Welcome to the CineClub Sandgatan 8 at the Dominicans

Join to look and discuss good films, all films English subtitles, Membership 80 SEK 2020 for all films, att the entrance. Always introductions, always discussions, alsways convivial!


Adventure in The biggest little farm. An new or perhbs old kind of listening


19.30 Our biggest little farm
John Chester, USA, 2019, 92 min
A young couple leave their urban life of living to persuit a life in harmony with nature by developing a sustainable farm in the Californian wilderness.



19.30 The remains of the day
by James Ivory, United Kingdom, 1993, 134 min
A butler who sacrified body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer..

19.30 Bicycle thieves
Vitorio de Sica, Italy 1948, 89 min
Watch one of the neo-realist classics, at the same time heartfelt, funny and socially committer. Awarded an Oscar it was however considered a communist movie. In 1940s Italy you needed a bike to work – in sweden 2021, you stil need it (at Foodora).

19.30 Koyaanisqatsi by Godfrey Reggio, USA 1983, 82 min
Enter this space-time-story with all your senses. An exuberant, intense experience on the beauty of life threatened and mistreated, but still flourishing beneath. An important film, in film history and still today. Look at these people at Times Square – is it not us? The music by Philip Glass follows closely the pictures.


19.30 First cow
Kelly Reickhardt , USA 2019, 122 min
An American story with warmth and friendship but also vulnerability and tragedy. A Western of another kind, no heroes and no glory. We meet with a USA where old and new values are confronted. A story of our time.


Images of Sweden

Two films about Sweden, the first one an impression and ironic story of our modernity and the second from where we come, not so far ago in time.

19.30 The Square
Ruben Östlund, Sverige 2018

19.30 The Emigrants (Utvandrarna)
Jag Troell, Sverige 1971
In the mid 1800s, about 1.5 million Swedes left their impoverished homes to start a new life in America. Based on Vilhelm Moberg’s literary masterpiece about these emigrants (written in 1949), Jan Troell’s film is more current than ever – a film about Sweden.

Documentary month: November

Three sharp documentaries telling intresersing stories.

19.30 Pope Francis, a man of his word
Wim Wenders, 2018, 96 min
Wim Wenders, invited by the Vatican, has made a film that becomes a personal journey with Pope Francis. Faces, voices, a cross section of humanity, joins in a kind of conversation with the Pope. More than describing, it´s a film that inspires to engagement and reflection.

19.30 Salt of the earth
Wim Wenders and Julien Ribeiro Salgado, France/Bresil/Italy 2014, 110 min
The Bresilien photographer Sebastião Salgado presents his life and work. Salgado is an adventurer exploring remote places, human suffering and hope. He gives witness and exposes different human crises. But should everything be shown to a global audience? About a man engaged in important matters.

19.30 The fog of war
Errol Morris, USA 2003, 107 min
Exploring the topics of war, failure and knowledge, controversial American secretary of defense (1961-1968) Robert McNamara shares eleven lessons from his long career in business and politics in this Academy Award winning documentary.

A film will also be screened in December, info will follow.


Filmdagar 26-29 februari

”I´m a man from another era”, says Pier Paolo Pasolini in an interview at end of his life. Not all true, but his statement translates his unease and criticism of Western society, more specifically Italian sociaty around 1970.
Pasolini, a man of great complexity, with broad interests and skills, moved from one creative expression to another. Poetry, politics, film making and philosophy, in all areas he choosed for the adequate mean of expression of his visions. Some of his films are among the most discussed, most appreciated and most critizized pieces ever made.
Pasolini had to talk and he talks in natural lyrics, playful erotic and even dark sado-masochistic violence. His work, whatever form choosen, expresses love for the simplicity of the uneducated and traditional peasants and workers, people living their own culture in local regions of Italy. It´s a world breathing Catholic faith and mythology, directness, joy, violence and eroticism. Pasolini gives witness to this popular world being destroyed by the rise of technocratic society, the consumism and the modern media world.
During our Film Days we present three very different pieces. The Gospel according to Matthew, Teorema and Mamma Roma takes place in different times and surroundings. In common they have the intense engagement and longing for life in contrast to conformism and destructive power.


