bradley, an American newspaper reporter stationed in Rome. He takes her back to his apartment. The next morning Joe dashes off to cover the Princess Anne press conference, unaware that she is sleeping on his couch. Once he realizes his good fortune, Joe promises his editor an exclusive interview with the Princess.

TRIVIA

Audrey Hepburn’s casting conflicted with her appearance in the title role of the Broadway production of Gigi, for which author Colette personally had picked her, but modern sources note that William Wyler delayed production for six months to accommodate her schedule.

After filming, Gregory Peck informed the producers that, as Audrey Hepburn was certainly going to win an Oscar (for this, her first major role), they had better put her name above the title. They did and she did.

The first American film to be made in its entirety in Italy.

Shot in black and white so that the characters wouldn’t be upstaged by the romantic setting of Rome.

 

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Thursday 9thMarch

Julieta

Drama Romance — (2016) — 97 mins — Cert 15
Spanish, subtitled — nudity, sexual situations

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast includes Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner, Darío Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma, Susi Sánchez, Pilar Castro, Joaquín Notario, Nathalie Poza, Mariam Bachir

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After a chance meeting, middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suarez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her chequered past, flashing back to the moments of pain that defined her current life.

TRIVIA

Based on three stories by Alice Munro: “Chance,” “Soon” and “Silence,” from her 2004 collection Runaway.

The original screenplay was written in English, but when Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar went scouting to Canada, the director felt insecure to shoot in a place he didn’t really know, in a language he didn’t master and with a story he felt worked better at Spain.

All the sculptures made by Ava are in reality made by Miquel Navarro, a well known artist from Spain.

Almost every shot contains the colour red.

When the train does an emergency brake and luggage and people are being tossed all over the place a coffee cup and coffee pot in front of the main character remains undisturbed.


 

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Partnership with The King’s Lynn Festival
This is the second of the two films we are offering in partnership with the King’s Lynn Winter Festival. Tickets are £5 but film club members and their guests can purchase them for £4 through the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Box Office using the password which has been sent to all our members.

 

Tuesday 21stMarch

2.00pm — CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS

Comedy, Drama, War — (1966) — Czech with English subtitles
93 mins — Cert 15 — Contains moderate sex

Director: Jiri Menzel
Cast includes Vaclav Neckar, Vladimir Valenta, Jitka Bendova

Closely Observed Trains is a coming-of-age story about a young man working at a train station in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II. A bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Wry and tender, Academy Award-winning Closely Observed Trains is a masterpiece of human observation and one of the best-loved films of the Czech New Wave.
The film is based on a 1965 novel by Bohumil Hrabal. It was produced by Barrandov Studios and filmed on location in Central Bohemia. Released outside Czechoslovakia during 1967, it won the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 40th Academy Awards in 1968.
A quiet, charming, very, human film. Coming from Czechoslovakia it isn’t pushy like those big American movies; it will not force its point of view on you, or sweep you up in a tide of emotion. Indeed, if you’re charged up emotionally, you’d better lie down for an hour or two before going to see it. It requires an audience at peace with itself.

TRIVIA

In the opening sequence, the “German” tank shown during the anecdote about Janos’ grandfather is a Soviet SU-152 “tank killer” of WWII vintage.

Included among the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”, edited by Steven Schneider.

 

 

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