Film Group

FRIENDS OF ROCK ROAD LIBRARY PRESENT
… an exciting new film group at Rock Road Library has a mission to bring a unique opportunity to see new films in familiar surroundings!
As the number of places is limited,  reserve of a place in advance is recommended: to add your name to the entry list:
  • e-mail rockroadfriends @yahoo.com or
  • drop a note, addressed to ‘FRRL Film Group’, in the FRRL letterbox near the Library entrance noticeboard. 
Subscription to a season of three films is £15.00, or £7.50 (£6.00 concesssions) for just one; payment will be collected at the door.
Doors open 6.30 p.m. for a  7 p.m. start, refreshments served.
Each film is introduced and given a context by Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas followed, after the screening, by further discussion.
The dates and films for ‘Season Two’ will be announced shortly – please e-mail FRRL with your suggestions of films to share.
 Inaugural Series  – FRRL Film Club Poster March 2017
VOLVER, Director Pedro Amoldovar, cert 15, 115 min.
The first film in the series was an outlandish comedy by Spain’s best known contemporary auteur, Pedro Almodóvar, featuring favourites Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura and Chus Lampreave. A dead mother (Maura) returns to haunt her daughters and resolve unfinished business in a sumptuous film displaying Almodóvar’s signature ‘look’ and his characteristic mastery of colour, cinematography, narrative.      (1 March, 2017)
Discussion Notes:     Volver 1 March 2017
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, Director Thomas Vinterberg, cert PG, 120 min.
 The second film in the series is Thomas Vinterberg’s 2015 adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s late nineteenth century novel. It stars Carey Mulligan as the passionate and fiercely independent Bathsheba Everdene, a  magnetic character who attracts the attentions of three very different men as she sets out to make a success of the Dorset farm she inherits: sheep farmer Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), the dashing Sergeant Troy (Tom Sturridge) and mature bachelor Willaim Boldwood (Michael Sheen). The film is a romantic drama exploring the the complexities of relationships and the consequences of choices.
LUNCHBOX (‘DABBA’), Director Ritesh Batra, cert PG, 104 min
The Lunchbox is a warming love story revolving around the city’s ‘dabba’ lunchbox delivery service.  When Ila (Nimrat Kamur), an unhappy wife with an indifferent husband, packs him off a carefully prepared, delicious lunch via the usually efficient service it is mistakenly delivered to the wrong man. The fortunate recipient, Sajaan (Irrfan Khan), a soon-to-retire accounts clerk, is delighted to discover the unusually mouth-watering fare inside. The mix-up leads to an exchange of notes that develops a tender friendship. An endearing, and often very funny ‘feel-good’ film, The Lunchbox was included in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival ‘Semaine de la critique’ selection, as well as being nominated for a BAFTA and has won numerous awards.
Discussion Notes: The Lunchbox 5 April 2017
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