SHREWSBURY FILM

Winter 2023

We were delighted to have been awarded a grant from Film Hub Midlands to show 6 films from the BFI's latest decennial poll of the greatest 100 films of all time.

As you can imagine, we have already shown a healthy percentage of these films, but there are still some gems to be found.

The Leopard

PG | Italy | 1963 | Italian, subtitled

Director: Luchino Visconti
Date Shown: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Luchino Visconti’s sumptuous epic portrays the fall of 19th-century Sicilian nobility, its decadent displays of wealth tinged with melancholy. This is the fully restored, uncut, widescreen version of the classic film starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale.
This showing is financially supported by Film Hub Midlands.


Cléo from 5 to 7

PG | France | 1961 | French, subtitled

Director: Agnès Varda
Date Shown: Wednesday 25 January 2023

Capturing Paris at the height of the 1960s, this is a fascinating real-time recreation of an afternoon in the life of a young woman, directed by Agnès Varda, one of the pioneers of “New Wave” cinema. It also features a lush score by Michel Legrand.
This showing is financially supported by Film Hub Midlands.


Late Spring

U | Japan | 1949 | Japanese, subtitled

Director: Yasujirō Ozu
Date Shown: Wednesday 8 February 2023

The first of Yasujirō Ozu’s great cycle of dramas about the joys and sadnesses of family life tells the moving tale of Noriko, a young woman who sacrifices her independence to look after her ailing father.
This showing is financially supported by Film Hub Midlands.


Daisies

15 | Czechoslovakia | 1966 | Czech, subtitled

Director: Věra Chytilová
Date Shown: Wednesday 8 March 2023

A satirical, surreal and irreverent story of rebellion by two young women who decide to attack all they see as wrong with the stifling Czech society of the 1960s. Impossible to classify, this film continues to amaze, amuse and provoke audiences over 50 years on.
This showing is financially supported by Film Hub Midlands.


La Jetée

15 | France | 1963 | French, German, subtitled

Director: Chris Marker
Date Shown: Wednesday 8 March 2023

In spite of running for under half an hour, La Jetée has established legendary status as a hugely influential science fiction film, telling the story of a time traveller whose task is to call the past and future to rescue the present. Told almost entirely through still photographs, this is director Chris Marker’s most distinctive cinematic achievement.
This showing is financially supported by Film Hub Midlands.


Mirror

U | USSR | 1974 | Russian, subtitled

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Date Shown: Wednesday 22 March 2023

The most autobiographical film by the legendary Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, “Mirror” reflects on his own childhood and the fate of the Russian people, layering together real events, dreams, and memories of childhood in a unique combination.
This showing is financially supported by Film Hub Midlands.


Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

U | USA | 1927 | English intertitles

Director: FW Murnau
Date Shown: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Widely considered the greatest of all silent films, “Sunrise” combines fable-like storytelling with remarkable technical ingenuity and visual imagination. The film won three Oscars, including a never-repeated one for “Unique and Artistic Picture”.
This showing is financially supported by Film Hub Midlands.


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