Delightful films

June 07, 2018

Screening first this weekend is the engaging, delightful and British film, The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (M).

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island at the end of World War II.

The scenery is gorgeous, the music rousing as the tapestry of characters, place and emotions comes together.

It is about books, values, priorities, love, and above all having the courage to pursue your dreams.

It is as scrumptious as its title.

Screening second is, Early Man (PG) starring Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.

A plucky cave man named Dug, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of their tribe face a grave threat to their simple existence.

Lord Nooth plans to take over their land and transform it into a giant mine, forcing Dug and his clan to dig for precious metals.

They must unite their people to defeat the mighty enemy — the Bronze Age.

These films will screen on Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, at 6pm and on Sunday, June 10, at 5pm.

The first film screening on Friday, June 15, and Sunday, June 17, is the winner of the Palme d’Or 2017 from Sweden, The Square (MA15+).

Claes Bang Christian is a prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator.

He finds himself in a personal and professional crisis, as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit called ‘‘The Square’’, which reminds passers-by of their role as responsible human beings.

But as Christian discovers, it is sometimes difficult to live up to your ideals.

The second film is also from Sweden, Force Majeure (M).

This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family — handsome businessman Tomas, willowy Ebba and their two blond pre-teen children — on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.

The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular, but an avalanche turns everything upside down.

Environmental Film Festival 2018

Book now for the Swanpool Environmental Film Festival on Saturday, June 16, at 1pm.

Three thought-provoking films; Living in the Futures Past, Paper Trail and Living the Change are screening.

Highly regarded speakers and an interactive panel session are also part of the program.

For more details see the Cinema website.

Afternoon tea and dinner are included with catering by Swanpool Catering Team. Tickets are just $30, but bookings are essential, so phone 0498007988.

Swanpool Community Cinema Candy bar opens half an hour before screening time for cinema goers to enjoy real coffee or hot chocolate. Hot pastries can be ordered for an interval snack and there are always the delicious handmade choc-top ice-creams. ●For more information, visit or phone the cinema on (03)57682415.

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