Sunday, February 10, 2013

Film Club Presents

It's that time of the week once again - this very evening via the magic of and the marvellous invention of John Logie Baird the Millbrooker Towers Film Club is proud to present . . . .

Yes indeed - Jean Renoir's 1937 classic La Grande Illusion - cited as one of the top ten films of all time by no less than Woody Allen (who should know a thing or two about film); it's also, apparently, hugely admired by the great actor Christopher Plummer.

It's a "pacifist war film [that] shows no combat at all", the title refers to the illusion that the First World War was the "war to end all wars".

The film had a theatrical re-release last year which prompted the review that caught my eye, hence it's inclusion on the Film club list. The review can be read here.

We know that Frankenkeith can't make it tonight, but we're hoping to see all of the other usual suspects.

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