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Ryedale Film Society

2004 - 2005 Season of International Films

VENUE: Friends´ Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, Pickering - Sundays at 7.30 pm

MEMBERSHIP: £29.00 for 13 films

GUESTS: £3.50 (Joan Fraser, Tel: 01751 473326)

CONTACT: Karin Doose, 25 West End, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AD
Tel: 01751 431230 e-mail: kadokirkby@yahoo.co.uk


September 19th, 2004
WHALERIDER
New Zealand/Germany 2002, dir. Niki Caro, with Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, 101 mins, cert. PG
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

October 3rd, 2004
GOODBYE LENIN
Germany 2003, dir. Wolfgang Becker, with Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, 121 mins, cert. 15, subtitles
East Germany 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother witnesses his arrest, suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. When she awakes some months later the GDR has ceased to exist. To avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat

October 17th, 2004
HAPPY TIMES (Xingfu shiguang)
China 2001, dir. Zhang Yimou, with Benshan Zhao, Jie Dong, Lifan Dong, 95 mins, cert. PG, subtitles
When the ageing bachelor Zhao thinks he has finally met the woman of his dreams he leads her to believe he is wealthy and agrees to a wedding far beyond his means. Zhao's best friend Li hatches the idea to raise the money by refurbishing an abandoned bus, which they will rent out by the hour - the Happy Times Hotel.

November 14th, 2004
DIVIDED WE FALL (Musíme si pomáhat)
Czech Republic 2000, dir. Jan Hrebejk, with Bolek Polívka, Anna Sisková, Csongor Kassai, 122 mins, cert. PG, subtitles
In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.

November 28th, 2004
NO MAN'S LAND (Nicija zemlja)
Bosnia-Herzegovina/Slovenia/Italy/France/UK/Belgium 2001, dir. Danis Tanovic, with Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic, 98 mins, cert. 15, English and subtitles
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993. After various skirmishes, two wounded soldiers, one Bosnian and one Serb, confront each other in a trench in the no man's land between their lines. Things get complicated when another wounded Bosnian comes to, but can't move because a bouncing mine is beneath him. - Very poignant anti-war film.

December 12th, 2004
SOLAS
Spain 1999, dir. Benito Zambrano, with María Galiana, Ana Fernández, Carlos Álvarez-Novoa, 101 mins, cert. 15, subtitles
The 35 year old Maria has broken off all contact with her family, but the illness of her despotic father leads to a reunion with her mother. - Beautifully staged drama about unfulfilled ambitions, unresolved traumas, love and human relationships.

January 16th, 2005
BAD EDUCATION (La Mala Educación)
Spain 2004, dir. Pedro Almodóvar, with Fele Martínez, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, 105 mins, cert. 15, subtitles
An examination of the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.

January 30th, 2005
THE MOTHER
UK 2003, dir. Roger Michell , with Anne Reid, Peter Vaughan, Anna Wilson-Jones, Daniel Craig, 112 mins, cert 15
A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her married daughter.

February 20th, 2005
BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS (Les Triplettes de Belleville)
France/Belgium/Canada/UK 2003, dir. Sylvain Chomet, animation with voices of Béatrice Bonifassi, Betty Bonifassi, Lina Boudreault, 78 mins, cert. 12A
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters - an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire - to rescue him.

March 6th, 2005
TOUCHING THE VOID
UK 2003, dir. Kevin Macdonald, with Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking, Brendan Mackey, 106 mins, cert. 15
This documentary tells the true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

March 20th, 2005
THE STATION AGENT
USA 2003, dir. Thomas McCarthy, with Peter Dinklage, Paul Benjamin, Jase Blankfort, Paula Garcés, 88 mins, cert. 15
When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

April 17th, 2005
KITCHEN STORIES (Salmer fra kjökkenet)
Norway/Sweden 2003, dir. Bent Hamer, with Joachim Calmeyer, Tomas Norström, Bjørn Floberg, 95 mins, cert. PG, subtitles
Comedy in which a scientific researcher's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.

May 8th, 2005
SINCE OTAR LEFT (Depuis qu' Otar est parti)
France/Belgium 2003, dir. Julie Bertucelli, with Esther Gorintin, Nino Khomasuridze, Dinara Drukarova 103 mins, cert. 15, subtitles
A sometimes humorous, often sad story about three generations of Georgian women - grandmother, mother and daughter - crafted by first-time director. The one joy in the life of the grandmother comes from the regular letters sent from Paris by the family's adored son, Otar. When he has suddenly died in an accident at work, mother and daughter try to conceal the truth from the grandmother, changing the course of their lives forever.

 

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