Below is the 2020 calendar for Corrie Film Club. You can also download the schedule here (PDF).
January 12th 2020
2019 Germany Christian Petzold. Rating NR.101 mins
As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of a dead writer. Living among refugees, he falls for a mysterious woman who is searching for her husband… A timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.
Saturday February 1st
Day in the Dark Mini Film Festival
Scottish Theme 11.00 – 10.00
Mary Queen of Scots
House of Mirth
UK. 2007. Terence Davies. Cert.12. 134 mins
Stunning adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel about a woman’s quest to find a wealthy husband set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York. Gillian Anderson stars at her very best.
Denmark 2017. Gustav Muller. Cert 15. 85 mins
Asger is a police officer who enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Soon he realises that he is dealing with a crime that is far more complex than he first thought. A nerve – racking thriller.
April 5th (First Sunday)
2017.Holland. Mike van Diem Cert.15. 99mins
After losing his farm to the 1953 floods in Holland, a Dutch farmer cycles to Puglia in Italy to grow tulips. A mixed language film of English, Dutch and Italian shows a story of familial complications, love, determination and loss against the background of one man’s passion to bring colour and tulips to a hillside in Italy despite the darker efforts of local racketeers trying to strong-arm their cut of his flower business.
The Englishman who Climbed a Hill and came Down a Mountain
UK. 1995. Christopher Monger. Cert.PG 99mins
Set in 1917 against the back ground of the First World War, a cartographer arrives in a welsh village to measure the height of their ‘mountain’. Finding it short of official mountain status it is deemed a ‘hill’. There is love, humour, discord and moving sadness as the villagers, despite divisions, find common purpose to rectify the state of affairs. High Grant and Tara Fitzgerald star in this 1995 entry to the Moscow and Cannes film festivals.
UK 2018. Tom Harper. Cert. 15. 1hr.41mins
Forced to take responsibility for her life and her two children after coming out of jail, Nashville obsessed, Rose – Lynn, a talented singer, gets a cleaning job and finds an unlikely champion in the middle class lady of the house. Uplifting with original soundtrack.
USA 2018 Peter Farelly Cert. PG. 130 minutes
When an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx is hired to drive a world-class black pianist on a concert tour to the Deep South, the Green Book tells them which establishments will admit Afro-Americans. Meeting racism and danger, a friendship develops between the two as their initial differences are set aside.
UK. 2018. Yorgos Lanthimos. Cert.15. 114 mins
In early 18th Century England, a frail queen Anne occupies the throne whilst her closest friend, Lady Sarah governs the country at the same time tending to Anne’s ill health and volatile temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, ourtageous rivalry ensues to become the Queen’s favourite.
Monday September 7th 2020
…with McLellan Arts Festival Metropolis
1927 Fritz Lang Cert. PG. 130 mins)
A special showing of Fritz Lang’s sci-fi epic with live piano accompianment
October 18th (Third Sunday)
Woman at War
2019 Iceland. Benedikt Erlingsson.Rating NR 101 mins
Halla, apparently quiet and independent, is secretly a passionate environmental activist, waging a one-woman war against the local aluminium industry. Launching her biggest operation to date, she hears her application to adopt a little Ukrainian girl has been successful. She decides to plot one final attack before engaging with motherhood.
A Fantastic Woman
Chile. 2017 Sebastián Lelio.1hr.44 min Cert.15
Marina’s life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy.
Sexuality and gender issues are front and centre of this impressive heartfelt film.
Academy Award for best foreign film 2017.