Largs Film Society – Our 2022-2023Season
Friday 1st September
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time
PG – 2018 – UK/Canada/USA – 100 mins – Dir: Lulu Wang
Friday 28 October
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering
determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Biography / Drama. 2016 / Colour / 118 mins. Dir:Garth
Friday 18 November
When precocious teen Juno MacGuff becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy.
Drama. Colour / 96 mins. Dir: Jason Reitman
Friday 9th December
Rose-Lynn Harlan, aspiring country singer and single mother of two from Glasgow, is released after a year in prison for attempted drug smuggling after throwing a package of heroin over the wall into HM Prison Cornton Vale despite claiming that she did not know what was in the package
Drama / Musical. 2018 / Colour / 101 mins.Dir: Tom Harper
Friday 13th January
The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared.
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is the bizarre and imaginative tale of centenarian explosives expert and vodka-lover, Allan Karlsson, who climbs out of his bedroom window at the old people’s home on his 100th birthday and sets off with no set destination in mind.
Adventure / Comedy. 2013 / Colour/ 114 mins. DIR:Felix Herngren
Friday 13th January
Kind Hearts and Coronets
When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother’s death by attempting to murder every family member (all played by Alec Guinness) who stands between himself and the family fortune.
Drama. 1949 / Black and White / 101 mins.DIR:Robert Hamer
Friday 3rd February
In early 2003, GCHQ analyst Katharine Gun obtains a memo detailing a joint United States and British operation to spy on diplomats from several non–permanent United Nations Security Council member states Cameroon, Chile, Bulgaria and Guinea in order to “dig dirt” on them and influence the Security
Council into passing a resolution supporting an invasion of Iraq. Angered that the United Kingdom is being led into a war on false pretences, Katharine leaks the memo to a friend involved in the anti-war movement, who passes it to anti-war activist Yvonne Ridley, who in turn passes it to The Observer
journalist Martin Bright.
Drama. 2019 / Colour / 112 mins DIR:Gavin Hood
Friday 24th February
Lost in Translation.
A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.
Drama. 2003 / Colour / 102 mins.DIR:Sofia Coppola
Friday 14 April
Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man’s life. But Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity.
15 – 2014 – USA – 106 mins – Dir: Damien Chazelle
Friday 5 May
Pain and Glory.
The protagonist of “Pain and Glory” was at the decline of his career. The man involuntarily looks back into the past, and a stream of vivid memories falls upon him. He recalls such moments from his youth as tender feelings for his mother, love and separation, the search for happiness and success. All this leads the master of cinema to important thoughts about life and art, because this is the most important thing for him.
15 – 2019 -Spain – 113 mins – Dir:Pedro Almodóvar
The Red Turtle
tells the story of a man who becomes shipwrecked on a deserted island and meets a giant red female turtle. The film has no dialogue. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film for the 89th Academy Awards.
12A – 2018 – UK/France/Serbia – 127 mins – Dir: Ralph Fiennes