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The Society has been showing the best of world and independent cinema in Slough for 70 years

Slough Co-operative Film Society


September to December 2017

All screenings are held at 8.00pm on Tuesdays at Datchet Village Hall, 3 Allen Way (off Horton Road), Datchet SL3 9HR.

12th September

The Other Side of Hope (12A)

Dir. Aki Kaurismäki Finland/Germany 2017 (100m)

This comedy-drama about a Finnish travelling salesman and a Syrian refugee confronts the realities of refugee life with Aki Kaurismäki’s usual dry, offbeat wit and finds courage, hope, and kindness as the two mismatched outsiders try to rebuild their lives.

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The other side of hope poster

19th September

The Clan (15)

Dir. Pablo Trapero Argentina/Spain/USA 2014 (108m)

Set in 1980s Buenos Aires, Guillermo Francella (The Secrets in Their Eyes) turns in an extraordinary performance as the charismatic patriarch of a seemingly normal middle-class family who descend into criminality in this searing exploration of the nature of authoritarianism and the banality of evil.

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The Clan poster


26th September

A Quiet Passion (12A)

Dir. Terence Davies UK/Belgium 2017 (108m)

Acclaimed director Terence Davies returns with a luminous and deeply moving biopic of poet Emily Dickinson. A Quiet Passion describes her character, wit, and melancholy, along with her poetry’s transcendent ability to connect with other people in ways that she could not.


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A Quiet Passion poster


3rd October

Their Finest (12A)

Dir. Lone Sherfig UK/Sweden 2016 (117m)

During WWII, a talented scriptwriter (Gemma Arterton) is hired to write women’s dialogue, known as ‘slop’, for the Ministry of Information’s morale-boosting propaganda films and is soon fighting an army of male chauvinists, including her pompous co-worker (Sam Claflin) and the difficult lead actor (Bill Nighy).

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Their Finest poster

17th October

Graduation (15)

Dir. Cristian Mungiu Romania/France/Belgium/Denmark 2016 (128m)

Best Director award-winner at Cannes, Cristian Mungiu’s latest film follows a doctor’s attempts to help his daughter pass a life-changing school exam. Graduation is an intricate, deeply intelligent film, revealing a bleak picture of Romanian middle-class society.

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Graduation poster

24th October

The Olive Tree (15)

Dir. Icíar Bollaín Spain/Germany/France/Canada 2016 (99m)

A gentle Spanish drama about a thousand-year-old olive tree sold to pay off the debts of a family that has been producing olive oil for generations. Unable to bear the thought of her grieving grandfather dying without this terrible wrong corrected, Alma embarks on a mission to locate the tree and return it to the family orchard.

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The Olive Tree poster


31st October

Only Lovers Left Alive (15)

Dir. Jim Jarmusch Germany/UK/France/Greece/USA/Cyprus 2014 (123m)

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, Jim Jarmusch's vampiric love story follows reclusive musician Adam and his beloved Eve (Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton), a pair of vampires whose relationship has endured untold centuries.

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Only Lovers poster

7th November

Letters from Baghdad (PG)

Dir’s. Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayerbühl UK/USA/France 2016 (95m)

Voiced by Tilda Swinton, this fascinating documentary explores the extraordinary life of "the female Lawrence of Arabia" - English writer, archaeologist, diplomat and spy Gertrude Bell - the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. A unique look at both a remarkable woman and the tangled history of Iraq.

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Letters from Baghdad poster


16th November (Thursday)

My Life as a Courgette (PG)

Dir. Claude Barras Switzerland/France/Monaco 2016 (67m)

This gorgeous Oscar-nominated stop-motion animation - for kids, teens and adults alike - traces the effects of childhood tragedy with both great wit and sadness. Adapted by Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), this funny and moving film tears up the rulebook for children’s cinema.


The Red Turtle (PG)

Dir. Michael Dudok De Wit France/Belgium/Japan 2017 (81m)

Oscar winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok De Wit mixes hand and computer-drawn animation for this wondrous story about the unlikely friendship between an island castaway and an enormous sea turtle. Without the use of any spoken dialogue, this unforgettably beautiful film explores both the freedom of isolation and emotion of companionship.


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Courgette posterLa tortue rouge affiche

28th November

Nocturnal Animals (15)

Dir. Tom Ford USA 2016 (116m)

A brilliantly stylish tale of a woman (Amy Adams) forced to confront the demons of her past when she is drawn into the world of a thriller novel written by her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal). At once an outrageously gripping, violent thriller and a psychological study of a woman in crisis.


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Nocturnal Animals poster

5th December

Aquarius (18)

Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho Brazil/France 2016 (146m)

Sonia Braga shines in this transfixing drama about one woman, a widowed music critic, making a stand against greedy property developers in the seaside town of Recife in north-east Brazil. Full of hidden meanings and echoes of the past, this is a film of beautiful subtlety, passion and sly political anger.


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Aquarius poster

19th December

A Man Called Ove (15)

Dir. Hannes Holm Sweden/Denmark/Norway 2015 (116m)

This Oscar-nominated Swedish smash hit is an irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman's international bestselling novel about a grumpy old man who learns important life lessons from his new Iranian neighbours. A heartwarming, funny, and deeply moving tale of unreliable first impressions and a gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.


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Ove poster