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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!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

NO (Chile, 2012) 118´ 23/09/2013

This drama film was directed by Pablo Larrain. Gael García Bernal plays René Saavedra, a succesful advertisement creator, who gets involved in the national plebiscite of 1988. This plebiscite pretends to ask the Chileans if Pinochet should stay in power for another eight years or if there should be an open democratic presidential election the next year.
Saavedra is approached by the "No" side committee to consult on their proposed advertising. 

At the 85th Academy Awards the film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. It also got good reviews.

"No stands proudly in a select sub-category of historical fiction films that work completely and satisfyingly, as their own movies" Michael Phillips. The Chicago Tribune. 07/03/2013

The screening is part of the events that conmemorates the 40th aniversary of the Chilean coup de êtat. The film will be hosted by Carlos Arredondo, member of FABULA (For A Better Understanding of Latin America), who organised a simbolic referendum in Edinburgh in 1988.

See the trailer:
More information about FABULA:

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Local Hero ( UK, 1983) 111´ 09/09/2013

"Mac" Macintyre (Peter Riegert) is a typical 1980s hot-shot executive working for Know Oil and Gas in Huston, Texas. The eccentric chief of the company, Felix Happer (Burt Lancaster) chooes to send him (Largely because his surname sounds Scottish) to Scotland to acquire the village of Ferness to make way for a refinery. Mac (who is actually of Hungarian extraction) is a little apprenhensive about his assignment, complaining to a co-worker that he would much rather take care of business over the phone and via telex machines. 

Bill Forsyth won the Best Director Award at 1983 Bafta.
"It demonstrates Mr. Forsyth´s uncanny ability for making an audience sense that something magical is going on, even if that something isn´t easily explained". Janet Maslin. New York Times. 20/05/2003

See the trailer: