2018, Japan, 121 minutes, (15), subtitled
Director – Hirokazu Koreeda
From the maker of Like Father Like Son, a richly satisfying drama about a family of small-time crooks who take a child they find in the street. Scooping the Palme d’or at Cannes. In equal parts an incisive social critique and a nuanced family portrait.
Don’t forget we have Peter Stray (writer and director) and Russell Craig (actor) with us for the screening of Canaries on Thursday 24 January so please join us for the comic horror and we wont mind if you watch from behind the sofa!
Thursday, 24 January 2019, 7:30 pm
2018, UK, 84 minutes, (15)
Director – Peter Stray
A group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party in the Welsh Valleys take on an alien invasion. Darkly funny horror comedy which mixes laughs and scares and puts Cwmtwrch firmly on the map of world affairs. Followed by Q & A with selected cast members. Supported by Film Hub Wales.
Great turn out for the film and interesting discussion after the film with Peter and Craig giving an insight into the making of the film. Fantastic to see quality films coming out of Wales.
Thanks to Film Hub Wales for sponsoring the event.
Audience vote was as follows
Very Good 20
Giving an overall score of 79.8%
Totally bonkers but loved the film (well it was local!)
Look forward to Canaries 2
Wonderful blood and yellow macs
Great fun. Well done on making such a good film on a budget of just £29k Incredible!!
Quirky – fun and scary in good amounts! Love the soundtrack and the location – of course!
Behind every great man….. in this case Craig’s Mum
A very good film for this low cost of production. Good acting by all the cast. Put Lower Cwmtwrch on the map!
Witty and Welsh. Bring on the return of the yellow Peril! Many interesting juxtapositions and atmospheric music
Thoroughly enjoyed. Looking forward to the sequel
Great evening. Be back
Loved the fact that the film made me jump in parts as well as laugh in parts. Humour was spot on. Daft horror but loved the build up from 1980 to the present day
Amusing. Actually jumped a few times. Enjoyed this
Fantastic what can be achieved on such a small budget through all the support both locally and away and your creativity
Loved opening scene. Laughed out loud many times. And jumped!
Crap. But nice guys
Fantastic film. Looking forward to the sequel
Very good, cant wait for a sequel. Creative storytelling, engaging and a fantastic horror.
A bit disjointed. Made it difficult to watch at times
Enjoyed – reminded me of Peter Jackson’s bad taste
Can’t say I was able to follow all the plot but worth watching for the jokes and especial=ally the wonderful main setting. Was this a prediction of L’Attaque des Gilets Jaunes?
Very funny. Some great shots. Good to hear and see proper local place and people. Enjoyed even though I don’t like horror.
OK low budget and funny in parts
So bad it was good and very funny and scary
Shaun of the Dead meets Stella! Amazing achievement on the budget
It was well acted and well made for a low budget film, funny in parts, but I found it a bit morbid and despairing in parts. I’m not a fan of horror movies anyway (Philippians 4:8)
Really enjoyed. A movie with a sense of humour
Crap ending!! Hope to see follow up soon though
Great humour and well produced
Great to see in Ponty. Second time to see the film and still good thanks
Very well scripted, directed and produced… they had a small budget and worked very well within their means – using fantastic techniques to make their job and that of the crew and cast easier without impacting the story or impact. This film is very much Simon Pegg and Nick Frost meets Ruth Jones. For a project that started off as a bunch of mates having a bit of crack it has actually turned into a very good film! I am looking forward to seeing more collaborations from this team.
Our first film of the season was very well received
Very good 10
Giving an overall score of 90.2%
A detailed history lesson – amazing detail!
Very realistic. Thought it might show the impact afterwards
An epic of a film – a sign of the times
I do love a good baddy and there were certainly plenty of those – was it acceptable given the mores of the age or was the early 19th century full of brutes and cads?
A weirdly paced film – sometimes almost Shakespearean, sometimes quite shallow – but shines a light on an important and overlooked part of British democratic history
How little life changes
Great film – the riot scene was brutal!
History I’d never even known. Thought provoking. Times have not changed sadly
So pleased to have seen this. Feel a little overwhelmed – brilliant and just what needs to be seen
Vive le republic!!
Much better than I expected
Enjoyed the film, loved the acting, well scripted and directed. History should be kept alive in films as not a lot of reading done these days. More like this please
I’ve been looking forward to this film since I first heard about it in early days of its production my plans to see it earlier were unavoidably thwarted so I was very please dot see it tonight a great achievement from Mike Leigh
Excellent film. Will find out more about the event which I think is hidden away
Given the current power struggles in the UK it seems that not much has changed
Very affecting – wonderful hats
Fantastic film! Brilliant well developed set scenes. Hidden from popular history
Harrowing portrayal of the horror that humans are able to act upon each other when they see the difference between themselves. A warning for us all thank you fo showing such an important film