Our friends, the educational charity, Filmclub are keeping us up-to-date with new DVDs out this week and telling us what they’re like!
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011, 12)
Director: John Madden
Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie
This is a great film about a group of British people who have moved to India. They saw some TV adverts and thought it would be a great idea to live a more exotic life. The dream isn’t quite as it originally seemed though! The rooms they’re living in aren’t quite as luxurious as the TV had promised them. This is a really funny, feel good movie and it’s even got a Dame in it!
Like this? Then also try these great films: Lost In Translation (2003, 15), Last Year at Marienbad (1961, U)
Les Enfants Du Paradis (1945, PG)
Director: Marcel Carne
Cast: Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Maria Cassares, Pierre Renoir, Louis Salon
This film is about a French mime artist who is a really lovely guy. He falls in love with a beautiful actress who has a habbit of getting herself in trouble, and the mime artist helps her to keep her freedom after she is accused of a robbery. Unfortunately, things don’t go well and the actress has to flee the country. Will the mime and the actress ever be happy together?
Like this? Then also try these great films: Camille (1936, PG), Gone With The Wind (1939, PG), La Regle du Jeu (1939, PG), Lola Montes (1955, PG), A Woman of Paris (1923, PG)
FILMCLUB is a nationwide education charity and experts in film for young people. The initiative offers access to thousands of popular and classic films from around the world for young people and teachers to watch and discuss in their school film clubs.
If you would like a club in your school as your teacher to visit www.filmclub.org for more information. And don’t forget you can browse the website for fantastic film recommendations for all the family!