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2017 British Film Festival at Rouillac

Seven films will all be screened at the Vingt Sept Cultural Centre Auditorium in Rouillac over the weekend 28th and 29th and 30th April.

The theme is relationships. Jane Austen’s matchmaker Lady Susan opens the festival and is followed by an insight into tower block residents. Saturday brings a family of outlaws, people on benefits and how they get on with each other and social services and a Scottish couple living in the woods in France and their French neighbours. The festival ends with two couples living in flats in the same house and lastly an Irish boy’s relationship with his family and a girl he clearly likes.

 

Friday 28 April

18:00 Love & Friendship

Director: Whit Stillman

Based on Jane Austen’s novella, Lady Susan Vernon while staying at her in-laws' estate is determined to be a matchmaker for her reluctant daughter Frederica -- and for herself. With Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny Xavier Samuel.

21:00 High Rise

Director: Ben Wheatley

A young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Class struggle leads to mayhem in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms. With Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller

Saturday 30 April

14:00 Trespass Against Us

Director: Adam Smith

Set across three generations of the Cutlers, a man looks to find a way to escape the criminal ways of his outlaw family who live in their own anarchic corner of Britain's countryside. With Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal.

17:00 I Daniel Blake

Director Ken Loach

A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack requires state welfare and befriends a single mother and her two children as they navigate their way through the benefits system.
With Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy.

20:00 Couple in a Hole

Director: Tom Geens

A poignant wilderness drama about a middle-aged, middle class couple from Scotland living like savages in a hole in the middle of a vast forest in the French Pyrenees.
With Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher.

Sunday 30 April

18:00 The Ones Below

Director: David Farr

A couple expecting their first child discover an unnerving difference between themselves and the couple living in the flat below them who are also having a baby.
With Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore

21:00 Sing Street

Director: John Carney

As music videos appear on television for the first time a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. With Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy.