The blog and the Community

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 !!
See you at the screenings!

Monday, 27 June 2011

30th of June "DIRTY OIL" (2010)

"Dirty Oil" (running time 73 minutes) is one of the trilogy on toxic fuels presented by The Co-operative and powerfully illustrates the devastating impact that Albertan tar sands developments are having on the environment and local First Nation communities. This film is directed by Leslie Iwerks and narrated by Neve Campbell.
"H2Oil" and "Petropolis" are the two other episodes in these series.

‘There is no such thing as dirty oil’
Mel Knight, Alberta Energy Minister

‘Tar sands constitute one of our planet’s greatest threats’
Jim Hansen, Climate Scientist, NASA

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Edinburgh Active Citizenship Group will be hosting this film for the Welcoming Cinema Club.

Friday, 17 June 2011

23rd of June "Dirty Pretty Things" (UK, 2002)

Celebrating the Refugee Week in Britain, we are proud of having an especial event on 23rd of June. 
This week in our cinema club besides our regular screening we will have a small party with food and drinks from 6:15 to 10:30.

"Dirty Pretty Things" with a relevant topic has been chosen for this night. It is about an illegal Nigerian immigrant who discovers the unpleasant side of London life. Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a Nigerian man who drives a cab in London during the day and works at the front desk of a hotel at night — chewing khat (a stimulant) to keep awake. Okwe was formerly a doctor in Nigeria. In London he is pressed into giving medical treatment to other poor immigrants. Everything is normal until he meets Juliette a prostitute in the hotel ...

Director: Stephen Frears

Writer: Steven Knight
Stars:Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou and Sophie Okonedo

Friday, 10 June 2011

16th of June "No man’s Land" (Serbia, 2001)

"No Man's Land" happens in Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Writer: Danis Tanovic
Stars:Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac and Filip Sovagovic

No Man's Land won Prix du scénario at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by numerous awards, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001, while in competition with French Amélie and the Indian blockbuster Lagaan. Tanović was presented the Oscar by John Travolta and Sharon Stone. Briefly after, Tanović thanked everyone who worked with him on the film and supported its creation. He ended his acceptance speech by saying, "This is for my country".

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

9th of June "Hamoun" (Iran, 1990)

Hamoun is a 1990 psychological drama movie directed by Dariush Mehrjui. The movie tells the story of a middle-class Iranian – Hamid Hamoun, played by Khosro Shakibai – and his struggle after his wife demands a divorce from him. 
Due to its dream like sequences and the treatment, Hamoun has often been described as having a Fellini touch. 
It is believed that Mehrjui was under influence of "Fear and Trembling" by Søren Kierkegaard and his argument on "Love", "Feith" and "Anxiety" specially in the story of "Abraham"  and sacrificing his son, Issac.
The movie was received very well in Iran by critics and young generation at the time and still it is in the list of the best ten films in the history of Iranian cinema.


Dariush Mehrjui


Dariush Mehrjui


 Ezzatolah Entezami, Bita Farahi and Sedigheh Kianfar