Welcome to Penwith Film Society, showing the best new and classic cinema from around the world to audiences in West Cornwall.
You don’t need to be a Penwith Film Society member to come along, you’re very welcome.
Merlin have decided on a shorter season owing to a reduction in operating hours during the winter months.
Even so, we think you'll find interesting thematic threads running through a group of very contrasting films.
All the screenings will be on Sundays in screen 2, usually at 5pm. Do come along and enjoy them!
An artist and her elderly mother confront long-buried secrets when they return to a former family home that’s now a hotel haunted by its mysterious past. Joanna Hogg's autobiographical fantasy of memory and love plays like a beautifully strange romance between daughter and mother. Tilda Swinton has never been better, creating a fascinating and subtle depiction of two intertwined characters who know each other intimately but are also strangers.
The trailer doesn't do it justice by the way. It's not simply a moderately creepy horror film. Hogg uses this trope to convey the serious and sad wistfulness of a dissolving dream.
- Savoy Cinema, Penzance
- Phoenix Cinema, Falmouth