Special screening of six world films in Guildford
January 02, 2013
This January The Electric Theatre presents another collection of art-house, independent and world cinema from Monday to Saturday, January 14 to 19.
Enjoy six films from Germany, France, Denmark, the USA and Norway in a film festival that is sure to have something to suit all tastes.
The festival kicks off with Goodbye First Love, a tender realistic portrayal of young love and the pain and joy that comes with a first serious romance.
Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Créton) is a serious, intensely focused girl who has fallen in love with cheerful Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who reciprocates her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world.
What follows is a uniquely personal account of teenage romance.
Director Hansen-Løve shows what a gifted storyteller she is by taking the story of a girl’s first relationship and making it into a singular experience.
Another highlight of the festival is Your Sister’s Sister starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt.
Mourning the death of his brother, Jack (Mark Duplass) accepts an invitation from his friend Iris (Emily Blunt) to stay at her father’s cottage for some alone time.
Unbeknownst to either of them, Iris’s sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) is also staying at their father's cottage recovering from a recent break-up.
One entire bottle of tequila later, Jack and Hannah wake up to find Iris at the door.
They each have secrets that they are trying to keep and they each have feelings that they are trying to sort out. This is a twisted tale that is with standout performances from all three leads.
Other films during the festival include Café de Flore, a haunting and heartbreaking French love story starring Vanessa Paradis, 18th Century drama A Royal Affair which is about the tragic love triangle between a German doctor, the Queen of Denmark and her deranged King, award-winning biopic Ray in association with Guildford International Music Festival and Headhunters.
For full details, pick up a January Film Festival brochure at The Electric Theatre and other venues around Guildford, contact the Box Office on 01483 444789 or visit www.electrictheatre.co.uk where details of all the screenings, dates and times can be found.