Friday, 24 November 2017

28 November - no film


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd JANUARY 2018

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

24 October - meet at 13:50 for the 14:00 showing

Our film this month is Victoria and Abdul [Confident Royal].

Twenty years on from her BAFTA-winning performance in Mrs Brown, Judi Dench reprises the role of Queen Victoria in a Stephen Frears film based on the true story of the elderly Queen’s friendship with a young Indian manservant.  Comedy and pathos combine as the Court looks on in horror as Abdul rises in the Queen’s estimation to become her closest confidant.

Ali Fazal plays Abdul, and the fine supporting cast includes Tim Pïgott-Smith, Simon Callow and Michael Gambon.

Running time 1h52

Thursday, 21 September 2017

26 September - meet at 13.15 for 13.25 showing

Our first film after the summer break is the Beguiled which is at our usual UGC Toison d'Or.  

The story unfolds during the American Civil War at a Southern girls' boarding school.   Its sheltered young women encounter an enemy soldier and seem more than willing to help.

Starring Nicole Kidman,  Elle Fanning, Kitsten Dunsten and Colin Farrell

Directed by Sofia Coppola winner of the Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for this film

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

27 June - meet at 13:50 for the 14:00 showing

Our last film before the summer break is The Sense of an Ending, an adaptation of the novel for which Julian Barnes won the 2011 Booker prize.
Tony Webster, a grumpy retired divorcee, leads a reclusive and quiet life until a bequest from the mother of his girlfriend at university leads him to confront and reassess the past.
Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Michelle Dockery
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Running time 1h48

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

23 May - meet at 13:50 for the 14:00 showing

This month it’s back to our usual UGC Toison d’Or venue and group ticket. 

Following April’s hugely enjoyable  A United Kingdom, our film is (quite by chance!) another British production set in the forties, this time during the war. 

It’s Their Finest (1h57min), a witty romantic comedy about a young woman recruited to write the “women’s dialogue” for propaganda films designed to boost public morale during the blitz.

It stars Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy alongside a cast packed with other famous faces.  The director is the Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig.

Friday, 21 April 2017

25 April - meet at 12:50 for the 13:00 showing

It's CINEMA GALERIES this month, 26 Galerie de la Reine, 1000 Brussels.  Metro Gare Central.   Tickets 8.50 adult and 6.50 senior

Our film is A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike and directed by Amma Asante.

It is the story of King  Sereste Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil

Thursday, 23 March 2017

CORRECTION 28 March 2017 - meet at 13:35 for the 13:45 showing

Apologies for originally posting the wrong time!  Margaret

Back to our usual UGC venue to see Miss Sloane, a political thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mark Strong. Directed by John Madden; running time 2h12.

In the high-stakes world of political power brokers Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in Washington.  Famous for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always been ready to do whatever it takes to win.  But when she takes on the powerful gun lobby she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

Link to the trailer:

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

28 February 2017 – meet at 13:05 for the 13:15 showing

It's THE VENDOME again this month, ladies, and we buy our own tickets. For the practical information, see last month's entry.

Our film is "Manchester by the Sea", starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges and directed by Kenneth Lonergan.  The running time is 2h17min.

When his beloved older brother dies, handyman Lee Chandler returns to his hometown, a close-knit fishing community in Massachusetts. There, Lee struggles to cope with his current grief and a tragedy from his past while also summoning the strength to comfort his teenage nephew, who has been left in his care.


Thursday, 19 January 2017

24 January 2017 - meet at 13:25 for 13:40 showing

Our movie this month is the musical LaLa Land showing at THE  VENDOME, CH DE WAVRE, 1050 BRUSSELS.   Metro lines 2 and 6 - stop Porte de Namur.   There is no group ticket, you pay for your own at the box office - 8 euro for adults and 6.75 euro for seniors

Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, it tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone) an aspiring actress and Sebastien (Ryan Gosling) a jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet.   The film has already won a record 7 Golden Globes