FILMS

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Films normally start at 7.30pm in The Guildhall of St George, King Street.   Members and their guests can sign in from approx 7pm.

 

Forthcoming Film Dates for your Diary

Guildhall Screenings
Thursday 1st July – PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Thursday 12th August – THE LAST TREE
Thursday 26th August – THE FAREWELL

Welcoming you back to the Guildhall!

KLCCC is pleased to tell you that we will be making a welcome return to film screenings at the Guildhall on Thursday 10 June.

And we will be showing a film that was partly shot in King’s Lynn itself — ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield‘ (2019)!

Following the June screening, we expect to return to our regular monthly programme of films which will usually be on the second Thursday of each month. Because it is unclear at the time of writing which films are likely to be made available for community cinemas to screen, we have just programmed the first few films of the new season as follows:

Thursday 1st July – Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Thursday 12th August – The Last Tree tbc
Thursday 26th August (extra screening) – The Farewell (2019)

Remaining dates this season (we will announce the programme in July):

Thursday 9th September
Thursday 14th October
Thursday 28th October (extra screening)
Thursday 11th November

We recognise this will be our first screening since lockdown no.3, and for some of you it may be your first film with KLCCC for 15 months, so we will email you in the run up to the 10th June screening to let you know how we are planning to make the event covid-secure and the specific arrangements that will be in place on the night to ensure you feel both safe and comfortable.


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Thursday 1stJuly 7.30pm
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Drama Romance— (2019) — 122 mins — Cert 15
French & Italian subtitled — sexualised nudity

Director: Celine Sciamma
Cast includes Luana Bajrami, Adele Haenel, Noemie Merlant, Armande Boulanger, Christel Baras, Valeria Golino


France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love. Winner of a coveted Cannes prize and one of the best reviewed films of the year, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. Noémie and Adèle Haenel turn the subtle act of looking into a dangerous, engrossing thrill, crafting the most breathtaking and elegant performances of the year. To watch Marianne and Héloïse fall in love is to see love itself invented onscreen. With contemporary themes in period dress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is one of the greatest love stories ever told.
 

TRIVIA

The paintings by Marianne were all created by painter Hélène Delmaire, whom Noémie Merlant worked closely with to inform her character’s perspectives and sight lines when painting.

The film was shot in 8k. Céline Sciamma wanted to capture a large dynamic range of colors and for the film to feel contemporary, whereas 35mm felt too timeless.

Noémie Merlant painted 16 hours every day during the course of filming

 

 

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Thursday 12thAugust
THE LAST TREE

Drama — (2019) — 99 mins — Cert 15
strong language, violence, drug misuse

Director: Shola Amoo
Cast includes Nicholas Pinnock, Jayden Jean-Paul-Denis, Denise Black, Jamal Ibrahim, Sam Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo


 
Femi is a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take.

 

TRIVIA

Shola Amoo was able to gain the trust of residents of the Aylesbury Estate to shoot there because he had been a community worker there and had run a local film club.

 

 

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Thursday 26thAugust
THE FAREWELL

Comedy Drama — (2019) — 100 mins — Cert PG
English & Mandarin – subtitles — mild bad language, sex references

Director: Lulu Wang
Cast includes Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Jim Liu, Shuzhen Zhou, Gil Perez-Abraham


 
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

 

TRIVIA

In addition to writing and directing, Lulu Wang also plays piano on the film’s soundtrack.

Early in the film Billi discovers a bird has flown into her apartment and while trying to set it free receives a call from her grandmother. Many superstitions cite a bird flying into the home as a sign of impending death.

The joke about the cat dying and “mom is on the roof” told around the dinner table is the same joke told by astronaut Peter Willis to himself as he is climbing up a desert cliff in the 1977 movie Capricorn One (1977). Seconds later, he is ambushed and killed by government helicopters.

Included among the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”, edited by Steven Schneider.

 

 

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