The Spring Centre at The Hospice of St Francis
Doors Open 6:45pm - Film Starts 7:00pm
Our Film Forums are held at the Spring Centre at The Hospice of St Francis on the first Wednesday of the Month.
A suggested donation of £5 for refreshments.
Wednesday 2nd January
Finding herself on her own again after a long marriage, Edie’s ambition is to return to the Scottish Highlands where she spent childhood holidays with her father to climb one of the highest mountains in the area. This is no small feat for a woman in her eighties. She meets Jonny, the local mountain guide, who provides her with equipment and maps. Jonny very quickly feels a duty of care for Edie and is moved by her dream. They form a very tender relationship as Jonny comes to care for Edie and for what she wants to achieve. It is a warm, uplifting film to start the Film Forum year and the season of resolutions.
My Old Lady
Wednesday 6th February
Kevin Kline plays a middle-aged American down on his luck who inherits an apartment from his estranged father in an extremely sought after area of Paris. His plan is to sell it immediately to get back on his feet financially. He discovers however it is occupied by a lady in her nineties (Maggie Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas). By a quirk of French law, they have a permanent tenancy. He cannot sell the place or get them to leave. The tenancy can only cease on the old lady’s death.
He stays in Paris in the hope of working something out only to discover that their lives are far more connected than he ever imagined. Their history unfolds and they move painfully but surely to a very moving reconciliation. Just the film for Valentine’s Day!
Wednesday 6th March
New York based English photographer Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns home to Hendon in North London following news of her father’s unexpected death. He was a rabbi and a prominent figure in an extremely close-knit Orthodox Jewish community. Her return is met largely with hostility and suspicion. The only person to show any compassion is her childhood friend Esti (Rachel McAdams) and to a lesser extent Esti’s husband Dovid, the man in line to succeed Ronit’s father as a Chief Rabbi. It is a very powerful drama based on the novel by Naomi Alderman of a daughter struggling to be allowed to grieve.