Fri 30 Sept – The Motorcycle Diaries

Angela Quiroga presents:

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This extraordinary films tells us the story of the young Enersto “Che” Guevara,before he became a revolutionary, as he does a road trip with his friend Alberto Granado through out South America, in a crumbling 500cc norton motorcycle. Their journey embodies a spirit of adventure and laddish fun with a fair share of mishaps. The views of South America that we see as we travel with them are breath taking.
Reviewer Nick Cowen of The Daily Telegraph reports the scenery as “visually stunning” while remarking that “the cinematography of fog-cloaked mountains, lush, green forests and sun burnt deserts is breathtakingly beautiful enough to serve as a travel advert for the entire continent.”
It won numerous awards including the BAFTA award for best film not in the English language.

See a great Review at New York Times

Fri 16 Sept – The Hundred Foot Journey

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In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award (R)-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing. (c) Disney
Rating: PG (for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality)

Fri 2 Sept – The Revenant

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This multi Academy Award winning film opens the Croft Films Autumn Winter season

Oscar Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Achievement in Directing – Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Best Achievement in Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award (R) winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel). (C) Fox
Rating: R (for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity)