Tag Archif: film club

Our Next Film: Redoubtable

Dydd Mawrth, 11 Rhagfyr 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Eidal/Ffrainc, 108 munud, (15) isdeitlau
Cyfarwyddwr – Michael Hazanavicius

Ffilm fywgraffiadol aml-haenog , chwareus gan gyfarwyddwr ‘The Artist’, o’r arloeswr Ton Newydd, Jean Luc Godard, a’i berthynas gythryblus ag Anne Wiazemsky. Bywgraffiad gwleidyddol, athronyddol, i fyny ac i lawr, sy’n portreadu’r protestiadau gwleidyddol yn Ffrainc yn 1968 yn ardderchog.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – Redoubtable
Rotten Tomatoes – Redoubtable

Our Next Film: Under The Tree

Dydd Mercher, 5 Rhagfyr 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Gwlad Yr Iâ, 89 munud, (15) isdeitlau
Cyfarwyddwr – Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

Mae anghyfod rhwng dau gydymog ynglŷn â choeden yn mynd yn draed moch a throi’n rhyfel drefol. Drama gymdeithasol o Wlad yr Iâ, sy’n gyforiog o gomedi du ac sy’n amlygu bychandra doniol dwy ochr sy’n gwrthod ildio.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – Under The Tree
Rotten Tomatoes – Under The Tree

Our Next Film: Nothing Like a Dame

Dydd Mawrth, 11 Medi 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2018, DU, 84 munud, (12A)
Cyfarwyddwr – Roger Michel

Mae Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright a Maggie Smith yn hel atgofion a rhannu hanesion am eu cyfeillgarwch, sydd wedi parhau am 50 mlynedd. Mae’r ffilm ddogfen hon, sy’n cynnwys deunydd archif wedi’i ymchwilio’n drylwyr, yn ddathliad pleserus o bedair gyrfa hynod.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – Nothing Like A Dame
Rotten Tomatoes – Nothing Like A Dame

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

Scoring as follows

  • Excellent 15
  • Very good 10
  • Good 6

With overall rating of 82%

SYLWADAU:

  • Dames being down to earth was very entertaining.  Good unscripted fun
  • Best film of the season
  • Witty comments from four icons of film and television
  • Seen once on TV but delighted to see it again
  • Entertaining – love all 4 dames – Judy and Maggie being my favourites.  I did laugh with them.  Good to see old films with them in.  Liked The Stones as background music – rather apt
  • Fun!
  • Life enhancing
  • Nostalgic and insightful look at four lives – rather brave of them to all to have revealed so much about themselves

Our Next Film: Loveless (Nelyubov)

Dydd Mawrth, 5 Mehefin 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Rwsia/Ffrainc, 127 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Andrei Zvyagntsev

Mae’n rhaid i bâr sy’n ysgaru gyd-weithio i chwilio am eu mab, a ddiflanodd yn ystod un o’u dadleuon chwerw.
Drama gyffrous, iasol o ddwyster hypnotig dirgel gan gyfarwyddwr Leviathan.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – Loveless
Rotten Tomatoes – Loveless

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

  • Excellent 7
  • Very good 8
  • Good 2

Giving an overall score of 82%

SYLWADAU:

  • Great sound mix
  • Bleak
  • Very harrowing and hard hitting.  Quite difficult to watch in parts.  Haunting
  • Terrific music – start to end.  Dark and depressing.  Accurate but too cold for me to enjoy

Our Next Film: Lady Bird

Dydd Mercher, 23 Mai 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, UDA, 93 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Greta Gerwig

Mae nyrs o California yn cynnal cysylltiad treiddgar gyda’i merch yn eu harddegau: merch gariadus, ddiysgog a chyndn ei barn – yn union fel ei mam. Ffilm sy’n llawn tynerwch a ffraethineb.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – Lady Bird
Rotten Tomatoes – Lady Bird

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:4

  • Excellent 29
  • Very Good 8
  • Good 7
  • Average 2

Giving an overall score of 84.78%

SYLWADAU:

  • Loved the humour, reality, mix of funny and poignant – enjoyed
  • Really good film of joy, tears and life
  • Thank you  I really needed this film – I’m a mother!
  • Some of the dialect wasn’t clear – not as good as I was expecting
  • Well paced, thoughtful and nostalgic – loved that the complexity of all the characters was allowed to emerge
  • Beautifully observed relationship of teenagers
  • Very funny moments throughout.  Resonated well with the story line
  • Gorgeous film, stunning writing.  Gave me tons of my own ideas

Our Next Film: In Between (Bar Bahar)

Dydd Mawrth, 8 Mai 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2016, Israel / Ffrainc, 103 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Maysaloun Hamoud

