Prime Cuts from the Labyrinth of Global Cinema Paradiso (spot the film references if you can!).
Our fortnightly online cinema club 'No Ticket Required' seeks out the interesting nuggets, the forgotten gems (and maybe a few more recent box office smashes too) and gives you the chance to go deeper into film with our resident cinephile Jon Davies.
Jon Davies has been presenting French Impressions at Watermans for over 20 years, he's Tutor in Current Film and Cinema at Morley College and an Associate of the British Film Institute, appointed in 1993. In No Ticket Required he lends his expert insight and relaxed conversational style to cinema from across the spectrum and invites you to take part.
Film Choice for Monday 28 September
On Monday 28 September, Jon will be joined by Polish cinema expert Michael Brooke to discuss the cinema of Kristof Kieslowski and his Three Colours trilogy: Red, White and Blue. This is the award winning series of French films from the acclaimed Polish director Krystof Kislowski, looking at distinct aspects of the human condition. Dealing with grief, longing hunger, love, detachment, loneliness, passion, jealousy, and revenge they struck a universal nerve with audiences everywhere, including multiple different sets of screenings here at Watermans, in the pre-streaming era.
WATCH the Three Colours trilogy on Curzon Home Cinema.
Watch Jon's video introduction by clicking on 'Play Trailer' above.
How No Ticket Required Works
Discussions take place on fortnightly Mondays at 8pm. By the Thursday prior, Watermans will release a short video from Jon Davies introducing the film. It can be watched on Watermans' website or YouTube. Jon will give a bit of background to the week's film and ask some questions to get you thinking. Watch Jon's video by clicking 'Play Trailer' above.
You'll then have until Monday to watch the film at home on an easily-accessible streaming platform such as Curzon Home Cinema or BBC iPlayer and to book your space on the video call.
PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT BE SHOWING THE FILM AT THE DISCUSSION, SO YOU NEED TO WATCH IT BEFOREHAND.
On Monday at 8pm, we'll get together on via video calling platform Zoom for a short presentation from Jon and a chance to discuss the film… as well as vote on what the next week's film should be.
Don't worry if you're no Zoom expert: it's very simple. We will send you a link by 5pm on the day of the event, and our friendly box office team will be available from 7.30pm to help you get online if you have any problem at all.
Please note you only need to book one ticket per screen, even if more of you are joining on that screen.