Friday 17th February
8 pm: Suite Française
2014; Cert 15; Wartime Romantic Drama; 107 mins
Based on the best-selling novel by Irene Nemirovsky.
Directed by: Saul Dibb : Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Michelle Williams, Margot Robbie, Sam Riley
A story of the power of love and the tragedy of war set during the German occupation of France in the 1940’s. It tells the story of a young wife as she awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war. As Parisian refugees pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the locals’ homes, her life is turned upside down – further complicated by the arrival of a refined German officer, Bruno.
Saturday 18th February
9.30 –11.30 am: Meet The Film-Makers
Interested in films and film-making – then our Meet The Film-makers session is unmissable!
Hear two local children’s animated film directors and producers talk about, and watch examples of, their work. BAFTA winning Graham Ralph (First Snow of Winter / The Forgotten Toys) Harry And His Bucketful Of Dinosaurs) and Ed Foster (Little Princess) will be interviewed and participate in a Q&A session moderated by Martin Clarkson.
We will also be showing the winner of our Young Film-makers Competition – as well as screening Liam Harris’s animated film Perched and the classic short feature film The Red Balloon.
The Red Balloon
Perhaps the most acclaimed short film of all time, follows a six-year old boy and the biggest, shiniest red balloon ever as they share near dialogue-less adventures tagging after each other through the old Belleville section of Paris.
Children 14 and under: £2* / Older Children & Adults £3
* Must be accompanied by an adult
2pm: The Water Horse – Legend of the Deep
2007; Cert PG; Fantasy Adventure; 107 mins
Based on the best-selling children’s novel by Dick King-Smith
Directed by Jay Russell : Starring: Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Brian Cox.
Two children discover an egg on a beach in Scotland which eventually hatches into a “waterhorse”. Later, that waterhorse grows up to be the Loch Ness monster!
8 pm: The Dressmaker
2016; Cert 12; Comedy Drama; 114 mins
Based on the novel by Rosalie Ham.
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse : Starring: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Sarah Snook, Hugo Weavin
After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly (Kate Winslet) returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother and falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth). Armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who wronged her in the past.
The BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated short animated film The Bigger Picture directed by Daisy Jacob.
Sunday 19th February
2pm: The King and I
1956; Cert: PG; Period Musical; 127 mins
From the Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, based on the book Anna and The King of Siam by Margaret Landon.
Directed by Walter Lang : Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Bryner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson.
This classic, award winning version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical hit, The King and I, stars Deborah Kerr as an English widow (Anna) who goes to Siam in the 1860s to tutor the many wives and children of the country’s progressive King (Yul Brynner). The culture clash between the two is just one aspect of their multilayered relationship. Through Anna, the King learns the refineries and responsibilities of “modern” western civilisation; Anna meanwhile comes to realise how important it is for an Oriental ruler to maintain his pride and to uphold the customs of his people.
Location of all screenings: Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Rickmansworth Rd, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5SL
Refreshments & Bar available at all screenings.
Adults: £6 / Children Under 14: £4 at all screenings
unless otherwise stated.