‘The Breadwinner’ at the De Valence on Tuesday 22nd Jan.

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated drama film by Cartoon Saloon directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the film was an international co-production between Canada, Ireland, and Luxembourg, and received a limited release on 17 November 2017.
The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Breadwinner received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.

This will be screened at 7.30pm and will be £5 or £4 for members of Films4Tenby. The bar at the De Valence will be open and popcorn will be available.

The Fuchsia Caffe offers a 2 course pre-screening meal for £10 which needs to be booked directly with them.

Otherwise, everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!

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‘Mamma Mia! Here we go again!’ Jan 8th 7.30pm De Valence Pavilion

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a 2018 jukebox musical romantic comedy film written and directed by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker, Catherine Johnson, and Richard Curtis. It is a follow-up to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which in turn is based on the musical of the same name using the music of ABBA. The film features an ensemble cast, including Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Andy García, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Cher, and Meryl Streep. Both a prequel and a sequel, the plot is set after the events of the first film, and also features flashbacks to 1979, telling the story of Donna Sheridan’s arrival on the island of Kalokairi and her first meetings with her daughter Sophie’s three possible fathers.
Due to the financial success of the first film, Universal Pictures had long been interested in a sequel. The film was officially announced in May 2017, with Parker hired to write and direct. In June 2017, many of the original cast confirmed their involvement, with James being cast in the role of Young Donna that July. Filming took place from August to December 2017 in Croatia, and at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. A British and American joint venture, the film was co-produced by Playtone, Littlestar Productions and Legendary Entertainment.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again premiered at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on July 16, 2018, and was released in the United Kingdom and the United States on July 20, 2018, ten years to the week after its predecessor’s release, in both standard and IMAX formats. The film has been a box office success, grossing over $393 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews, with critics praising the performances and musical numbers.

A pre-screening meal is available from the Fuschia Caffe, please book directly  with them.

The bar at the De Valence will be open and popcorn will be available.

Everyone is welcome. Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby.

‘Swimming with Men’ December 11th 7.30pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby.

Rob Brydon plays Eric, a Reggie Perrin-like middle-aged accountant having an existential crisis about the metaphysical meaninglessness of existence. He’s sick of his job, sick of his commute, and convinced that his wife (Jane Horrocks), a budding local councillor, is having an affair with her very smarmy boss.

Eric moves out, drinks himself silly and, in somewhat random circumstances, is recruited by a synchronised swimming team he meets in his local pool. The other seven members are just as lost as he is – men of different ages and social backgrounds coping with bereavement, divorce or the unwelcome attentions of the police by escaping into the pool.

Joining them he starts to find a new lease of life, culminating in a trip to the World Championships in Italy. Will they take home the trophy?

There is a review and trailer here:  Guardian review

The De Valence bar will be open and popcorn will be available.

You can book a 2 course pre-screening meal at the Fuschia Caffe for £10.

Everyone is welcome!

 

‘The Happy Prince’ is at the De Valence 7.30pm on Tuesday Nov 20th.

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed. The past floods back, taking him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself. Travelling through Wilde’s final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, the transience of lust is laid bare and the true riches of love are revealed. It is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love.

The Happy Prince is a 2018 biographical drama film about Oscar Wilde, written and directed by Rupert Everett, in his directorial debut. The film stars Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Tom Wilkinson. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and was shown at the 2018 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.
The film’s title alludes to the children’s story by Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Tales. It was released in Italy on 12 April 2018, in the United Kingdom on 15 June 2018 and in the United States on 10 October 2018.

There is a review here: Guardian  and here: Spectator

Entrance is £5 or £4 for Films4Tenby members.

The De Valence Pavilion bar will be open and popcorn available.

The DVD lending library will be out.

A pre-screening 2-course meal for £10 will be available from the Fuchsia Caffe, which needs to be booked directly with them.

Otherwise, everyone is welcome, there is no pre-booking, please just come along.

‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society’ is on October 16th 7.30pm at the De Valence.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a 2018 historical romantic-drama film directed by Mike Newell and written by Don Roos and Tom Bezucha. The screenplay is based on the 2008 novel of the same name, written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. The film stars Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.

London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society premiered in London on 9 April 2018 and was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 20 April 2018 and in France on 13 June 2018. The film grossed $15.7 million worldwide and received positive reviews from critics. It was distributed in other international areas by Netflix on 10 August 2018 as an original film.

There is a review and trailer  here.

This will be £5  or £4 for members of Films4Tenby. Membership is £10 annually, due in May.

The bar will be open before the screening, and popcorn available.

The Fuchsia Caffe offers a pre-screening 2 course meal for £10 which needs to be booked directly with them.

Everyone is welcome to come to along to the film, no booking is required or possible!

Hope to see you there…

 

 

‘Finding your Feet’ is on at the De Valence at 7:30 on Tuesday October 2nd.

Finding Your Feet is a 2017 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard. The film stars Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, and David Hayman, and was released on 23 February 2018 in the United Kingdom.

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of thirty five years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence), she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited sibling who lives on an inner-city council estate.[3] But difference is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class where she meets her sister’s friends, Charlie (Timothy Spall), Jackie (Joanna Lumley) and Ted (David Hayman). This colourful group of defiant and energetic third-agers start to show Sandra that retirement is a beginning, and that divorce could be her new lease of life and love.

A review and trailer can be found here  and here.

Entrance is £5 of £4 for members of Films4Tenby (membership is £10 annually starting in May). The bar will be open before the screening, and popcorn available.

A pre-screening 2 course meal is available for £10 from the Fuchsia Caffe, which needs to be booked directly with them.

Otherwise, just come along to the screening, and bring a friend – everyone is welcome!

The Shape of Water is at the De Valence on Tuesday September 18th at 7.30pm.

The Shape of Water is a 2017 American dark fantasy drama film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. Set in Baltimore, Maryland in 1962, the story follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a captured humanoid amphibian creature. Filming took place in Ontario, Canada, between August and November 2016.
The film was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on August 31, 2017, and was awarded the Golden Lion for best film. It was also screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It began a limited release in two theaters in New York City on December 1, 2017, before expanding on December 8, 2017, and grossed $195 million worldwide.
The Shape of Water received critical acclaim for its acting, screenplay, direction, visuals, production design, and musical score, with many critics calling the film del Toro’s best work since Pan’s Labyrinth; the American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 films of the year. The Shape of Water received a number of awards and nominations, including thirteen nominations at the 90th Academy Awards, where it won for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Original Score. It was nominated for seven awards at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, winning for Best Director and Best Original Score, and 12 at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, winning three awards, including Best Director. A novelization by del Toro and Daniel Kraus was published on March 6, 2018.

A review can be found  here :  guardian   or here: telegraph.

This screening is open to everyone. No booking is required, just pay on the night…Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby.Membership is £10 annually due in May each year.
The bar at the De Valence will be open and snacks from the café can be ordered from the bar. Popcorn is also available.
A 2 course pre-screening (6pm) meal is available from the Fuchsia Caffe for £10 which must be booked directly with them.
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