October: Kristin Scott Thomas
In October the Friday Night Flix film series will feature movies starring actress Kristin Scott Thomas. Born and raised in the UK, Scott Thomas was educated in theater, both in London and Paris. A very versatile actor, performing in comedic roles as well as drama, she is perhaps most well-known for “The English Patient.”
All films are free and are shown Fridays at 7 PM in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library.
I've Loved You So Long (2008) This may be the film that makes Kristin Scott Thomas's reputation as not only a good actress but a great one. After fifteen years in prison, former medical doctor Juliette Fontaine travels to Lorraine to live on probation with her younger sister and her family. Bitter, introspective and reclusive she has spent her sentence without any visitors and totally forgotten by her family and now she has problems interacting with her brother-in-law and her nieces. She has to visit every other week with her probation officer as well as seeking a job to rebuild her life. As days go by, Juliette gets closer to the family of her sister and befriends their friends, as all try to come to an understanding of the past. Rated PG-13. 117 min. In French and English, with subtitles.
The Party (2017) A dark comedy/drama with an all-star cast: Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer and Cillian Murphy. Scott Thomas hosts a party to celebrate her new government promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine. Inevitably, before dinner is served, the upbeat ambience will shatter to pieces, as festering secrets will start surfacing in this perfect domestic war-zone. Undoubtedly, after this night, things will never be the same again. Rated R for language, drugs. 71 minutes, in English.
Sarah's Key (2010) In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life overlapping with those of families who were detained during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942. Centering on the story of a young girl's experiences during and after these events, illustrating the participation of the French bureaucracy as well as citizens hiding and protecting Sarah from the French authorities. The film alternates between Sarah's life in 1942 and the journalist researching the story in 2002. Rated PG-13. 111 min. In French, English, Italian, German and Yiddish, with subtitles.
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