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By Trucks79 | Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 20:03

Love Ballet?  Then don't miss Mao's Last Dancer.  A great way to start our new season of world

cinema with a rare screening of this highly acclaimed drama based on the

autobiography of Li Cunxin, who at the age of 11 was plucked from his village

by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to study ballet in Beijing and then went on

to a life on the international ballet scene. 

An amazing story with wonderful dance sequences, great music, politics,

domestic trauma and strong family bonds.


The season throws light on some personal dilemmas of individuals from

other countries including Iran in the 2012 Oscar Winner A Separation to be screened on 28th September and

Morocco in The Source to be screened

on 7th December which describes the life and lively struggle of the village

Muslim women to overcome the constraints of their daily life.


Son of the

Bride on 12th October is a heart warming tale of family

commitment from Argentina, followed by Bombay

Beach on 9th November which illustrates one of the poorest

communities in the United States affected so badly by environmental pollution

and highlights portraits of men at various stages of their life, all to a great

sound track.


After the Christmas break, the season will continue with a series of

acclaimed films including Incendies on 11th

January, a fascinating film which

describes the mission to the Middle East by a pair of twins who try and uncover

their family's troubled past.


Look out for all these great films always advertised nearer the time in

the local Parish Magazines.  Membership

for all 10 films plus a free 'Members' Choice' film in June still costs just

£30.  Non members on the door are welcome

at £5 per film. See: www.thornburypicturehouse.org for details.


Whats On

Friday  7th

September.  Film.  Mao's Last Dancer. 7.30pm. Cossham Hall.  £5 on door.

Friday  28th

September.  Film.  A Separation. 7.30pm. Cossham Hall.  £5 on door.


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