In post Soviet Russia, a cleaner, who was a well regarded Bolshoi conductor (Aleskei Gustov) hatches a plan after intercepting a fax from Paris: Bring his old orchestra back together. Along with a brilliant young violinist (Melaine Laurent), they head for the bright lights to play Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto in D. This wacky comedy of… Read more »
During a long hot summer in the 1970s, four boys roam free through a neglected rural Welsh paradise, until a tragedy strikes that sets them against the adult world and changes their lives forever. Last Summer, filmed in South Wales is a low budget film, written and directed by Jon Jones, shot over 22 days… Read more »
In this Icelandic film a lively independent middle aged woman, Halla, lives a double life as a choral director with a secret identity as an environmental activist known only as ‘Woman of the Mountain’. This is a quirky comedy/drama/thriller with a heart.
Bonus FREE feature. Ken Loach’s illustration of life in the gig economy.
This film is a beautiful and quietly powerful documentary; a portrait of a vanishing way of life and of a determined woman, Hatidze, who is trying to make a humble living harvesting honey from the wild bees in an isolated Macedonian valley. Hatidze is a remarkable woman, a natural optimist who’s attempts to help her… Read more »
The Farewell is a poignant, funny and uplifting story of family life, where older generations of Chinese still hold on to long held traditions, despite now living in America. Nai-Nai is unaware that doctors have given her only a few weeks to live, but the family have been told and decide not to tell her…. Read more »
‘Sometimes breaking the rules is the right thing to do’. Official Secrets highlights the true story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightly), a whistle blower who has to face the consequences of her courageous act. Coming up against a Government lead legal system stacked against her, can Katharine hold true to her convictions? This intensely compelling… Read more »
Nantwich Film Club remains suspended while Civic Hall is being used by the NHS for booster vaccinations. We should be back in early 2022 to resume our programme.
Fern is a widow and former teacher from Nevada who is forced to gather her possessions into her campervan and head off to seek seasonal work. Nomadland is a docu-drama hybrid film about a new phenomenon; America’s 60 and 70 something generation whose economic future was shattered by the 2008 crash. These are people who’ve lost everything and who now find themselves unable to retire or maintain a home, so they have become ‘nomads’. The film depicts the freedom that can be achieved without the burdens of a house and possessions. Although there are hardships, they also find fellow comrades, mutual support and belonging. A haunting and inspiring film.
Set in the 1980’s a Korean/American family, yearning to own a small patch of land, move to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American dream. However, new beginnings are always challenging, finding out what is best for the family and let alone start a 50 acre farm, is easier said than done. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. A wonderfully absorbing, moving and amusing drama.