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Film Club Update
Finally, we have great pleasure in restarting the Sutton on the Forest film club in September. Same procedure as before. The doors will open at 7.30 and the film will start at 8 pm. We will space the chairs so nobody has to sit too close to someone else. And, of course, you are welcome to wear masks if you feel more comfortable.
It has been difficult choosing films now that we have all gone online to get our film fix. However, we feel you will enjoy these two films and hopefully not many of you have already seen them.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
Therese and Jeremy Comfort
Tuesday 28th September 2021
McDormand (an Oscar winning performance) stars as Fern, a widow and former substitute teacher in Empire, Nevada – a town wiped off the map by a factory closure – who is forced into piling some possessions into a tatty van and heading off, something she accepts with an absolute lack of self-pity. The people she meets on the road are, mostly, real nomads who have vivid presences on screen and McDormand’s modest, equable persona slots easily into this group.
Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland (best film at the Oscars) is an utterly inspired docu-fictional hybrid, like her previous feature The Rider. It is a gentle, compassionate, questioning film about the American soul.
Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Samba is a 2014 French comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. It is their second collaboration with actor Omar Sy following The Intouchables (2012). You may also have seen him in Lupin.
Samba Cissé (Sy), a migrant from Senegal to France, works as a dish washer in a hotel. After a bureaucratic slip-up lands him in detention, he is ordered to leave France. With the help of a businesswoman (Charlotte Gainsbourg), he fights to stay in France.
Sy and Gainsbourg do a great job of lending depth and complexity to their characters, while Tahar Rahim is a hoot as Samba’s allegedly Brazilian best friend.