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Hi all !!
Welcome to the Cinema-Club blog. We have decided to open this as our own web space and to invite all of you to participate actively in the organisation of the Welcoming Cinema Club.
You can enter and add all your opinions about the viewed movies and also make suggestions for the forthcoming. We hope that you will take the best out of it !!
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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

28th of April "Gregory's Girl" (Scotland, 1981)

Gregory's Girl is a 1981 Scottish coming-of-age romantic comedy film written and directed by Bill Forsyth. It is set in Scotland.

Sixteen year old Gregory is an awkward, gangly Scottish lad who is in the midst of the throngs of puberty. The object of his affection is Dorothy, despite or in part because she is a talented striker who took his place on the school's boys' football team, he now demoted to distracted goalkeeper. Gregory tries to insinuate himself as much as possible in her life through her interests, such as learning the Italian language, without ever directly coming out and telling her that he likes her. Gregory's male friends are of no help in advising him on how to get into a relationship with Dorothy. The only person with whom he confides that provides any constructive advice is his ten-year old sister, Madeline. When Gregory finally gets the nerve to ask Dorothy out on a date, the outcome of the question is not quite what he expects. He learns that Dorothy talks to her girlfriends about such issues as much as Gregory does with his friends, each side strategizing to their own desired end.

Director: Bill Forsyth

Writer: Bill Forsyth
Stars:John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Jake D'Arcy

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Thursday, 21 April 2011

21st of April: Short films from students in Edinburgh Napier University

 This thurday, we will enjoy wacthing shortfilms made by students of Napier University. It will be an experimetal evening where we'll have the chance to explore the new cinema.

  • HOW MACBETH IS BEEN TAGHT by Pollyana Davison and Karel Dolak
  •  WOMAN'S CASE  by Nelisa Alcalde. It's about a special woman's dream
  •  CLICHE by nelisa alcalde, Jessi Salomen, Sophie Turnet and Katri Vantahalao. With this film we  want to say to all these women who are afraid to love:let it go.....
  • OLD LAND by Nick Gibbon.
  • TWO GALLANTS by David Borbas (12 min)
  • EXILE ON CANVAS by Edgar Wittek (10 min)

Monday, 11 April 2011

14th of April "Latcho Drom" (France, 1993)

Latcho Drom is a French documentary film directed and written by Tony Gatlif. The movie is about the Romani people's journey from north-west India to Spain, consisting primarily of music. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

Latcho Drom (rom for "safe journey") describes the travels, singing and dancing of Romany groups from Rajahstan (India), Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain. Some scenes are acted, but there is no dialogue or narration--only partial translation of some songs. The film illustrates the variety of conditions in which the Romany people live--earthbound nomads in the hot deserts of Asia, ironsmiths and abjectly poor tree-dwellers in the frozen plains of Eastern Europe, and craftspeople and traders in the hills and seasides of north Africa and western Europe. It also illustrates the similarities in travel habits, musical tones (spoons, open drums, and string-based rhythms) and song themes (celebration of travel and perceived rejection by sedentary locals).

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

07th of April "Run Lola Run" (1998, Germany)

"Run Lola Run" is a German crime thriller. The f ilm begins with Lola (Franka Potente) receiving a phone call from her distraught boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu). He is a small-time criminal and has lost 100,000 marks belonging to his boss by accidentally leaving it on a train (Lola was supposed to pick him up, but her moped was stolen while she was buying cigarettes). After the doors of the train closed, he saw a homeless man pick up the bag of money but he was unable to get back onto the train before it left the station. Upon not seeing any trace of his money or the homeless man at the next station, Manni assumes the money is long gone.
Manni has to get the money within 20 minutes before his boss finds out, and plans to rob a nearby supermarket. Lola urges him to wait and tells him she will sort out the money. She decides to ask her father (Herbert Knaup), who is a bank manager.
The main part of the film is divided in three "runs". Each run starts from the same situation but develops differently and has a different outcome. Each run contains various flash-forward sequences, showing how the lives of the people that Lola bumps into develop after the encounter. In each run, those people are affected in different ways.


Tom Tykwer


Tom Tykwer
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