Village Cinema

Weston Longville Village Cinema

FILMS FOR  Autumn 2018

All films start at 7.30pm. tickets on the door £5 including luxury ice cream

To book tickets: wlvcinema@gmail.com

 SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2018

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

2018   Drama/History/romance

124 mins   12A

A writer (Lily James) forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

“If the film’s intriguing title gives you an appetite, take the leap and have a bite. Having the courage to reach for what you want is the essence of this engaging film that captures not only the imagination but also the heart. Adapted from the novel by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, Four Weddings and a Funeral director Mike Newell uses his considerable skills to weave together a richly layered film that is both uplifting and moving. It encompasses a war story, a mystery tale and a love triangle, while instilling an enticing sense of place for its stunning Guernsey setting. Lily James shines as the protagonist, a writer searching for her milieu and direction in life. It’s delightful.”  Urban Cinefile

 “The handsome period design and likeable performers ensure it remains modestly engrossing, with Penelope Wilton offering by far the sharpest contribution as a grieving widow.”  Radio Times

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2018

THE HATTON GARDEN JOB

2017 Action/Crime/Thriller

93 mins  15

Over the Easter weekend in 2015, a small team of experienced and elderly burglars broke into the basement vaults at The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and stole millions of pounds in gold, cash and jewellery.  The incident has been called the “largest burglary in English history.”

“Director Ronnie Thompson’s involving and likeable enough 2017 crime thriller . . . [is] too much of a lightweight caper.  Nevertheless, the film grows on you, largely because of the fascinating true story, the low-life crime detail and, especially, the quirky, appealing performances of David Calder, Larry Lamb and Phil Daniels.”  Derek Winnert

“Though the pace is slow to pick up, unaided by distracting elevator-style music, the unfolding action of the breaking and entering is gripping and suspenseful when it matters; it’s tense despite the audience’s knowledge of the eventual outcome. This momentum carries the film through to the end with a satisfying climax.”

 SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2018

MARY SHELLEY

2017  Biography/drama/romance

120 mins 12A

The tempestuous romance that inspired one of Gothic literature’s most influential works is brought to life in Mary Shelley, a luscious and moving period drama starring Elle Fanning and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda).  From the official website

Mary Shelley is a rarity: a literary biopic with an argument. Which is by no means to say that the film forgoes the expected pleasures of the genre. You get candlelight and quill pens, Regency gowns and celebrity shout-outs, and of course the usual feverish attempts to convey both the passion and the discipline of the writing process. Also good-looking young actors declaiming poetry and prose in crisply accented, grammatically flawless English.  But rather than smother Mary Shelley — author of Frankenstein, daughter of two eminent writers and wife of another — with soft cushions of antiquarian cultural prestige, Ms. al-Mansour and the screenwriter, Emma Jensen, sharpen the sense of Shelley’s modernity. It helps enormously that she is played with alert sensitivity and acute intelligence by Elle Fanning.”  New York Times