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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BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Brief Encounter tells the very British love story of a couple, married but not to each other, who try but fail to commit adultery. Released in 1945 the film immediately captured the hearts of its British audiences who, after six years of war, were only too familiar with the themes of loss, guilt and self restraint it portrayed. With David Lean’s pitch perfect tonal control (he was Oscar nominated for this film), Robert Krasker’s expressionist, noir cinematography and the heart rending performances of Johnson and Howard, Brief Encounter remains one of the best loved of all British films.

“One of the most emotionally honest and deeply satisfactory films to have ever been made in this country.” C A Lejune, The Observer, November 1945.

  • Mon
    18
    Dec
    17:30
    • 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
    18:00

A GHOST STORY
LA STRADA
Federico Fellini
  • 06 Nov
    18:30

LA STRADA
THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
Albert Serra
  • 13 Nov
    17:50

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
Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
  • 11 Dec
    18:20

DINA
BRIEF ENCOUNTER
David Lean
  • 18 Dec
    17:30

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

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