Archive for "Season 2004/05"

Down with Love (12a)

Down with Love is a nostalgic pastiche which emulates the romantic comedies of the 1960s, where sworn enemies eventually fall in love. There is a…

The Barbarian Invasions (18)

Having a difficult time accepting the reality of death and feeling regretful of his past, Rémy is dying of cancer and tries to find peace…

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (15)

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring uses perfectly composed shots to amplify an emotionally resonant story. The film successfully demonstrates that “artistic” films do not have…

Whale Rider (PG)

Female empowerment is not an unusual theme for a film; the context of it in Whale Rider is. Like many tribal societies the Maoris are…

The Triplets of Belleville (12a)

Sylvain Chomet’s delightful animated feature is touching, hilarious and so French you can taste it! It playfully alludes to Jacques Tati and is influenced by…

Good bye, Lenin! (15)

In East Germany in 1989, a young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him has a heart attack and falls…

House of Sand and Fog (15)

“Things are not as they appear.” So says Ben Kingsley near the beginning of The House of Sand and Fog; a theme echoed throughout the…

The Man on the Train (12a)

CFS has screened two films directed by veteran filmmaker, Patrice Leconte, Ridicule and The Girl on the Bridge, and as with these films a current…

Spellbound (U)

One cannot help but be spellbound by the high drama in this simply photographed and straightforward documentary about finding the American Dream in the dictionary.…

The Station Agent (15)

When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man, born with dwarfism, inherits and moves to an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey.…