Friday, February 21, 2014

I Wish | Sunday 2nd March 2014 7.30pm

APPLETON FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS
I Wish (Kiseki)

Sunday 2nd March 2014 7.30pm

Director: | 2012 | Japan | 128 mins | PG


I Wish was released without fanfare in the midst of Oscar season. It came tip-toeing in from the sidelines to spin a tale of everyday magic and remind us that miracles can happen, if we can only be bothered to put ourselves in their path. It was the year's most purely joyous picture, dappled with warmth and wit and mystery. If it passed you by, you've got a treat in store.
 Review:   GUARDIAN

Twelve-year-old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, in the southern region of Kyushu, Japan. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata, northern Kyushu. The brothers have been separated by their parents' divorce and Koichi's only wish is for his family to be reunited. When he learns that a new bullet train line will soon open, linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at top speed. With help from the adults around him, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle that will improve their difficult lives.
 Review:   ROTTEN TOMATOES (C) Magnolia


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Friday, January 17, 2014

Caesar Must Die | Sunday 2nd February 2014

APPLETON FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS
Caesar Must Die

Sunday 2nd February 2014 at 7.30pm

Director: , | 2013 | Italy | 76 mins | 15


Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Caesar Must Die deftly melds narrative and documentary in a transcendently powerful drama-within-a-drama. The film was made in Rome's Rebibbia Prison, where the inmates are preparing to stage Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. After a competitive casting process, the roles are eventually allocated, and the prisoners begin exploring the text, finding in its tale of fraternity, power and betrayal parallels to their own lives.  Review: Rotten Tomatoes 

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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A Late Quartet | Sunday 5th January 2014

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A Late Quartet

Sunday 5th Janaury 2014 at 7.30pm

Director: Yaron Zilberman | 2012 | USA | 105 mins | 15


In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile freeReview: Peter Bradshaw / Guardian Film Reviews  

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