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Momentum Pictures & Ibberton and Belchalwell Village Hall Present the Film ‘Another Year’ Director Mike Leigh

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Film Show
Event Date: 
Fri, 18/02/2011 - 19:30
‘Another Year’
Director Mike Leigh
Staring Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Imelda Stauton and Ruth Sheen
Friday 18th February, 2011 7.30pm
Bookings Annette Newman 01258 817269 / Barbara Smith 01258 817555
Light refreshments     Raffle     Welcome to bring a bottle
Another Year is a rich, compassionate, unflinchingly perceptive comedic drama that follows an English family and a few of their friends and relatives over the course of one year. 
At the centre of the film are Tom and Gerri, a middle-aged husband and wife (played by Leigh veterans Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) who live the kind of life domestic dreams are made of: solid careers, a comfortable house, a loving marriage. But orbiting around them is a gallery of less functional and fulfilled people: a grown son who can't seem to meet the right girl; an overweight friend; a depressive brother; and a hard-drinking, divorced coworker whose self-deprecating giggliness masks her desperate loneliness.
Another Year features moments of great humour and affection, and some outrageous (mainly drunken) behaviour, but it's also imbued with a bittersweet recognition of the limits of human connection. Needless to say there was enthusiastic and sustained applause at the film's press screening on Saturday. And while it's too early to prognosticate about Palme d'Or winners, Lesley Manville, who plays the needy alcoholic friend, is an early contender for the Best Actress prize.