Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
A modern fairy tale with a razor-sharp edge, this highly acclaimed, deeply compassionate film from the Dardenne brothers centres on a damaged boy in search of love. Dumped by his father, eleven-year-old Cyril impulsively attaches himself to Samantha, a childless single woman who, equally impulsively, refuses to turn him away. The redeeming nature of love is not a new theme, and often accounts for some pretty treacly films, but this is not an easy ride or a manipulative tear-jerker. It’s in the great tradition of neo-realist cinema, seeking to evoke understanding rather than cheap sentiment.
A retired teacher makes a living writing letters for people who can't read or write. Her life is turned upside down with the arrival of a young boy.
14+ years 106 mins
A gentle and thought-provoking film from the African country of Chad that sees a family torn apart when a father leaves his wife and children.
11+ years 84 mins
Japanese film in which an inept, small-time criminal takes a neighbour's grandson on a hitchhiking journey to see his long-lost mother.
11+ years 119 mins
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We explore how the New Zealand comedy-drama reaches beyond its odd-couple dynamic to highlight how creativity and humour can help people express themselves.
Reading time 4 mins
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