Sunday 23 January at the Guild
4:30pm: Mr Thank You [Arigatô-san] by Hiroshi Shimizu (1936 – Japan)
A journey through 1930s Japan. More on SensesofCinema.
7pm: Baby Doll by Elia Kazan (1956 – USA)
A black comedy about a bizarre and cruel romantic triangle.
Sunday 30 January at the Guild
4:30pm: Honey [Bal] by Semih Kaplanoglu (2010 – Turkey]
An “existential narrative about the world view of a child, about loss and mourning” (Katja Nicodemus – Die Zeit)
7pm: Harvest [Regain] by Marcel Pagnol (1937 – France)
Not a spectacular film; it functions like its protagonist, simple, sometimes foolish and comical, but always sincere and deliberate [IMDB]
Friday 11 February at the IFE
6pm: La Belle Equipe (They Were Five) by Julien Duvivier (1936 – France)
Five unemployed penniless workers win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But difficulties come to split their friendly group apart.
Starring Jean Gabin and Charles Vanel.
Made at the advent of the Popular Front, a left-leaning government, “la belle équipe” perfectly reflects its enthusiasm, hopes and disillusions. Jean Gabin was THE French actor of this era, the one who embodied almost everything the audience was dreaming of. “La belle équipe” is brimming with camaraderie, joie de vivre and vie en rose.
Open to all, book your ticket at the IFE.