Screenings at 2.30* & 7.30
- The 2.30 screening will be subtitled for those with hearing loss
Director: Ritesh Batra
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery
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Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a divorced retiree who leads a purposefully dull and fairly solitary life. Still on friendly terms with his ex-wife, Margaret (Walter), Tony’s life consists of daily rituals, avoiding modern conveniences such as email and Facebook.
However, the arrival of an unexpected letter forces Tony to confront his distorted memories of the consequences of decisions made in his youth.
A high-class British cast imbues this adaptation of Julian Barnes’s acclaimed novel with mystery and emotional magnetism.
Here are links to a Review from The New York Times and a “the making of” article in The Telegraph .
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 8th June 2017
Shows start at 2.30PM, & 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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Free Fire last week had a very mixed reception from our audience – it didn’t appeal to some, but others were full of praise! Two patrons wrote to say that they “absolutely loved” the film and “found it exciting that the David Lean is keeping up to date with modern audiences and selecting films which are both fresh and innovative”. So – we can’t please everyone all the time, but we do our best to showcase what we think will appeal to as wide an audience as possible.
The “masterly and complex” Graduation attracted small audiences but feedback indicated that supporters found it impressive and absorbing, with one praising the unexpectedly “up-beat ending”. Romanian cinema has become increasingly admired, so it’s worth watching out for future work from their talented directors. Read More……….