This Season’s Upcoming Films
All films are shown in the Fuller McLellan Hall at the Lymington Centre. Doors open 30mins before show.
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 12th November 2017 7.30pm
Heal the Living (2016; French, subtitled)
Dir Katell Quillévéré (France/Belgium)) 1hr 43mins. Colour, 12A
Beautifully filmed and powerfully written, Heal the Living interweaves seemingly disparate narrative threads, each connected to each other by an accident, to present a vibrant portrait of human connection. This staggering organ transplant drama hits you right in the heart (Rotten Tomatoes; Telegraph).
Sunday 10th December 2017 7.30pm
A Man Called Ove (2015; Swedish, subtitled)
Dir Christian Petzold (Swedan) Ihr 56mins Colour, 15
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. This feelgood black comedy is a moving and funny tale of a suicidal Swedish mechanic being helped by his pregnant Persian neighbour (IMDB; Rotten Tomatoes)
Sunday 14th January 2018 7:30pm
The Innocents (2016; French/Polish/Russian, subtitled)
Dir Anne Fontaine (France/Poland) 1hr 55mins Colour, 15
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent. The Innocents’ nuanced exploration of complex themes — and its refreshing perspective — are well worth the effort.(IMDB; Rotten Tomatoes)
Sunday 11th February 2018 7:30pm
Graduation (2016; Romanian, subtitled)
Dir Christian Mungiu (Romania) 2hrs 8mins. Colour, 15
A film about compromises and the implications of the parent’s role; a searing human saga about a father driven to extremes in order to protect his daughter’s future.Graduation is a masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight. (IMDB; Guardian; Rotten Tomatoes)
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)