Slough Cooperative Film Society Slough Cooperative Film Society

Slough Co-operative Film Society


January to June 2020

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

21st JanuaryPain & Glory (15)pain and glory posterDir. Pedro Almodόvar Spain 2019 (113m)Almodόvar delivers one of his most powerfully inventive films in this semi-autobiographical story of a filmmaker looking back on his life and work. A visually sumptuous movie that reunites Almodόvar with Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.

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28th JanuarySorry We Missed You (15)sorry we missed you posterDir. Ken Loach UK/France/Belgium 2019 (101m) Ricky takes a job as a self-employed delivery driver but quickly discovers it’s not as rosy as it seems. Between the pressures of work and zero hours contract, the struggle to make ends meet takes its toll on his family. From director Ken Loach comes another arresting tale of the difficulties faced in modern Britain.

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4th FebruaryYuli (15)yuli posterDir. Icίar Bollaίn Spain/Cuba/UK 2018 (109m)The film follows Carlos Acosta - nicknamed Yuli by his father - from growing up on the streets of his native Cuba, through his time at the country’s National Dance School, to performing at London’s prestigious Royal Ballet.

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18th FebruaryThe Souvenir (15)the souvenir posterDir. Joanna Hogg UK/USA 2019 (120m)A young, quietly ambitious film student embarks on her first serious love affair with a charismatic and mysterious man. She tries to disentangle fact from fiction as she surrenders to the relationship, a relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.

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25th FebruaryThe Passenger (Professione: reporter) (15)the passanger posterDir. Michelangelo Antonioni Italy/Spain/France 1975 (121m) In one of the most acclaimed films of all time, Michelangelo Antonioni directed international star Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider in an elliptical and fascinating thriller about alienation and lost identities. Suspense, intrigue, wit, visual beauty, ideas: this classic has them all in spades.

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3rd MarchTehran Taboo (15)teheran taboo posterDir. Ali Soozandeh Germany/Austria 2017 (94m) In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Set in the bustling metropolis of Tehran, where avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation.

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17th March

Bait (15)bait poster Dir. Mark Jenkin UK 2019 (89m) A handcrafted monochrome expression of a life under threat, this dark British drama is infused with earthy emotion and brittle black humour. Set in Cornwall, it is a stark story rooted in local culture and community, and how these marginal places are facing up to a changing world.

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24th April


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Dir. Felix van Groeningen    Belgium/The Netherlands  2012  (112m)

Two lovers - a religious tattoo artist and an atheist banjo player - find their relationship tested when their young daughter becomes ill. They loved bluegrass music and each other; then life came crashing down. Can the circle be unbroken?

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2014)

Winner of Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival (2014)

Winner of European Film Award (2013)

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Programme note review and more information to follow.

7th April By The Grace of God (15)grace a dieu poster Dir. François Ozon France/Belgium 2018 (138m) Highly controversial in its native France, François Ozon’s brilliant new film follows three survivors of an ongoing child abuse scandal in the Catholic Church as they seek to dismantle the code of silence around historic abuse cases.
21st AprilFoxtrot (15)foxtrot poster Dir. Samuel Maoz Germany/Israel/France/Switzerland 2017 (113m)A troubled family is forced to confront painful truths when they receive shocking news from their son's desolate military post.A hugely original dark comedy that inspects the bitter absurdities of war and the impact it has on the people involved.
28th April

NOTE Changed from printed programme
Nae Pasaran (15)Nae Paseran poster

Dir. Felipe Bustos Sierra Chile/UK 2018 (96m)

Felipe Bustos Sierra’s feature charts the incredible true story of the workers at the Rolls

Royce factory in Scotland who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force, from the other

side of the world, in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.

5th MayWe The Animals (15)we the animals posterDir. Jeremiah Zagar USA 2018 (93m) A visually stunning coming-of-age story seen through the eyes of three brothers navigating their parents' volatile relationship. Acclaimed at Sundance, this lyrical film creates a vision of childhood where the line between reality and imagination is confusingly thin.
19th MayThe Farewell (PG)the farewell posterDir. Lulu Wang USA 2019 (98m) This comedy-drama explores an extended Chinese family and the cultural issues that arise between family members who now identify as Chinese, American or Japanese. A celebration of family, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the “good lie” in action, with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen.
2nd JuneMonos (15)monos posterDir. Alejandro Landes USA 2019 (102m) Living deep within the mountains, disconnected from society and surrounded by jungle, a guerrilla army of feral teenagers fights endlessly to survive. Teetering between order and anarchy, can they survive when the balance is upset?
16th JunePersonal History of David Copperfield (PG)david copperfield posterDir. Armando Iannucci UK/USA 2019 (119m) Dev Patel leads a star-studded cast as the iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. Described by director Iannucci as a modern story set in the past, this is Dickens as you’ve never seen it before; fast, fresh, funny and full of life.

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Members £5 (Annual membership fee £10). Non-members £6 (Tickets purchased at the door).

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