Below is the 2022/23 calendar for Corrie Film Club
All films begin at 7.30 unless otherwise stated.
Sunday January 9th: TheLast Station (UK/Germany 2009. Hoffmann. Cert 15)
Historical drama based on the last chapter in the life of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. Christopher Plummer stars as the famous writer, who is nearing the end of his life after a long period of ill health. He lives with his family in a compound at Yasnaya Polyana, attended to by his wife and the disciples of his ‘movement’: a group of people dedicated to his ideas of pacifism, vegetarianism, sexual abstinence and communal property who have gathered in a nearby forest camp. When the head of the movement, Vladimir Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), urges Leo to rewrite his will to posthumously renounce his material possessions, thereby leaving his family with nothing, Tolstoy’s wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) does all she can to influence her husband and protect her inheritance.
Saturday February 4th Day in the Dark ( Starts 11.am) Theme: Scotland
- 11.00 Coffee and Scottish Short :Bayview – documentary about a guesthouse in the North East of Scotland.
- 11.45 Happy Lands
- 13.30 Lunch
- 14.00 Woman at War
- 15.30 Tea and cake
- 16.00 Limbo
- 18.00 Supper
- 19.30 Black watch
Sunday February 12th Lamb (Iceland 2021. Valdemar Johannsson. 106 mins. Cert 15)
In rural Iceland, a childless couple discover a strange and unnatural newborn in their sheep barn. They decide to rear it as their own, but sinister forces are determined to return the creature to the wilderness that birthed her.
Sunday March 12th Tulipani (Holland 2017. Mike van Diem. 99 mins Cert 15)
After losing his farm to the 1953 floods in Holland, a Dutch farmer cycles to the Puglia in Italy to grow tulips. A mixed language film of English, Dutch and Italian illustrating 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.
Sunday April 16th A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (USA 2019. Marielle Heller. 106 mins. Cert PG)
A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism in a film based on a true story about the friendship between Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks and journalist, Tom Junod. “A warm cosy hug of a film”
Sunday May 14th : Memoria (UK/Colombia. 2021. Weerasethakful.Cert 12)
Jessica, a Scottish woman living in Colombia, awakens one night to a single loud boom. She appears to be the only one who can hear it. The next day, she goes to visit her sister, Karen, who is ill and in the hospital. Jessica also operates a market-flower business in the area, and begins to learn more about an excavation project being carried out in the same hospital where her sister is being treated.
Sunday June 11th: The Quiet Girl (Ireland. 2022. Colm Bairead. Cert 12.)
In the summer of 1981, nine-year-old Cáit is one of many siblings, living with her impoverished and neglectful parents in rural Ireland. With Cáit’s mother pregnant again, her parents decide to send their quiet daughter away to live with middle-aged distant cousin Eibhlín Cinnsealach and her husband Seán. A warmimg film.
Sunday July 9th: The Duke. ( UK. 2022. Roger Mitchell. Cert 12)
In 1961, a 60-year-old taxi driver steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sends ransom notes saying that he will return the painting if the government invests more in care for the elderly. A charming British comedy starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren
In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke Sunday August 13th: Drawn to War (UK. 2022. Cert PG With Arran Open Studios)
One of Britain’s greatest landscape artists, Eric Ravilious, is killed in a plane crash while on commission as Official War Artist in Iceland in 1942. His life is as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him. This film brings to life this unique and still grossly undervalued British artist caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, whose legacy largely sank without trace, until now… )
September 10th:The ColdWar ( Poland. 2018. Pawlikowski. Cert 15)
In the ruins of post war Poland two young musicians fall deeply in love. They dream of escaping to the creative freedom of the west but one day as they spot their chance of escape they make a split decision which will mark their loves for ever.
October 8th: Ali and Alva (UK. 2021. Clio Barnard. Cert 12)
In this Bafta winning heart – felt drama two lonely people develop a deep connection despite the lingering legacy of past relationships and emotional turmoil.