Monthly Archives: April 2013

Love revised in Oscar winning drama on 12 May

ImageThe latest film by Austrian writer-director Michael Haneke Amour (2012), will be screened at Splendid Cinema on the 12th May.

Amour is a story about a marriage transformed by illness. Elderly couple Georges and Anne played by French New Wave icons Jean Louis Tritignant (A Man and a Woman) and Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima Mon Amour), enjoy the spoils of retirement. The little charming microcosm they both happily exist in is shaken when Anne suffers a stroke. The physical decline becomes increasingly humiliating for Anne as well as extremely painful for her husband Georges, witnessing the downfall of the woman he loves.

The breathtaking performance by the actor tandem as well as director’s incredibly intimate, but respectful take on the subject matter not only lets the film live up to its title, but offers a platform for the reconsideration of love, empathy, pain, misery and its boundaries.

Critically acclaimed all over the globe, the film won an Oscar in the category of the Best Foreign Language Film, BAFTA awards including Best Film not in the English Language and the Best Leading Actress award for Emmanuelle Riva. Amour, one of the most outstanding films of the year is an absolute must see!

Here’s the trailer:

In addition, Worcester’s only independent cinema will also be screening Irish: On Purpose, a short film by Olivia James, before Amour as part of the Splendid Cinema’s  initiative supporting local filmmakers.

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office  open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com

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Pattinson takes turn in Cronenberg’s surreal drama

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The Twilight star Robert Pattinson demonstrates he’s more than a sparkly vampire in the latest David Cronenberg’s film, Cosmopolis (2012), to be screened at Splendid Cinema on the 28th of April.

Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Don Dellilo, Cronenberg’s film focuses on a 28-year-old multibillionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), whose limo journey across a futuristic Manhattan becomes something of a confrontation with everyone who is directly affected by the heartless demeanour of his luxurious lifestyle.

Cronenberg combines Dellilo’s dry, comic satire with a stone-dead, but immersive atmosphere shaped by both Pattinson’s performance and clearly measured, smooth cinematography, making Cosmopolis a very charismatic picture, and is not to be missed!

Cosmopolis also features an international assemblage of actors including Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton and Jay Baruchel.

Here’s the trailer:

In addition, Worcester’s only independent cinema will also be screening Irish: On Purpose, a short film by Olivia James, before Cosmopolis as part of the Splendid Cinema’s initiative supporting local filmmakers.

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office  open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com

 

Cosmopolis (Can/France/Italy/Portugal, 2012, David Cronenberg) 105 min. 15 Cert.

28 April, 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

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