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British Film Festival at Rouillac

British Film Festival at Rouillac

Full details for the Anna Searle British Film Festival at the Vingt-Sept Cultural Centre, Boulevard d’Encamp, Rouillac over the weekend of the 29 April...

Spectre-rouillac-charenteAgain the festival will include seven films chosen from the best releases of 2015. Throughout the weekend there is an art exhibition with paintings, sculptures, jewellery,lamps and furniture. On Saturday there will be a display of Classic Cars outside the Vingt-Sept building. Two mobile food vans will be there on Friday selling specialities from Brittany and Lebanon. They will also be there on Saturday afternoon to sell pastries, crêpes, tea, coffee, chocolate and cider.

Supper will be provided by two local restaurants at the festival on Saturday and Sunday after the first film. On Saturday it is the Fins Bois and on Sunday the Route de l’Ouest. The meals are 13€ per head and wine is extra. The Route de l’Ouest will also be there on Sunday afternoon selling tea, coffee, chocolate and pastries.

Reservations should be made directly with the restaurants:

Fins Bois 05 45 70 86 79

Route de l’Ouest 05 45 25 40 95

The 10th anniversary of the British Film Festival brings an eclectic mix of seven of the best British films released in 2015. If there is a theme it is variety: one blockbuster, two historical, a film about funerals, another about people choosing to become animals, a couple married for 45 years and an edge of the seat thriller. Something for everyone and a great year for cinephiles to subscribe to them all.


Friday 29th April


19:30 Far from the Madding Crowd

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

In Victorian England, independent and headstrong Bathsheba attracts three very different suitors, a sheep farmer, a reckless Sergeant, and a prosperous and mature bachelor. With Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen.


22:30 The Lobster

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimoss

Comedy, drama romance. Single people are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or be transformed into animals of their choice and sent off into The Woods. With Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Ben Whishaw.


Saturday 30th April


16:00 45 Years

Directed by Andrew Haigh

A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receive shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives. With Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.


20:00 Spectre

Directed by Sam Mendes

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him to uncover a sinister organization. M battles keep the secret service alive, Bond sets about revealing the truth behind SPECTRE. With Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ralph Feinnes and Christoph Waltz.


23:00 Catch me Daddy

Directed by Daniel Wolfe

Late night thriller. A girl on the run from her family is hiding out in West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. Her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs and she is forced to flee for her life.


Sunday 1st May


16:00 Suffragette

Directed by Sarah Gavron

In the early feminist movement women were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. With Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff and Helena Bonham Carter.


20:00 Still Life

Directed by Uberto Pasolini

A poignant, quixotic tale of life, love and the afterlife. Meticulous and organized to the point of obsession, John May (Eddie Marsan) is a council worker charged with finding the next of kin of those who have died alone.


Passes for all seven films are 30€ and can be bought at the Tourist Office in Place Gambetta, Rouillac from 1st April. Tel: 05 45 21 80 05.

Tickets are available before each film – no reservations are being made.

Prices are adults 5€ per film, 4€ for under 16s.

All films are in the original English language with French sub titles.

For more information and to join the festival mailing list call Paul Stanford 05 45 62 02 31.