The “Barbarian Invasions” is a 2003 French-Canadian film directed by Denys Arcand which won the Academy Award for best Foreign Language film and Marie-Josée won the Cannes Best Actress Award. It tells the story of 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, who learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends by meeting his friends and family before he dies. He first tries to make peace with his ex-wife Louise, who asks their estranged son Sebastian, a successful businessman living in London, to come home. Sebastian makes the impossible happen, using his contacts and disrupting the entire Canadian system in every way possible to help his father fight his terminal illness to the bitter end, while he also tries to reunite his former friends, Pierre, Alain, Dominique, Diane, and Claude to see their old friend before he passes on.
As critic Lisa Nesselsen said in “Variety” magazine “A full-bodied, funny and gloriously unpretentious ode to family, friendship and the meaning of life.”
“the Barbarian Invasions” will screen at the Faith College Wine Centre on Friday 8th November at 7.30 pm with a short film and then the main feature after a break for refreshments. Admission is free for Film Club Members and membership is obtainable at the door.
Please join Remi's family and friends in Remi's fight against Leukemia. See the details for Remi's fundraising Movie Night.
BBBfm 's Damo & Rob our very own 'roaming' reporters will be on site on Sunday 3rd November from 11:00am. Come and say hello, have a pic taken and you may feature on our BBBfm face book page!
Barossa Film Club presents its August screening of Iranian/French film “The Salesman”, directed by Asghar Farhadi and starring Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini.
“The Salesman” was winner of 2016’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and begins with an earthquake. Nobody is hurt but it's big enough to force Tehran high school teacher Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and his wife, Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) out of their Tehran apartment.
The solution to their predicament comes from a friend. He's a fellow cast member of the amateur production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, in which they're both starring, and he offers them a flat that he owns. But on inspection, they discover it hasn't been emptied of the former tenant's possessions. Don't worry, they're told. She'll soon be along to collect them.
For Rana and Emad, things start unravelling soon after they make their move. Alone in the new apartment one night, Rana answers the security bell downstairs, thinking it's Emad, and goes into the shower, leaving the door open. When he finally arrives, she's unconscious on the bathroom floor with a head wound. From this point on, he becomes obsessed with the need to track down her attacker. It's a consummate whodunit moving inexorably towards a slow-burning climax with a twist at the end, but what matters most are the things left unsaid.
“The Salesman” will screen on Friday 16th August at 7.30 pm at the Faith College Wine Centre. Entry is free for members and membership is obtainable at the door. For further information, ring President Imelda Carson on 8564 8225.
Barossa Film Club presents its movie for June, the award-winning French film “Caché (Hidden)” starring Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil. Released in 2005, the director was Michael Haneke who won the Best Director award at the 2005 Cannes Film F
The story is of the paranoia which grips a bourgeois European family when a series of menacing videotapes begin turning up on their doorstep in director Michael Haneke's dark drama. From the outside, Georges (Daniel Auteuil), Anne (Juliette Binoche), and son Pierrot (Lester Makedonsky) are the typical middle-class European family, but when a series of mysterious videotapes accompanied by morbid drawings reveal that someone has been monitoring their house, Georges begins to suspect that his past has come back to haunt him. It was during France's occupation of Algeria that Georges wronged a young Algerian boy named Majid (Maurice Bénichou), and as the enraged father and husband begins tracking down his former friend, the line between victim and predator becomes increasingly blurred.
Venue: “Caché” will screen at the Faith College Wine Centre on Friday 21st June, commencing with a short movie at 7.30 pm, a break for refreshments and then the main feature. Admittance is free for members of the Barossa Film Club and membership is obtainable at the door. For enquiries ring President Imelda Carson on 8564 8225.
FILM CLUB SCREENS “THE GRAPES OF WRATH”
Barossa Film Club’s screening for May is the classic 1940’s film “The Grapes of Wrath”, which is director John Ford's most famous black and white epic drama - the classic adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1940 Pulitzer Prize-winning, widely-read 1939 novel. This film was the most popular left-leaning, socialistic-themed film of pre-World War II Hollywood.
The title of the film was taken from the Battle Hymn of the Republic, by Julia Ward. On the screen, the film honestly and realistically recreates the socio-economic impact of the Great Depression and a mid-30s drought upon one representative family - the Joads. Its theme of an oppressed people's epic move to a new home parallels the Biblical story of Exodus. Their family name, Joad, also evokes the Biblical character of Job. There was a total of seven Academy Award nominations for the film - with two wins: Best Supporting Actress (Jane Darwell) for her role as the archetypal mother figure, and Best Director (John Ford). Jane Darwell is marvelous as the strong center and backbone of the migratory family that must leave its ancestral land, and Henry Fonda is magnificent as an unmercifully-harassed Okie who refuses to be beaten and crushed by misfortune.
“The Grapes of Wrath” will screen at Faith College Wine Centre on Friday 17th May commencing at 7.30 pm with a short film, then a break for refreshments before the main feature. Admission is free to Barossa Film Club Members and membership is obtainable at the door. Inquiries to President Imelda Carson on 8564 8225.