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8th September 2017

A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

2016; UK; 103 mins; Cert 12A; Dir: Roger Spottiswoode

This is the true-story of James Bowen (Luke Treadaway), a homeless busker, whose life is changed when he is befriended by a stray ginger-cat. A tale of second chances, this is a warm-hearted and amiable social drama, which won the 2017 UK National Film Award for Best British Film.



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29th September 2017

Tangerine

Tangerine

2013; Estonia; 87 mins; Cert 15; Dir: Zaza Urushadze

The First Estonian feature film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Tangerines is set during the 1992/93 war in Abkhazia and tells of a tangerine farmer who finds himself having to offer tense hospitality to one wounded fighter from each side. Played beautifully, with humour and compassion, this film is a morality tale addressing issues of conflict and reconciliation.



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20th October 2017

Burn Burn Burn

Burn Burn Burn

2015; UK; 106 mins; Cert 15; Dir: Chanya Button

Grieving over the death of their friend Dan, Seph and Alex are shocked to receive a posthumous video message from him instructing them to take a road trip across Britain to scatter his ashes (kept in a Tupperware box in the glove compartment) . This is a very clever little film, moving at times and darkly hilarious at others, a road trip packed with surprises. Brilliant cameos from Alison Steadman and Julian Rhind-Tutt.



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10th November 2017

Room

Room

2015; USA; 118 mins; Cert 15; Dir: Lenny Abrahamson

Based on Emma Donoghue’s novel, this heart-breaking yet life-afirming drama is told from the viewpoint of a 5-year-old boy. The film explores the love between him and his mother, kidnapped and imprisoned in a sound-proof shed 7 years earlier, and how she creates a whole world for him in this tiny space. Brilliantly filmed with near-perfect performances by the two main characters, ‘Room’ will bring a lump to your throat.



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1st December 2017

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016; New Zealand; 101 mins; Cert 12A; Dir: Taika Waititi

Raised on foster care, defiant city kid, Ricky, gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship him off to yet another new home, he and his cantankerous foster father, Uncle Hec, decide to go on the run. What follows creates a convincing emotional bond between two strong characters. Highly acclaimed, often quite emotional and very entertaining.



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5th January 2018

The Salesman

The Salesman

2016; Iran; 124 mins; Cert 12; Dir: Asghar Farhadi

A domestic drama in which an Iranian couple are forced to leave their apartment, which is on the verge of collapse, and move into another, whose former tenant had been a prostitute. This leads to a sexual attack on the wife, which dramatically changes their lives and their relationship. Winner of the 2017 Oscar for best foreign language film.



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26th January 2018

The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress

2016; Kazakhstan; 87 mins; Cert U; Dir: Otto Bell

An inspiring documentary in which 13 year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian Steppe, it features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured and was nominated in 2017 for a BAFTA Film Award for best documentary.



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23rd February 2018

The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree

2016; Spain; 100 mins; Cert 15; Dir: Iciar Bollain

A heart warming and wryly amusing story from Spain, that takes on aspects of a fairy tale as its characters try to recover an ancient olive tree that has ended up as a corporate emblem in the foyer of a large German company. On top of observations of rural Spanish life and people, we get an interesting insight into how they see other nations in Europe.



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16th March 2018

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

2016; USA; 137 mins; Cert 15; Dir: Kenneth Lonergan

Best Actor Oscar winner Casey Afleck stars as Lee, working as a janitor in Boston, socially isolated by choice and burdened with a tragedy from his past. Called back to his home town in Massachusetts on the death of his brother, he finds he is guardian to his teenage nephew Joe and is forced to try and deal with his past. It’s a powerful film about life in the real world without Hollywood endings. This film caused sharply divided opinion when we viewed it . . . . . which is precisely the reason it’s on the programme !



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13th April 2018

Mindhorn

Mindhorn

2017; UK; 89 mins; Cert 15; Dir: Sean Foley

Julian Barrat wrings plenty of laughs from the world of 1980s TV detectives with his bionically enhanced character, Mindhorn, but it is his portrayal of fading actor Richard Thorncroft – who played Mindhorn – that really sets this comedy alight. Cameos from Steve Coogan and Kenneth Branagh, amongst others, add to a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

DRESS UP! THERE WILL BE PRIZES!



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Nailsworth Film Club

Film Club in Gloucestershire.

Movie Club in Gloucestershire.