Quality offerings from film society
Movie fans have plenty to look forward to in the Wellington Film Society’s 2015 programme, which runs until November.
The programme covers several themes.
There are the melodramas of Douglas Sirk with All That Heaven Allows, The Tarnished Angels and A Time to Love and a Time to Die and the work of India’s Satyajit Ray, represented by The Big City, Charulata along with The Elephant God.
There are also three classic films of 1960s British cinema.
Two are collaborations between director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter – The Servant and Accident – and the third is John Schlesinger’s Billy Liar.
Fashion in film makes an appearance. Alain Delon smoulders as Tom Ripley in Purple Noon, there’s the original adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley, and Ursula Andress and Fate Dunaway bring glamour to The 10 and Puzzle of a Downfall Child respectively.
To mark the centenary of Gallipoli, a screening of All Quiet on the Western Front has been programmed.
The full programme comprises 33 films from 12 countries spanning the years 1902 ( A Trip to the Moon) till 2014 ( Black Coal, Thin Ice).