Screening of "My Afternoons with Margueritte" – April 4th 2012

Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema is proud to present the following screening:

My Afternoons with Margueritte (15)
Dir: Jean Becker. (2010) France; 82 min. In French, with English subtitles.

An adaptation from the successful Marie-Sabine Roger’s novel La tête en friche.

“Serving up an authentic slice of provincial French life, MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE is a touching and enriching film that is refreshing in its focus on protagonists older than what we have become accustomed to seeing on the big screen. In this universal and unaffected tale, director Jean Becker’s (CONVERSATIONS WITH MY GARDENER) odd couple will capture audiences’ hearts from the word allez.(*)

Whether playing a hunchbacked peasant in JEAN DE FLORETTE, a swashbuckling bard in CYRANO DE BERGERAC or a French immigrant in GREEN CARD, Depardieu has brought sincerity, warmth and a refreshing energy to cinema screens around the world. If his portrayal of tenderhearted lug Germain doesn’t represent much of a departure for him, it is nevertheless a performance that is sure to be recalled as a
defining moment in the autumn of his career.
(*)

Screening on 4th April 2012, Wednesday

Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London.
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Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
* Check disabled access options availabe
here.

You can watch a clip of the film here.

(*) Source: http://www.myafternoons.co.uk

Screening of "Memories of Underdevelopment" – March 7th 2012

Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema is proud to present the following screening:

Memories of Underdevelopment (15)
Dir: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. (1968) Cuba; 97 min. In Spanish, w/English subtitles.

Memories of Underdevelopment is a seminal Latin American film from Cuba. Directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea, the story is based on a novel by Edmundo Desnoes.

Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami. Sergio looks back over the changes in Cuba, from the Cuban Revolution Cuban Revolution to the missile crisis, the effect of living in an underdeveloped country, and his relations with his girlfriends Elena and Hanna.

Memories of Underdevelopment is a complex character study of alienation during the turmoil of social changes. The film is told in a highly subjective point of view through a fragmented narrative that resembles the way memories function.(imdb.com)

Screening on 7th March 2012, Wednesday

Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London.
See map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
* Check disabled access options availabe
here.

You can watch a clip of the film here.