Corrie Film Club

The film to be shown on the 13th August at 8pm in Corrie and Sannox Village Hall is Rosetta (1999, France/Belgium, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 94 mins, Cert 15).

This is the Dardenne brothers’ unflinching study of a young woman’s struggle to escape poverty, which unanimously won the Palme d’Or and the Best Actress awards at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Powerful, uncompromising, with masterly use of hand-held cameras, this has become a modern classic. Entertainment Weekly said “Rosetta stuns by closing in almost claustrophobically on the small, repetitive gestures of despair and determination. (The girl clings to normalcy through a sequence of daily rituals from the fetching of water to the changing of shoes.) Defying pity and demanding a chance, Rosetta is a character of raw pride in a film of lingering power.”

Everyone is welcome, member or visitor. Make a small donation, bring refreshments, sit back and watch the film!