SHREWSBURY FILM

Season 9

Sadly Season 9 ended abruptly with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore 2 films that were scheduled to be screened could not be shown. These were Happy as Lazarro, Everybody Knows and Under the Tree. We have included Everybody Knows and Under the Tree in Season 10, and plan to screen them on 18 March and 6 May 2022 — in particular, Under the Tree promises to be a fun finale to our season!

The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

15 | Sweden | 2013 | Swedish
Adventure, Comedy
Director: Felix Herngren
Date Shown: Friday 13 September 2019

This hugely entertaining comedy is based on the best-selling book. Allan Karlsson uses his 100th birthday celebrations as an excuse to escape his nursing home and embark on an unexpected and hilarious journey.


Child's Pose

15 | Romania | 2013 | Romanian
Drama
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
Date Shown: Friday 27 September 2019

Cornelia lives at the pinnacle of society. When her 30-year old son commits a serious offence, her attempts to help turn to something more sinister. Winner of the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013.


The Third Murder

15 | Japan | 2017 | Japanese
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Date Shown: Friday 11 October 2019

A courtroom drama from a country in which almost all trials lead to convictions. Director Hirokazu Koreeda ("Shoplifters") creates mystery and suspense in this complex death-sentence tale.


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Western

12 | Germany | 2017 | German
Drama
Director: Valeska Grisebach
Date Shown: Friday 25 October 2019

A group of German construction workers starts a tough job remote in the Bulgarian countryside. As the foreign land awakens strong emotions in the men and their hosts, the stage is set for a showdown...


Werckmeister Harmonies

12 | Hungary | 2000 | Hungarian
Drama, Mystery
Director: Bela Tarr, Agnes Hranitzky
Date Shown: Friday 8 November 2019

Tieing in with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this stunning vision of Eastern Europe in disarray comes from Bela Tarr, the greatest East European film director to emerge in the aftermath of 1989.


The Guardians

15 | France | 2017 | French
Drama, War
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Date Shown: Friday 22 November 2019

From the director of "Of Gods and Men" comes a compassionate drama about the rural women of France during World War I. This is a beautifully shot period drama of the battle of wills on the home front.


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The Ciambra

15 | Italy | 2018 | Italian
Crime, Drama
Director: Jonas Carpignano
Date Shown: Friday 6 December 2019

A remarkable story of adolescence in Sicily which dramatically shows how young men are squeezed between the Mafia, African migrants, and the Romani community. The film features many striking performances from local people.


Loving Vincent

12 | UK | 2017 | English
Animation, Biography, Crime
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Date Shown: Friday 20 December 2019

The world's first fully painted feature film, this is a full-length animation entirely in the style of Van Gogh. Featuring the work of more than 100 painters and animators, it is both a glorious tribute to his art and an entertaining speculation on his death.


Burning

15 | Korea | 2018 | Korea
Drama, Mystery
Director: Chang-dong Lee
Date Shown: Friday 10 January 2020

An elegant mystery about obsessive love based on a short story by Haruki Mirukami. Rarely has an offer to look after a neighbour's cat led to such unexpected consequences...


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The Guilty

15 | Denmark | 2017 | Danish
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Gustav Möller
Date Shown: Friday 24 January 2020

A police officer at a call centre takes a call from a desperate woman and is soon engaged in a race against time, facing a crime far bigger than he first thought. An utterly gripping thriller.


Capernaum

15 | Lebanon | 2018 | Arabic
Drama
Director: Nadine Labaki
Date Shown: Friday 7 February 2020

This sharp-eyed, street-level drama about childhood in contemporary Beirut features two remarkable performances by its young stars. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.


Cold War

15 | Poland | 2018 | Polish
Drama, History, Music
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Date Shown: Friday 21 February 2020

A romantic epic set in the ruins of postwar Poland and Paris. Pitting the love and creativity of two people from very different backgrounds against Soviet propaganda, this is a compelling drama. Winner of Best Director at Cannes, 2018.


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Faces, Places

12 | France | 2018 | French
Documentary
Director: JR, Agnès Varda
Date Shown: Friday 6 March 2020

Legendary French film director Agnes Varda and photographer JR tour small town France producing vast photo installations of local communities and sites in a heart-warming tribute to vanishing communities.


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Regular film screenings at the Hive, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY1 1TE
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