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Film Archive from the 2006-2007 Season
The 2006-07 Season of the Bridport Film Society featured 13 films from around the globe.
A Common Thread
3rd October 2006Film Information
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A talented young embroiderer secretly expecting a baby finds work and companionship with a reclusive haute couture designer who has recently lost her son.
Directed by Eléonore Faucher
17th October 2006Film Information
Power-politics, conspiracy and spin in Copenhagen - who will take over leadership of the Centre Party before the imminent general election?
Directed by Denis Dercourt
Denmark / Sweden / Norway 2004
7th November 2006Film Information
In Nablus two young Palestinians, friends from childhood, prepare for a suicide mission in Tel Aviv.
Directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Israel / Netherlands / Germany / France 2005
21st November 2006Film Information
The life of a TV books programme presenter and his wife is disrupted after they are sent a series of mysterious surveillance tapes of the exterior of their house.
Directed by Michael Haneke
France / Austria / Germany / Italy 2004
5th December 2006Film Information
A perceptive, restrained study of family relationships, old age and parenthood in what Bergman has declared to be his final film.
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Sweden / Denmark / Norway / Italy / Finland / Germany / Austria 2003
19th December 2006Film Information
An absorbing documentary on the ballet company founded by Diaghilev in 1909 and on the competing companies seeking to carry on the tradition after his death in 1929.
Directed by Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller
9th January 2007Film Information
An Italian / Iranian / British look at some of the passengers travelling on a train from Saint Moritz to Rome.
Directed by Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach
Italy / UK 2005
The Last Mitterrand
23rd January 2007Film Information
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A young journalist helps the elderly Président de la République (wonderfully played by Michel Bouquet) to compile his memoirs during his last months in office.
Directed by Robert Guédiguian
France / Switzerland 2004
6th February 2007Film Information
Feckless teenager sells his newborn son for cash, then sets about trying to recover the baby.
Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Belgium / France 2005
20th February 2007Film Information
Bizet's opera skillfully translated into Xhosa and relocated to a township near Cape Town - with a striking central performance by Pauline Malefane.
Directed by Mark Dornford-May
South Africa 2004
The Night of Truth
6th March 2006Film Information
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After 10 years of civil war in an unnamed African Country the two sides, having agreed a fragile truce, come together for a feast of reconciliation.
Directed by Fanta Régina Nacro
Burkina Faso / France 2004
13th March 2007Film Information
Three sisters, living separate lives in Paris, struggle to cope with a traumatic childhood memory and their own romantic relationships. With a screenplay resulting from a collaboration between Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-96) and Krzysztof Piesiewicz.
Directed by Danis Tanovic
France / Italy / Belgium / Japan 2005
Seasons Ratings for 2006 / 2007
Following every film screening our audience are asked for their reaction to each film, helping us with our selection process for the following year.