19.30 The Gospel according to Matthew, Italy 1964
A beautiful and strong story of the life of Jesus,  in dramatic shape,closely following the Gospel story,  putting conflicts in sharp relief.


19.30 Pasolini   What has to be said is introduced by Astrid Söderbergh Widding
Professor of Cinema Studies, Stockholm
followed by
Teorema Italy 1968, 98 min
A stranger´s visits to a well-off family, a visit that profoundly shakes it´s members, no return to the ordinary possible!
17.30 Middag
19.30 Mamma Roma
A former prostitute woman in a Rome suburb tries to raise her teenage son to a better life. Not an easy task.


19.30 The Conformist
, Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci


The modern world and times brough many changes. Post-war optimism sparked a rapid cultural change on all levels of society. Taboos were broken and norms redefined. A desire for freedom was becoming strong, returning liberalism, sexual liberation, hippie-movements are just a few examples of this. Freedom is a precious thing. But freedom without any goal or direction? And freedom for others but me?

Dennis Hopper, USA 1969
A classical counterculture film about the social tensions of the late 60s.

Richard Linklater, USA 1991
Following person to person in a US city, a mighty impression of
a floating, non-determined reality is created.

Gäst väljer film: KALLE LIND, diversearbetare i kulturbranschen

Känd som författare, från podden Snedtänkt och som kolumnist har Kalle Lind med gott sinne för humor och det excentriska blivit en populär kulturperson. Återkommande teman i Kalles författarskap är egendomliga personer och bisarr kulturhistoria.

Woody Allen, USA 1983, 106 min
Author of his own problems,
Alvy Singer falls in love too
easily. One of Allens most
appreciated films.


FILMDAGAR 9 -12 oktober

No movie director has started a career more successfully than Mike Nichols (1931–2014). His first two films are unanimously considered as masterpieces: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967). Both were, each by themselves, groundbreaking accomplishments, fundamental to 1960s cinema, definite classics – not only for formidable acting by Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and debutant Dustin Hoffmann, but also for their novel presentation of a, for its time, provocative substance: hidden terms in love. WAVW displays the broken backstage of a bourgeois marriage, TG demonstrates a trap of desire. Nichols’s courageous treatment of such toxic affairs continued in Carnal Know- ledge (1971), a brutally honest and disarming portrayal of the sexually liberated America of the ’60s. The erotic theme was pushed further later on, in Closer (2004), but by then time had fled Nichols. He was a man of the late ’60s and early ’70s, when so many constraints were loosened but not lost; arguably, he is one of that era’s finest artists. The scheduled films are made with a maximum of expressive freedom. In them, we however meet captivated people – individuals imprisoned in systems like marriage, encapsulated in demanding desire and duty. Sometimes they are aware of their cirumstances and do what they can to endure. The situation is most acute in Catch-22 (1970), a “war comedy” scened in World War II. Its audience is thrown from hilarious jests to naturalistic imagery of bloody hell. The question it puts is this: Can you be sane in a crazy world? Indeed, a catch-22.
Magnus Ingvarsson, Editor, Lund

19.30 LOVING CAPTIVITY – theme of the Filmdays
MAGNUS INGVARSSON Editor, Lund introduces.

The introduction is followed by
Mike Nichols, USA 1970, 122 min
Comedy and war? Here we find the combination, realism, fun and cruelty; all expressions neighbours each other to present the absurdity of the business of war.

Mike Nichols, USA 1966, 131 min
You are cordially invited to George and Martha’s for an evening of fun and games.” In the living room of an academic couple a drama takes place. What happens when illusions are forced to become reality? This film won many awards and is based on the famous play by Edward Albee.

