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A fresh batch of recommendations from our team have landed! Read on for our top film recommendations, a podcast pick and info on our next Senior Selections at Home session! We always love to hear what you've been enjoying watching so feel free to drop us a message with your recommendations over social or email and they may feature in a future issue! Don't forget to follow our social media channels for more film content and reopening updates - you can follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. 
Possessor (2020) // Brandon Cronenberg

Marketing Officer: Kirsty

"Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott give outstanding performances in this dystopian thriller from visionary director Brandon Cronenberg. Although horror fans will delight in the unsettling gory scenes on display, Possessor offers much more through its stylish and unique exploration of identity. Both horrifying and intriguing, it had me totally hooked!"

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Les Misérables (2020) // Ladj Ly

Head of Cinema Operations: Colin

"France makes excellent social-political dramas and excellent crime thrillers. Les Miserables has a foot in each, set in Monfermeil, a location in Hugo's novel from which it borrows its name. It runs as a commentary on the deprived outskirts of Paris, much like films like The Class, Girlhood or 35 Shots Of Rum. But is gripping and tense, like a Mesrine or Rivals and blends toward an explosive and heart-wrenching ending. Bad decisions that appear as fait accompli. Three magnetic central performances. It is fantastic."

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The Red Balloon (1956) // Albert Lamorisse

Education Recommends

This week's Education recommends is an all time classic. The Red Balloon (U) follows a young boy who goes on a series of adventures through the streets of Paris with a red balloon. Considered one of the greatest children’s films of all time it is a great title to introduce young people to classic cinema. They might realise that many contemporary films have taken inspiration from it!

Use The Red Balloon to learn about film language with this BFI teaching resource

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Online Streaming Platform

Browse a carefully curated film programme on our new streaming platform Filmhouse at Home. The platform features over 20 titles including Lee Isaac Chung's 6 time Oscar® nominated Minari.

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Thank you to the Weston Culture Fund for generously supporting Filmhouse At Home.

Senior Selections at Home // Balloon

Our next Senior Selections at Home is Balloon. Set in 1979 Germany, the film follows two families desperate to leave the GDR who flee in a homemade hot-air balloon.

The event begins with an introduction via Zoom. Participants will then watch the film online via BBC iPlayer and rejoin zoom for a discussion afterwards over a cuppa. Wed 14 April at 2pm. Over-60s only. Tickets are FREE but limited.

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Table Manners Podcast // Jessie and Lennie Ware

Marketing Officer: Kirsty

"This wholesome podcast about food and family is hosted by Singer Jessie Ware and her Mother Lennie Ware. In each episode, the pair chat to various guests about the food they grew up with, their dream meal and of course their table manners. Some favourite past guests of mine have been Dan Levy, Dawn French, Florence Pugh and Riz Ahmed!"

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