Author: dunbarfilm

Loveless, 28 September 2018

In LOVELESS, Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their […]

Sorry about August!

I just realised I only saved August’s post as a draft, so it was never published in the time for the film.
My bad! I publish it now to complete the historical record.
I will proceed from here to create posts for the rest of this year’s films, which will automagically appear after the previous film has […]

Félicité, 31 August 2018

Franco-Senegalese film-maker Alain Gomis has created a film portrait in an ambient social-realist style, showing us a woman called Félicité (Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu): a single mum of a tearaway teen boy Samo (Gaetan Claudia), for whom she must stay strong. She is scratching a living with her music, evidently bruised and humbled by the […]

The Florida Project, 30 June 2018

This sounds like a fab film, I hope everyone can make it this month!
“The firecracker story of a six-year-old girl, her friends and single mother in a scuffed motel outside Walt Disney World in Orlando.” – Danny Leigh, The Guardian.
June 29th, 7.30 at the Hallhill Sports centre in Dunbar, show starts promptly at 8.

Fire at Sea – Friday 25th May

In this stellar documentary, Gianfranco Rosi contrasts the lives of the desperate thousands landing on the shores of a Sicilian island with the everyday existence of the locals.
An Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes […]

The Salesman Friday 27th April

Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant.

The director Asghar Farhadi won his second Oscar in a row for this film ( the first was for […]

The Death of Stalin Friday 30th March

[ March 30, 2018; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they […]

Bicycle Thieves Friday 23rd February

 
“Bicycle Thieves” is so well-entrenched as an official masterpiece that it is a little startling to visit it again after many years and realize that it is still alive and has strength and freshness.
Given an honorary Oscar in 1949, routinely voted one of the greatest films of all time, revered as one of the foundation […]

Moonlight Friday 26th January

[ January 26, 2018; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
“In these uncertain times, we need storytellers who can turn a tale of conflict and hardship into a symphony of love and friendship that endures through all the pain. I doubt that I will see a better film than ‘Moonlight’ this year.”   

 
Our first film of 2018 is Moonlight
 

“A coming-of-age story about a young man from […]

Little Men 24 Nov

[ November 24, 2017; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] This painful, complex, beautifully acted and inexpressibly sad drama from Ira Sachs is about something that looms large in real life, but never usually gets acknowledged in the movies in any but the vaguest way – banal, undignified embarrassment over money, and the deadly serious damage this causes.

This film is very different from the general run of […]

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