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!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Departures (Japan 2008) 131´ 28/06/2012

This film was directed by Yōjirō Takita and tells the story of Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a cellist in Tokyo who loses his job when his orchestra is disbanded. This mishap makes him  move back to his hometown, Sakata, with his wife Mika (Ryōko Hirosue). There Daigo finds a job that involves preparing the dead.

It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Oscars in 2009 and the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year at the 32nd Japan Academy Prize. Apart from that it has received good reviews.
"Even as it gently insists on the normalcy, the inevitability, the meaningfulness of mortality, it leaves you feeling so familiar with death you may want to wash your hands and change your clothes afterward." Philip Kennicott. Washington Post. (19/06/2009).
See the trailer:

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (USA 2004) 109´ 07/06/2012

Michel Gondry directed this film that tells the story of Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), a couple who decides to undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
The film has been well acclaimed by critics.
"Works marvel after marvel in expressing the bewildering beauty and existential horror of being trapped inside one's own addled mind, and in allegorising the self-preserving amnesia of a broken but hopeful heart." Jessica Winter. Time out. (26/01/2006)
See the trailer: