23 August 2011

Vive le Cinéma has been created by the Picturehouse Programming Team to showcase films that have captured their attention and also created a buzz at international film festivals.

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These films usually have small marketing budgets and a lack of big stars to create press coverage so they can easily slip by unnoticed when they are released.  Vive le Cinéma is a shout out that these films that are well worth a look!

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The first in the series is Poetry from director Chang-dong Lee, a film that won Best Screenplay and was Palme d’Or nominated at Cannes last year. Poetry is, surprise surprise, a film about poetry, but it is also so much more. The film starts with a teenage suicide and follows the journey of a Grandmother dealing with the onset of Alzheimers, caring for a disabled man and her grandson who has been involved in sex crimes.

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Through all of this and to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a poet, the elderly woman joins a poetry class and starts writing….

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There will be two chances to catch Poetry this week, tomorrow at 3pm and on Thursday at 6pm. Book tickets online, by calling 0871 902 5737 or in person at the Box Office. 

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