Monday 28 September 2020 at 7.45 pm.

 

PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD) (12A)

 

 

UK 2012.  86 minutes.  Director: Grant Gee.

PATIENCE is inspired by THE RINGS OF SATURN, the work of W.G Sebald (1944 - 2001), the German writer who spent most of his life in Norfolk and taught at UEA.  Both book and film take as their starting point a walk around Suffolk, but develop into a reflection on landscape and art, history and memory.  With contributions from writers Andrew Motion, Robert Macfarlane, Marina Warner and Iain Sinclair, artists Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar, theatre director Katie Mitchell and film maker Chris Petit.

Grant Gee’s film is 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.

 

 

 

Monday 27 April 2020 at 7.45 pm.

 

PAIN AND GLORY (15)

 

Spain 2019.  113 minutes.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

Directed by Pedro Almodovar. Starring: Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz.

A Spanish drama in which Salvador, an aging film maker looks back on his life and loves, with vivid flashbacks to his childhood in a Valencian village and to his mother’s final years.  Antonio Banderas’ subtle performance brings depth to this surprisingly reflective film from the celebrated director.  

 
 

 

 

Monday 30 March 2020 at 7.45 pm.

 

WOMAN AT WAR (12A)

 

Iceland/France/Ukraine 2019.  101 minutes.  In Icelandic, Spanish, English and Ukrainian with English subtitles.  

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson.  Starring: Halldora Geirharosdottir, Johann Siguroarson, Juan Camillo and Roman Estrada

A genre-defying Icelandic drama about an independent woman who leads a double life.  Ostensibly a choir mistress and pillar of the community, Halla goes undercover as ‘Mountain Woman’ in her crusade to protect the natural environment she loves.  When she is offered the chance to adopt a child, her perspective on life has to change.  A thoughtful comedy with an idiosyncratic but irresistible heroine and breathtaking scenery and action sequences.