Tuesday, November 29, 2005

What's On: Film Club at the British Council

The British Council has a new film club, which started at the beginning of November with a screening of Ae Fond Kiss by Ken Loach, one of my favourite directors of all time. They are returning to the work of Mr Loach for the second installment of the film club on the 8th December when they show Kes.

Kes is a film about a boy and his kestrel, set in 1960s northern England, and like most Ken Loach films, it is both funny and tragic at the same time. He has made his reputation as a 'social realist' film maker, and he often pulls no punches, yet he uses comedy to lighten the mood. The scene with the PE teacher and the football match, where he is pretending to be Bobby Charlton and gives one of the children on the other team a red card because he is too good is one of the funniest scenes in a film I have ever seen.

Some reviews of Kes.

According to the British Council website, the film club includes an introduction from real or adopted Berliners, discussion after the screening, and wine and nibbles. It starts at 7.30pm and costs nothing if you are a member of the British Council, €2 if you are not.

More Information: British Council Film Club.

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