This Season’s Upcoming Films
All films are shown in the Fuller McLellan Hall at the Lymington Centre. Doors open 30mins before show and refreshments are available.
LFS Membership costs £20 (entry to all 8 films). LFS members must also be members of the Lymington Centre (Enquiries on 01590 672337)
Alternatively tickets are available for each film at £6.50 on the door.
Sunday 11th March 2018 7:30pm
Frantz (2016; French/German, subtitled)
Dir François Ozon France/Germany) 1hr 53mins. B&W, 12A
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers. François Ozon’s gripping homage to Hitchcock is handsome, teasing and therapeutically smart. (IMDB; Telegraph)
Sunday 8th April 2018
Annual General Meeting at 6.45 PM (Members only) followed by
8.00pm The Other Side of Hope (2017; Finnish/Arabic, subtitled)
Dir Aki Kaurismäki (Finland) 1hr 40mins. Colour, 12A
Finland’s master of deadpan comedy, Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre), presents the story of an unlikely friendship between a Syrian asylum seeker and an elderly Finnish restaurant owner. Winner of the Berlin Silver Bear for Best Director, it’s a beautiful, timely film from one of the world’s leading auteurs.This refugee drama artfully blends poignancy with torrents of laughter (Curzon; Telegraph; Guardian).
Sunday 13th May 2018 8.00pm
The Olive Tree (2016; Spanish/German, subtitled)
Dir Icíar Bollaín (Spain/Germany) 1hr 40mins. Colour; 15
A young woman decides to rescue her grandfather’s olive tree, sold to a German company as a green symbol, in Icíar Bollaín’s (Even the Rain) low-key, sweet-natured, heartfelt film. Commentary on a changing Europe – and especially a socially and economically forlorn Spain – underpins The Olive Tree, but the human relationships are most poignant here, especially the one between Alma and her ailing grandfather.(Guardian; Timeout)