Penwith Film Society

Welcome to Penwith Film Society, showing the best new and classic cinema from around the world to audiences in West Cornwall.

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2017 season!

We’re continuing the idea of having a theme to enable us to explore films contextually, both classics and recent releases. This season we look at the vicissitudes and joys of love, complicated, broken, courageous, beautiful. Love is examined not just in how individuals react and become different with each other but, in many of these films, how the erotic and amorous soul is shaped by societal expectations and pressures. 

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GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

Unsentimental debut feature from Lee, filmed in Yorkshire and showing the countryside not as somewhere picturesque but as a strange, fierce place. All the school friends of young farmer Johnny (O’Connor) have gone to university, but he stays at the farm after his father (Hart) has a stroke. He indulges in drinking and casual sex until the arrival for lambing of Romanian migrant Gheorghe (Secareanu), who calmly submits to the squalor of life in a farmyard caravan. Gheorghe and Johnny have to spend nights working up in the hills, where an intense relationship starts.

Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival

“Dales’ own answer to Brokeback that’s a very British love story.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    20:20
    • Newlyn Filmhouse
MIDWIFE
Martin Provost
  • 18 Sep
    18:20

MIDWIFE
BELLE DE JOUR
Luis Buñuel
  • 25 Sep
    18:00

BELLE DE JOUR
SONG TO SONG
Terrence Malick
  • 02 Oct
    19:50

SONG TO SONG
THE GRADUATE
Mike Nichols
  • 09 Oct
    20:30

THE GRADUATE
RED DESERT
Michelangelo Antonioni
  • 16 Oct
    20:10

RED DESERT
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
Francis Lee
  • 23 Oct
    20:20

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
A GHOST STORY
David Lowery
  • 30 Oct

A GHOST STORY
LA STRADA
Federico Fellini
  • 06 Nov

LA STRADA
THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
Albert Serra
  • 13 Nov

THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
JULES ET JIM
François Truffaut
  • 20 Nov

JULES ET JIM
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Yorgos Lanthimos
  • 27 Nov

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
VIVRE SA VIE
Jean-Luc Godard
  • 04 Dec

VIVRE SA VIE
DINA (TBC)
Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
  • 11 Dec

DINA
BRIEF ENCOUNTER
David Lean
  • 18 Dec

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

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