Monthly Archives: January 2015

Why all these films?

Hello, some may wonder why we put such un effort on Film Evenings and the coming FIlm Days. Why should we as a Christians sit there and look at just normal films without a word on God, sometimes even seemingly far away from the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as one of our community activities? Is it just for pleasure? When someone creates something new, something personal, using his humanity in an intense way-  then what is created can get more than an illustration of an idea or a thought. The piece created can become alive, transmitting something that profoundly has to do with our life, not only the life of the creator. And not only his and our lives! The piece created with a sincere intention, with the soul put in, can also become a bearer of God´s life on earth. Jesus Christ lived 2000 yours ago, but the thing with him is that he lives through people of all ages. In their thoughts too, but even more in their actions and through their creations. Jesus alive, not dead! Such a peice created, let´s call it art. If it´s a film it may take action anywhere, just having a good story, showing normal ordinary life. But looking at it you can see that the characters are alive, they are vibrating, thay are talking way beyond the plot of the film…a transcended reality, new every time you look at it, filled with depth and mystery. yours br Björn

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FILM DAYS 2015 Thursday Feb 5th – Saturday Feb 7th

Welcome to FILM DAYS 2015
Thursday February 5h – Saturday February 7th.

We present four films by Yasojiro Ozu, Louis Malle and Arnaud Desplechin on the theme of Families, together and alone.
We also this year have with us Astrid Söderbergh Widding, professor of Cinema Studies and headmaster of Stockholm University. Astrid will participate Friday and Saturday with two introductions, and also take part in our discussions after the films.
Membership i Filmklubben, 60 SKR, is required. It covers attendance to all films 2015. Please register 15 minutes before program.
We look forward to some interesting days soon.
Filmklubben Sandgatan 8 is run by Domino Catholic Students and the Dominicans, with support from Bilda.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5th
19.30 TOKYO STORIES

Yasujiro Ozu, Japan 1952, 136 min
An old couple come to visit their children. In a quiet way the visit goes badly. From a few elements Yasujiro Ozu made one of the greatest films of all time. It doesn’t want to force our emotions, but to share its understanding. It says, yes, a movie can help us make small steps against our imperfections.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6th
18.45 LOUIS MALLE – introduction by ASTRID SÖDERBERGH WIDDING
followed by
THE FIRE WITHIN
Louis Malle, France 1963, 108 min
He is a writer, living in Paris. We find him living in a rest home, where he voluntarily took the cure for his alcoholism and then decided to stay. The film is a triumph of style. It is quiet and indicative. It doesn’t explain a lot, but we understand a lot about it all the same.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7th
15.15 FILMS AND FAMILIES OF YASUJIRO OZU – introduction by ASTRID SÖDERBERGH WIDDING

followed by
LATE AUTUMN
Yasujiro Ozu, Japan 1960, 129 min
Late Autumn begins and ends with an almost tangible scene of human warmth. From the opening memorial service to the closing scenes, the film revels in the richly developed skill of its director in creating an atmosphere thick with irresistible humour and depth. Beyond the more aesthetic details Late Autumn is, at heart, an undeniably humorous yet touching story about the nature of humanity.
18.45 DINNER -bring small things for the table
19.45 A CHRISTMAS TALE
Arnaud Desplechin, France 2008, 150 min
Like a visit with family, “A Christmas Tale” does not add up to a single conclusion but rather to a series
of subjective impressions. It contains moments of illumination in ways that never feel arbitrary. It’s more like we’re just hanging out, we’re in this house, and every time we turn around, something interesting is happening.
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YASOJIRO OZU Japanese director, born 1902. Ozu explored the tensions of a country trying to reconcile modern and traditional values, especially as played out in relations between the generations.

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN French director, born 1960. His complex, genre-mixing films take you to many places at once intellectual and entertaining, dramatic and comedic. Let´s call it cinema of enchantment.
LOUIS MALLE French director, born 1932. Part of the French New Wave, he went on to direct films of great breadth and variety. Malle’s films tended to be personal affairs focusing on forms of societal exclusion.

Film and Discussion today Thursday 22nd: A Simple Plan

Today, film evening at DOMINO at 19.15 – look at the program beneath, br Björn