17.30 DINNER
Bring a small thing for the table.
Mike Nichols, USA 1967, 106 min
A  young man lost between youth and adulthood is struggling to mature. He is soon caught in a lovetriangle where he will have to make a choice.  The soundtrack with songs of Simon&Garfunkel adds to the fame of this film.


Filmer av Debra Granik och bröderna Coen

Debra Granik
Getting close
Debra Granik has a special ability. Her films breathes closeness and profound interest in what is different and put aside in the American – or more generally Western – society.  Leaving the well-known, she goes out to find people at the edge, in situations where persistence in love is an urgent need. Her main characters, young girls, find strength in the impossible. Granik makes them speak to us and makes us listen, as she does herself. The girls portraited are living i close realtions. They are, as in the Mike Nichols films captured in their relations.
Debra Granik was born in Washington DC in 1963 and has made only a few longer films. In Winter´s bone  2010, she went to the Missouri Ozark mountains, to poor and desolated people and invited them to contribute in telling their story. Leave no trace made in 2018 enters an other outcast reality. Here the scenery of the forestian and wild northeast USA attracted Granik, making a film with the beauty and sensulity of the natural world in contrast to a hard and bleak modern society.
“It’s a very hard thing for mainstream society to accommodate non-conforming individuals, says Granik in an interview and concludes her view: ”I would say live and let live.”

Bröderna Coen
Commonplace, yet extraordinary
Joel and Ethan Coen, commonly known as the Coen brothers, were born in a Jewish family in the 50s and have gained international fame with films such as The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and No Country for Old Men (2007). As students Joel graduated with a bachelors degree in film and Ethan in philosophy. The brothers direct and produce their films together although up until 2004 Joel received sole credit for
directing and Ethan for producing. Their
perhaps most famous trademarks are their a
bility to tell a simple story in a complex
manner, mixing several already established genres and, to quote them, ”not giving a shit about peoples sensitivities” in their film making. By doing so they manage exposing the simple truths of everyday life and creating a world of believable and often flawed characters that manage to engage the viewer in a humbling and humane way.

19.30 FARGO
Joel Coen, USA 1996, 92 min
A failed car salesman, Jerry Lundegaard, secretly kidnaps his own wife for the ransom money but is soon stalled by the inquisitive police officer Marge Gunderson.

Debra Granik, USA 2018, 104 min
A man escapes lives with his teenager daughter hiking in nature, avoiding contact with society. But could it continue this way? As the film develops it becomes a story about different life perspectives, finding freedom or just another prison.

Debra Granik, USA 2010, 95 min
In the rural and remote heart of America we follow a girl, seeking justice, and her father. On a countryside where it’s best to keep to yourself and your own it can be dangerous to upset the locals and the status quo. A dark film with an atmosphere that drags you in and feels convincingly real.

Ethan and Joel Coen, USA 2009, 106 min
The Coen brothers turn to their Jewish background. Lot´s of humour but really not only that. Things does not go alright with Larry Gopnik who wants to be a serious and good man.

VÅREN 2019

FREDAG 1 februari 19.30
Film and discussion – Leviathan by Andrej Zvyagintsev, Russia 2015, 125 min
A man and his family opposes the local authorities and an infernal struggle starts where no means seems to be forbidden. Loving people, drunken people, silent beauty, authoritarian terrorism… you find it all in the fim of stong character and meaning.
LÖRDAG 9 februari 19.30
Film and discussion – Loveless by Andrej Zvyagintsev, Russia 2017, 127 min
A couple caught up in a separation drama end up losing their son instead of each other, after one of their arguments. In order to find him again, they decide to temporarily put their differences aside.

