The Joy of Subtitles

PUBLISHED: 18:12 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:48 20 February 2013

The Joy of Subtitles

The Joy of Subtitles

Celebrate your local independent cinema and the joy of subtitles as Scala Beyond comes to Gloucester Guildhall this weekend

The Joy of Subtitles

Celebrate your local independent cinema and the joy of subtitles as Scala Beyond comes to Gloucester Guildhall

Gloucester Guildhall is excited to announce their involvement in national fringe film festival Scala Beyond, a six-week film season celebrating independent cinema exhibition in the UK. Following on from last years London-based Scala Forever season which saw 32 exhibitors screen more than 65 films in celebration of the famous Scala Cinemain Kings Cross, the aim of the festival is to shine a spotlight on and celebrate the passion, determination and enthusiasm of innovative film programmers and venues that keep independent exhibition in the UK alive and thriving.

For a cinema like Gloucester Guildhall, the festival is a perfect fit, committed as they are to presenting the people of Gloucester with the opportunity to experience as diverse a range of films as possible, carefully scheduling art house, independent British and world cinema features alongside quality mainstream films, playing to the tastes of their core audience whilst simultaneously encouraging them out of their comfort zone. With this in mind, they are presenting a very special film event and inviting people to experience two very different examples of world cinema and help them celebrate the joy of subtitles!

Both films come tried, tested and highly recommended by the cinema team at Gloucester Guildhall, and whether you are taking your first curious steps into the wonderful world of foreign film or are a seasoned world cinema veteran youre guaranteed to find something youll love in this exclusive double bill. Whats more, if you buy a ticket for the first film, you get the second film absolutely free! Light meals and drinks will also be available from the bar between the two screenings, so why not make an evening of it?

'The Joy Of Subtitles'

Saturday, September 1

Doors: 4.15pm

Little White Lies (15): 4.50pm

Interval: 7.30pm

Incendies (15): 8.30pm

TICKETS: 5.50 adults / 4.50 concessions


Little White Lies (15)

The film Jean Dujardin made before The Artist, Little White Lies (15) is the perfect introduction to easy-watching French cinema. In turns hilarious and heartrending, it follows a group of thirty-something friends as they embark on their annual holiday together. As the week wears on, their friendships and convictions are sorely tested and they are forced to confront some uncomfortable home truths as their long-kept secrets and little white lies threaten to tear them apart.

Featuring an award-winning ensemble cast you will recognise from more mainstream hits including Marion Cotillard (Inception, Dark Knight Rises) and Franois Cluzet (The Intouchables), all it needs is Andrew Lincoln and/or Martin Freeman and you have something akin to such flagships of good British comedy as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Incendies (15)

In contrast, the Oscar-nominated Incendies (15), cited by the New York Times as one of the 10 best films of 2011, is a powerful and deeply moving mystery drama, following twins Jeanne and Simon as they attempt to carry out their mothers last wish to find the father they thought was dead and the brother they didnt know existed. Travelling to the Middle East they untangle her past and explore their family history, piecing together the story bit by bit and discovering a tragic fate marked by war and hatred, as well as the courage of an exceptional woman very different to the mother they thought they knew.

In essence a family drama, it begins in the style of a detective thriller with its shattering climax reminiscent of a Greek tragedy. Affecting without being traumatic, you feel as if you are journeying with Jeanne and Simon, the shocking truth dawning on you and them in perfect synchronicity, leaving you with only one word as the credits roll: wow.

Gloucester Guildhall,23 Eastgate StreetGloucester GL1 1NS, tel:01452 503050,

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