Film Club



The Film   Club Subgroup organises regular showings. The films shown are specifically from Asian countries or representative of Asian Cultures/ themes.   They are subtitled in English and cover most genres - drama, comedy, mystery, horror, fantasy, romance or   thrillers. The presentation begins   with a brief introduction to the film which is followed at the end by a   Q/A session . During the summer   months classics are usually shown.

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Subgroup Programmes: 

Film Club - COMING HOME (2014) - China

Film Club - COMING HOME (2014) - China

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Duration: 1 hr 49 mins

Director: Zhang Yimou

Screenplay: Jingzhi Zou based on the book by Geling Yan

Cast: Gong Li, Chen Daoming, Zhang Huiwen, Guo Tao, Yan Ni, Li Chun, Zhang Jia-yi

Awards: Asian Film Award: Gong Li (Best Actress) / Zhang Huiwen (Newcomer)

A haunting drama about a family torn apart by the violent Cultural Revolution in the 1970s when Party officials and local police publicly humiliated and harassed people, seized property, tortured some and arbitrarily imprisoned others. The story is ultimately one of triumph of the human spirit and the endless love it is capable of as well as the phenomenal power of such love to emancipate and create beauty from the bleakest of circumstances.

Film Club - A PRIVATE WAR (2018) - UK/USA

Film Club - A PRIVATE WAR (2018) - UK/USA

Monday, 21 December 2020

Duration: 1 hr 50 min

Director: Matthew Heineman

Screenplay: Arash Amiel & Marie Brenner, based on a Vanity Fair article

Cast: Rosamund Pike, Alexandra Moen, Tom Hollander, Faye Marsay

Awards: Golden Globe Award Nomination: Rosamund Pike (Best Actress)

A haunting film about the legendary Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin.The film does an incredible job recreating the tension and anxiety of moving through a war zone and at its center is the remarkable performance of Rosamund Pike who captures with sharp precision the flawed but brave character of Marie Colvin…

Film: Crimson Gold (2003) - Iran

Film: Crimson Gold (2003) - Iran

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Duration: 1 hr 37 mins

Director: Jafar Panahi

Screenplay: Abbas Kiarostami

Cast: Hossain Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Azita Rayeji, Shahram Vaziri, Ehsan Amani, Pourang Nakhael. Kaveh Najmabadi, Saber Safael

Award: Cannes Film Festival Jury Award

A man stands just inside the doorway of a posh jewelry shop, holding a gun and looking in bewilderment at the crowd gathering outside. Eventually he points the pistol at his head and kills himself. The film then leaps back in time to trace the causes of this violent, seemingly abrupt event...

Film: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Film: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Duration: 2 hrs 4 mins

Director: John Madden

Screenplay: Ol Parker based on the novel by Deborah Moggach

Cast: Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey

A rare film in this youth driven era which deals with issues relating to ‘’Senior Citizens’’ with most of the main characters in the story above the age of 65. Bittersweet but often very amusing and uplifting film that proves to be an emotional journey for the characters as they all discover their strengths wading through the culture clash of their foreign surroundings.