FilmDagar onsdag 20 februari – lördag 23 februari 2019

Reality Transcended – Three films by Robert Bresson

To manipulate feelings cinema is a strong medium. The plot told with dramatic tension and peaks, acting emphasizing feelings of love or conflict, it all aims at seducing the audience. Beautiful sceneries contribute and not at least a soundtrack that directs the story more than any image. Shots taken from always new camera angles fulfills the variations. The audience should be shrilled and why not? The distractions do have their place. But will they ever satisfy the ones hungry for not only sweets but really nourishing food? To get nourished in the spirit, food for the inner person to live and to be lifted up demands other means.
The repetitions of everyday life can seem monstrously dull. Days comes and goes and life passes by. The films of Robert Bresson make use of the cold reality to create films where the factualities of the everyday is underlined. That is what is in focus, but does not have the last word. Amazingly enough the continous flow of the films has the quality of opening the door to a bigger reality. The small details of actions in everyday life transcends to a spiritual opening. Man´s aspiration to freedom and brotherhood breaks through. The walls of imprisonment of the everyday is torn down by an insisting human presence.
This is a spirituality from below where it isn´t supernatural vision opens reality, no extra sentiments is used to fill the void. It is the harsh reality that counts. The transformation of the human person arrives in the middle of his normal activities, accomplishing his tasks and failing to fulfill the expectations of the surrounding environment.
Is that the end? Finally there is a burst out from the surface of which the everyday life reality is made, the dictatorship of the factual all breaks down. Relief and beauty is all there against a still greyish background.
Björn Engdahl OP, Filmklubben

19.30 Registration

followed by
Robert Bresson, France 1951, 115 min
A young priest arrives at the countryside to his new and first parish. Will his grand dreams survive the realities of everyday life and his failing health?

Introduction by Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Professor of Cinema Studies
followed by

Robert Bresson, France 1959, 104 min
Michel starts out as a petty thief in the metro and in the streets of Paris. The stealing becomes like an addiction with the skill, the risk and the tension it brings about. But there is someone observing him who will put an end to his career.
18.00 DINNER – Bring a small thing for the table and we share it all
followed by
Robert Bresson, France 1977min, 116 min
A student, Charles, has nothing but overwhelming gloom in his life and finds no comfort in any religious conviction. He finally decides that life too much to handle and so decides to end it. But he still fears the consequences, believing that suicide being a mortal sin…

After the FilmDays we continue with

Robert Bresson, France 1956, 101 min
We continue the the FilmDays theme. In France during the Second World War we watch a man trying to escape from a Nazi prison. A quiet and simple film, with small things leading up to a striking finish.

End of semester two films by Wim Wenders:

Wim Wenders – Poet of the open road

Wenders was born in 1945 into a catholic family living in Düsseldorf. He studied medicine and philosophy until he dropped out and instead moved to Paris in order to become a painter. He was almost obsessed with film and cinema and often watched up to five films a day at the local movie theatre, and later applied to the national film school of France but failed to enter. Despite having been let down, he decided that film making was to be his life’s work back in Germany.In the 1970s, together with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Werner Herzog, Wenders was one of the founding members of the New German Cinema. Today he is perhaps best known for his documentaries but is equally adept at dramas. Because of his reoccurring cinematographer, Robby Müller, Wenders films often feature a particularly impressive visual imagery. Another common trademark is his interest in finding identity in a greater context and the searching for truth in the world that surrounds us, following the journeys of people as they search for themselves.


Wim Wenders, West Germany 1977, 125 min
A terminally ill German picture-framer becomes involved with the mob through his American friend. An atmospheric and existential thriller with a scope beyond simply thrilling entertainment.

Wim Wenders, West Germany 1987, 128 min
An angel, visible to the audience but not the people in the film, walks around a Berlin still divided by east and west. He talks, reflects, consoles and small and particular dramas take place.

In May: Member´s choice, decided during the FilmDays

Bergman 100 – Fear, revolt, joy – FilmDays 12-16 of September 2018

With his many films and theatre plays Ingmar Bergman, 100 years 2018, stands out as a remarkable director. In renewing cinema in the post-war period, he makes use of his personal character to create dramas of both tension and joy. Filmklubben presents on these Filmdays three films very different from each others.


followed by
HETS/Torment Alf Sjöberg, screenwriter Ingmar Bergman Sverige 1944, 136 min
A sadistic school teacher nicknamed Caligula by his students, and seemingly inspired by Bergman’s real life father, teaches latin at a Stockholm high school. The fact that his cruel way of teaching awakes the students hate against him doesn´t seem to bother him. That is, until things go too far, thus revealing an entirely different side of him.

