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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 !!
See you at the screenings!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

This is England. (United Kingdom, 2006) 27/09/2012

Largely based on director´s (Shane Meadows) own personal experience, the film tells the story of Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), a 11 year old kid growing up in the North of England. Set during the summer holidays of 1983. It follows his journay from a shaggy haired rufian grieving the loss of his father into a shaven headed thug whose anger and pain are embraced by the local skinhead fraternity.

The film was well acclaimed and it got several awards, for instance Alexander Korda for the Best Film at the British Academy Film Award.
"The writer-director brilliantly juxtaposes the personal and the political, bookending a stirring coming-of-age drama with the provocative opening and an equally affecting end sequence." Kevin Thomas. Los Ángeles Times. 02/08/2007.
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Babette´s Feast (Denmark, 1987) 20/09/2012

This Danish Film was directed by Gabriel Axel. It was based on a short story by Isak Dinisen (pen name of Karen Blixen) and tells the story of Babette Hersant (Stéphane Audran), a French woman who works for two pious sisters, Martina  (Birgette Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) in a small village on the remote western coast of Jutland in 19th-century. Sometime after their father´s death, the sisters decide to hold a dinner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Babette experiences unexpected good fortune and implores the sisters to allow her to take charge of the preparetion of the meal.

The film received almost universally positive reviews and it won the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. It also won a BAFTA Film Award for the Best Not in English Language.
"Taking a longish tale, "Babette´s Feast, from Isak Dinisen´s last collection "Anecdotes of Destiny"  (1958), Gabriel Axel has made a  very handsome, very literary movie". Vicent Canby. New York Times. 01/10/1988.
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