The Nottingham ICO weekend (14th – 16th November) is coming up so we thought we would have our selection meeting straight away after that event.
We have a film on the 17th of November (We Are Many) so we have decided to have the selection meeting at 6:30pm, before the film. As we have not had a committee meeting in a long time we will cover some business as well.
Selection meetings are open to ALL film club members.
If you have ideas about films you want to see this is your chance, it helps if you bring a synopsis etc with you to the meeting so the group can make an informed decision.
Priority is given to films that have been seen by at least one person in attendance at the selection meeting, that way the meeting has first hand experience of the film.
Excellent music suited to the themes, however could perhaps have had a lighter approach to the more comedic scenes.
Minima’s music was excellent, though not always suited to the themes of the work. Audio quality suffered, something was rattling in the deepest bass in a very distracting fashion. For older works an accompanying info sheet would be helpful.
An interesting combination of instruments – hypnotic minimalism! What a pity that the level of volume was such that it was distorted and hit resonance with the floor, the furniture and my rib cage. A few decibels less would have enhanced the film instead of competing with it. An excellent attempt chaps; but far too loud. OK for a rave though.
A fantastic evening! Superb music + an excellent film.
Outstanding on all levels – The music complemented the film perfectly – the unmasking of the Phantom was particularly powerful as was the final sequence. Please bring Minima back!
Excellent performance by Minima. A shame that the music was too loud and that it caused a horrible and distracting rattle within the theatre.
Music was great!
Really enjoyed doing something different for the night!
Very good performance. Not what I expected.
What a brilliant (revived) idea! More please.
First time I’ve seen this cinema classic – greatly enhanced by the live music.
The audience gave tonight’s film ‘Force Majeure‘ a score of 50.78%.
Here are their comments:
Bit slow, but v. Bergmanesque & sinister. Show more Swedish films!
Well worth showing. Poor Thomas! Why the bus ending. I won’t be going on a skiing holiday.
Humorous, poignant, off-beam, Nordic!
My perception of the film was coloured by the fact I cannot see any attraction to skiing or staying in hotels or being with the people in the film. Either the married people or the single people or the adulterous couple. I just couldn’t relate to any of it at all.
Different: Slow. Colourless. Humour-good. Thought provoking.
A bit slow, but worth seeing.
People in a mid-life crisis!
A few fine moments with humour… Interesting thoughts on relationships but overall it didn’t really work for me!
An odd film but think I enjoyed.
Overlong – chilling in places and some bold statements about family + relationships – but uneven.
Boring and tedious. The underlying plot was sound but the screenplay didn’t do it justice.
Started promisingly with very black humour, but after a while the joke wore off and it just became frustrating. Some excellent composition and some stand out moments à la Bunuel, Beckett and even The League of Gentlemen. But overlong and perhaps too alienating.
I think I can say that was the strangest film I have ever seen at PFC. I will remember it though. Lottas sko i Göteborg (1943) – you had to be there…
A surreal slant on humanity.
Not quite sure what I’ve just watched?
How on earth did this film win the Golden Lion?
Not much on the TV.
What was that all about then eh?
Bizzare! + Beige very Swedish.
Lost 2 hrs of my life.
A series of surreal pastiches portraying humanity in a mostly sad and sorry state with whiffs of Python-style humour. You probably won’t come out feeling happy!
Liked the music very much.
It reminded me of Peter Greenaway’s film ‘The Draughtsman’s Contract’. Well it wasn’t quite like that! Garden designs skulduggery, sex, love, jealousy – it was all there!
Good enough but not of the high standard I’ve come to expect from Pontardawe Film Club. Direction questionable.
It looked good but was very tedious. The characters felt anachronistic, and there were too many sub plots. It was unfocused and needed more humour.
What is it with Winslet and water?