Dark tale of ob­ses­sion

Benalla Ensign - - Community Voice -

Screen­ing first in this week­end’s dou­ble bill is the dark ro­mance My Cousin Rachel (M).

Ob­ses­sion is the theme of this fine adap­ta­tion of Daphne du Mau­rier’s clas­sic tale in which re­sent­ment and jeal­ousy turn into in­fat­u­a­tion and un­bri­dled pas­sion.

A young English­man trav­els to Tus­cany plot­ting re­venge against his mys­te­ri­ous, beau­ti­ful cousin, un­til he falls un­der the be­guil­ing spell of her charms.

Screen­ing next is Wil­son (MA15+), the story of a lonely, neu­rotic and hi­lar­i­ously hon­est mid­dle-aged mis­an­thrope who re­unites with his es­tranged wife and gets a shot at hap­pi­ness when he learns he has a teenage daugh­ter he has never met.

In his uniquely out­ra­geous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to con­nect with her.

Th­ese films will be shown on Fri­day and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday 6 pm.

Come along and sup­port a mati­nee fundraiser for the Com­pan­ions for Peo­ple Liv­ing with De­men­tia on Saturday with a show­ing of My Cousin Rachel at 1.30 pm.

This wor­thy group is a sup­ported by Cooinda Vil­lage. Tick­ets are $18 and in­clude a de­li­cious af­ter­noon tea fol­low­ing the screen­ing.

Emma Thomp­son and Bren­dan Gleeson star in Alone In Ber­lin (M), the first film screen­ing on October 27, 28 and 29.

This true story un­folds against the tu­mul­tuous back­drop of Ber­lin in 1940. When Anna and Otto’s son is killed they start car­ry­ing out small acts of an­tiNazi sub­ver­sion. Far from be­ing mere vic­tims, their small protests se­ri­ously un­set­tle the Nazi hi­er­ar­chy and the clos­ing scenes are a tribute to the power of two hu­man ‘‘grains of sand’’.

Poul­try lovers will en­joy the sec­ond film, Chicken Peo­ple (PG).

Chicken may be just food for most peo­ple, but rais­ing the per­fect chicken is an all-con­sum­ing pas­sion for some. Chicken Peo­ple doc­u­ments the colour­ful and hugely com­pet­i­tive world of cham­pion show chicken breed­ers.

There are many strug­gles and tri­umphs, for both hu­mans and their chick­ens, on the road to the Na­tional Poul­try Show.

The Swan­pool vol­un­teers have been busy mak­ing their fa­mous choc-top ice creams for the new cinema sea­son. The candy bar opens half an hour be­fore each screen­ing and at in­ter­val.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.swan­pool­cin­ema.com.au or phone Swan­pool Cinema on 5768 2415.

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