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Film Archive from the 2012-2013 Season
The 2012-13 Season of the Bridport Film Society featured 12 films from around the globe.
Aguirre, Wrath of God
2nd October 2012Film Information
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This film was a favourite of John Surry, long term stalwart of the Film Society, and is being shown in his memory. A Spanish soldier, ruthless and insane, leads a group of conquistadors down the Amazon River searching for the legendary city of gold, El Dorado.
Certificate PG (some violence and brief nudity)
Directed by Werner Herzog
95 mins / German with English subtitles
16th October 2012Film Information
Winner of best foreign film at the 2012 Oscars, A Separation is a morally complex and totally absorbing marital drama offering wonderful insight into the class, gender and religious fault-lines of modern Iranian society.
Certificate 15 (mature thematic material)
Directed by Asghar Farghar Farhadi
122 mins / Farzi with English subtitles
30th October 2012Film Information
Inspired by the courage of impoverished manual workers working on the world's biggest rubbish heap, this life-affirming film follows a Brazilian artist's attempt to involve the workers in an art project.
Certificate PG (general viewing)
Directed by Lucy Walker
98 mins / Spanish with English subtitles
13th November 2012Film Information
Roman Kogler awaits his parole hearing in a young offenders prison. He struggles with claustrophobia that sees him both repelled and attracted to airless spaces. Pressurized by his social worker he finds a job, and uses his day-time freedom to discover more about his past. A brilliant directorial debut by actor Karl Markovics.
Certificate 15 (contains strong language)
Directed by Karl Markovics
90 mins / German with English subtitles
The Skin I Live In
27th November 2012Film Information
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This suspense thriller is sensually charged with richness and colour and carries a breathless sense of imminent violence. Its themes are passion, fantasy and escape. Antonio Banderas gives a nuanced performance as the Madrid plastic surgeon, who is secretly experimenting on the skin of the beautiful young Vera.
(sex, nudity, strong language with disturbing scenes)
Directed by Pedro Almodovar
117 mins / Spanish with English subtitles
11th December 2012Film Information
In 2004 the directors discovered a band of seven poor street musicians playing spell-bindingly exuberant music in the streets of Kinshasa. A remarkable documentary and a music film that is utterly exceptional.
Certificate PG (mild violence and language)
Directed by Renaud Barret & Florent de la Tullaye
85 mins / French with English subtitles
8th January 2013Film Information
Winner of the Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear, this beautiful, contemplative film shows us life through the observant eyes of quiet, serious six-year-old Yusuf. He stammers badly and seldom speaks except with his beloved father, who collects wild honey from the top of tall trees, a hazardous occupation.
Certificate PG (general viewing)
Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu
103 mins / Turkish with English subtitles
A Screaming Man
22nd January 2013Film Information
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In the midst of social insecurity, poverty and an everwidening civil war in Chad, mythic themes of anguish, pride, betrayal, love, guilt, and remorse, are reflectively explored in this classic story of a generational clash between a father and son.
Certificate PG (brief disturbing images)
Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
92 mins / French and Arabic with English subtitles
5th February 2013Film Information
Catherine Deneuve is at the centre of this satire as the 1970's 'potiche' (trophy wife) of a reactionary factory owning capitalist. Beneath the comedic surface some serious points are made about political and sexual emancipation. Gerard Depardieu brings his usual presence to the role of the wife's former lover and current local communist mayor.
Certificate 15 (strong language, brief moderate sex scenes)
Directed by Francois Ozon
103 mins / French with English subtitles
How I Ended This Summer
19th February 2013Film Information
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Set on a strategic weather research base on a remote Arctic Ocean island, this visually stunning, and beautifully photographed film, explores the story of two men spending months alone together, isolated from the outside world.
(infrequent strong language and moderate threat)
Directed by Alexei Popogrebsky
130 mins / Russian with English subtitles
5th March 2013Film Information
This mesmerising dance-documentary presents the astonishing work of Pina Bausch performed by her Tanztheater Wuppertal. She died during the filming of what was intended as a collaboration with Wenders, who had known her for 20 years. It has become a poignant tribute to this brilliant, reticent choreographer and performer.
Certificate PG (some sensuality and partial nudity)
Directed by Wim Wenders
German (and other languages) with English subtitles
19th March 2013Film Information
Comfortable with his own silent company, truck driver Ruben has agreed to do his boss a favour. However, he is not looking forward to picking up his human cargo for the trip. A gentle love story, both simple and universal.
Certificate 12A (general viewing)
Directed by Pablo Giorgelli
Argentina / Spain 2011
86 mins / Spanish with English subtitles
Seasons Ratings for 2012 / 2013
Following every film screening our audience are asked for their reaction to each film, helping us with our selection process for the following year.
Listed here are the audience reactions for our 2012 / 2013 film season.