Film Club

PERFORMANCE - EXHIBITIONS - SCREENINGS - TALKS - MUSIC

SET DALSTON LANE

27a Dalston Lane

London

E8 3DF

 

Good Night Film Club #6

We will be screening:

Playtime

dir. Jacques Tati

(1967)

 

'Once dismissed, Playtime is today acknowledged as a radically innovative marvel. No other film uses space, architecture and crowds quite like this' - Jonathan Romney.'Playtime' is considered to be Tati's masterpiece; it is his most ambitious work, for which he built an enormous set to stand in for Paris, known as Tativille. The film is rich with subtle physical comedy, finding joyful ways to sketch urban alienation.

 

Good Night Film Club #4

Lola Boa Films - 'Donkey Skin'

19 March 19:30

 

~ Peau d’Âne (Donkey Skin) ~

1970

Directed by Jacques Demy

In French with English Subtitles

 

Following our Bollywood debut we present you with yet another musical –Donkey Skin, the sumptuous adaptation of Charles Perrault’s fairy tale by Nouvelle Vague maverick Jacques Demy.Shot by Ghislain Cloquet in 1970 (‘the Young Girls of Rochefort’ 1967), Donkey Skin is Demy’s hommage to Jean Cocteau and Walt Disney’s whimsical worlds when political cinema was predominant in the Nouvelle Vague movement.Part coming-of-age story, part romance, Donkey Skin is foremostly an enchanting musical for all.After mourning the death of his beloved queen, the fair king of a peaceful kingdom must honour the promise he made to her, to remarry a woman more beautiful than her.Rushed by advisers who seek welfare and an heir to the throne, the king (Jean Marais) considers marrying his own daughter (Catherine Deneuve)...

 

£3 Suggested Donation

 

Good Night Film Club #3

12 MARCH 19:30

 

Film of the Night:--- BREAKING THE WAVES (1996, 159min) ---

Dir.: Lars von Trier Cin.: Robby Müller.

 

In a secluded Scottish fishing village, devout and child-like Bess (Emily Watson) marries a Scandinavian oil worker Jan Nyman (Stellan Skarsgård). After becoming paralysed from an accident, Jan convinces Bess to have sex with other men. She gives herself up to increasingly dangerous encounters, in the belief that this will save the man she loves.

 

Before collaborating with Robby Müller on 'Breaking the Waves' (1996) and later 'Dancer in the Dark' (2000), Lars Von Trier cited Müller's vérité style of camera work and lighting, as an inspiration to Dogma

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SET Dalston Lane - Bar Opening Hours

5pm - 12.30am Monday to Thursday

5pm - 2.30am Friday

2pm - 2.30am Saturday

2pm - 10.30 Sunday

 

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