Feb - There Will be Blood | Mar - Beau Travail
Every month we present ‘Essential Cinema’ a screening of a forgotten masterpiece, a new digital restoration, or simply a fantastic film we want everyone to see.
There Will be Blood / 15
(Screening from 35mm print)
Tue 25 Feb, 7.30pm - BOOK TICKETS
Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano
USA 2007, 2hrs 38mins
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Screening in partnership with the DMU Film Society. Paul Thomas Anderson’s incendiary tale of corruption and greed in the Californian oilfields is a parable on faith, sin, and the battle waged between commerce and the church for man’s soul.
Daniel Day-Lewis plays oil magnate Daniel Plainview whose latest drilling operation is stalled by fanatical young preacher Eli Sunday. A strong contender for the best American film of the past two decades, There Will Be Blood is a masterpiece.
Beau Travail / 15
Sat 15 Mar, 3.45pm - BOOK TICKETS
Dir: Claire Denis
Cast: Denis Lavant
France 1999, 1hr 31mins, subtitled
To mark the release of Claire Denis’ new film Bastards (Fri 28 - Mon 31 Mar) we are screening one of her earlier films Beau Travail.
A former master sergeant in the French Foreign Legion, Galoup recalls his time in Djibouti. A strict commander of his men, Galoup’s jealousy is aroused when a handsome new recruit becomes popular both within the troop and with Galoup’s superior officer. A tale of envy and repression set amidst the regimented army world and sweltering heat of the desert. It’s a hypnotic, enthralling film and a masterpiece of French cinema.