Mae tair wraig o Balesteina yn ceisio cadw cydbwysedd rhwng eu bywyd modern a’u ffydd a’u traddodiadau, tra’n byw yng nghanol Tel Aviv. Dyma ddull ysgafn ond ychydig yn wahanol o ddramateiddio themâu cymhleth, amserol. Cyfoethogir y ffilm ymhellach trwy’r sinematograffi ardderchog a’r perffomiadau pwerus.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – In Between
Rotten Tomatoes – In Between

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

N/A

SYLWADAU:

N/A

Audience Reaction: The Nile Hilton Incident

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

The Nile Hilton Incident was very well received scoring

  • 19 Excellent
  • 10 Very Good
  • 2 Good

With an overall scoring of 88.7%

SYLWADAU:

  • Real portrayal of corruption
  • Superb.  Great thriller but also a fascinating social document.  The best film of the season
  • Such a bleak portrayal of a man trapped in a corrupt system.  Compelling thriller
  • Good thriller.  Interesting politics
  • Very compelling.  Kept one gripped to the end
  • Corruption with a capital ‘C’ – very believable characters living in moral mayhem – moody music provided good support

Our Next Film: The Nile Hilton Incident

Dydd Mercher, 25 Ebrill 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Sweden/Denmarc/Yr Almaen, 106 munud, (NR) subtitled
Cyfarwyddwr – Tarik Saleh

Wedi’i osod yn erbyn cefndir y Chwyldro Aifft, mae’r ffilm gyffrous hon yn dilyn swyddog o’r heddlu sy’n ymchwilio i lofruddiaeth fenyw. Mae’r hyn sy’n ymddangos yw marwolaeth putain yn troi’n achos mwy cymhleth sy’n cynnwys elitaidd uchaf yr Aifft.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – The Nile Hilton Incident
Rotten Tomatoes – The Nile Hilton Incident

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

The Nile Hilton Incident was very well received scoring

  • 19 Excellent
  • 10 Very Good
  • 2 Good

With an overall scoring of 88.7%

SYLWADAU:

  • Real portrayal of corruption
  • Superb.  Great thriller but also a fascinating social document.  The best film of the season
  • Such a bleak portrayal of a man trapped in a corrupt system.  Compelling thriller
  • Good thriller.  Interesting politics
  • Very compelling.  Kept one gripped to the end
  • Corruption with a capital ‘C’ – very believable characters living in moral mayhem – moody music provided good support

Audience Reaction: A Fantastic Woman

The Pontardawe Film Club audience rated A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica) as follows:

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

  • 13 excellent
  • 11 very good
  • 2 good
  • 2 average
  • 1 poor

Giving an overall rating of 78%

SYLWADAU:

  • Compassionate film about being transgender and prejudice – lovely voice
  • Brilliant, tragic, ugly, sordid, beautiful
  • A passionate and powerful resistance to prejudice
  • Fab film, nice venue, staff welcoming
  • Brilliant performance by Daniela Vega
  • Wonderful film and riveting performance by Daniela Vega. Stunning!
  • Parts moved me unbelievably other parts left me cold
  • An intriguing and moving film not as gripping as I had expected but I enjoyed the upbeat ending
  • A very powerful film  good music and use of lighting
  • Very engaging and sympathetic protagonist – put spotlight on prejudices and raised valuable questions
  • Performance was good, cinematography good , too long! Bored!
  • I wanted more from this film than I feel it ultimately delivered

Film Club, Our Next Film: A Fantastic Woman

Dydd Mercher, 11 Ebrill 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Chile/Sbaen, 104 munud, (R) subtitled
Cyfarwyddwr – Sebastian Lelio

Mae Daniela Vega’n chwarae rôl cantores drawsryweddol y mae ei pherthynas â dyn llawer hŷn yn dod i ben sydyn pan fydd e’n dioddef ymlediad marwol. Yn hytrach na chael ei thrin â thosturi, mae hi’n wynebu amheuaeth a dirmyg gan yr awdurdodau a gelyniaeth gan ei deulu. Datguddiad trawiadol o ddewrder a chryfder.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – A Fantastic Woman
Rotten Tomatoes – A Fantastic Woman

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

  • 13 excellent
  • 11 very good
  • 2 good
  • 2 average
  • 1 poor

Giving an overall rating of 78%

SYLWADAU:

  • Compassionate film about being transgender and prejudice – lovely voice
  • Brilliant, tragic, ugly, sordid, beautiful
  • A passionate and powerful resistance to prejudice
  • Fab film, nice venue, staff welcoming
  • Brilliant performance by Daniela Vega
  • Wonderful film and riveting performance by Daniela Vega. Stunning!
  • Parts moved me unbelievably other parts left me cold
  • An intriguing and moving film not as gripping as I had expected but I enjoyed the upbeat ending
  • A very powerful film  good music and use of lighting
  • Very engaging and sympathetic protagonist – put spotlight on prejudices and raised valuable questions
  • Performance was good, cinematography good , too long! Bored!
  • I wanted more from this film than I feel it ultimately delivered