Introduction by Magnus Ingvarsson, Lund
Editor and advisor of Filmklubben

The introduction is followed by

GYCKLARNAS AFTON/Sawdust and Tinsel
Ingmar Bergman, Sverige 1953, 93 min
The travelling cirkus is in a decadent state without hope for the future. Humiliations and poverty follows, it seems to be the end. But is it? Is there not also joy possibilites in life and play that goes beyond expectations?
17.30 DINNER Bring a small thing for the table, please!

19.30 TROLLFLÖJTEN/The magic flute
Ingmar Bergman, Sverige 1974, 92 min
The classic opera by Mozart made alive again through the interpretation of Bergman. In an interesting take where we watch both scene and audience in an attempt to explore the “noble magic of the illusory  theater” Bergman creates something new, but still stays true to the original.

Bergman 100- fear, revolt, joy

by Magnus Ingvarson, editor, Lund
Ingmar Bergman was the first to treat existential issues on the silver screen. What Dostoyevsky is to literature, Bergman is to cinema. On his 100th year, Sweden celebrates its greatest artist, and Domino joins in.
As the son of a Lutheran priest, Bergmans narrative often takes the form of religious doubt, themes of humiliation and, eventually, the search of a dignity within the human spirit, beyond a burdensome notion of God. But as previous discussions in Domino FilmForum have shown, Bergman never really leaves the Christian realm, and his world famous atheism is, on a closer look, not that convincing.
On a psychological level, Bergman depicts the constant, inescapable interplay between
layered human masks, put on for protection but causing personal breakdown.
But be not fooled. The play, and indeed even the mask, carries
also joy. Fundamentally, Bergman is a man of the theatre, with a loving embrace of all its genres from drama to comedy. This becomes evident not the least in the festive adaptation of The Magic Flute, not to be missed.
Cinematographically, Bergman was daringly innovative. In
Summer with Monika (1953), an actor (Harriet Andersson) for the first time in the history of cinema makes eye-contact with the audience. The close-up of the human face is, in Bergmans view, the true soul of film, and his zooming technique vitalised the intimate co-operation with the actors, which became legendary.
Sawdust and Tinsel
and Torment were shot 65 and 74 years ago. They still speak to us. This is to say: Bergman made films in black and white, but we can see the colours.

FilmHöst 2018

Att lita på – filmer av Kelly Reichardt

In the films of Kelly Reichardt we meet with people facing exceptional situations where trust is questioned. The storytelling is seemingly minimalist, days passing by with everyday events, but these are standing in front of the dramatic background. Reichardt takes no interest in telling the meaning of the plot: “That goes against everything that I just worked for. So I have no interest in summing it all up. It’s all out there”, as she says in an interview 2014. Life is interesting enough if you stay with it.

Kelly Reichardt, USA 2008, 80 min
During the financial crisis of 2008, a woman and her dog attempt a travel to Alaska in search for work, scarce in America due to the crisis. The journey turns out to be full of obstacles but help also arrives, although not the way one might expect it to.

Kelly Reichardt, USA 2010, 98 min
A group of settlers are traveling through the American frontier in
search for a better life. However, they soon find themselves lost and without a proper guide in the desert with their water supply running low, that is until they capture a native American that could help them. But can he be trusted?

Kelly Reichardt, USA 2013, 112 min
A band a young friends engaged in societal questions takes their action. Good intentions, but how about the results? An action movie of a different kind.

FilmEvenings Autumn  2017

tisdag 12 september kl 19.30     Mannen utan minne/The man without a past av Aki Kaurismäki, Finland 2002
torsdag 9 november kl 19.30      Min natt med Maud / My night at Maud´s av Eric Rohmer, Frankrike 1969

söndag 3 december kl 19.30
En sommarsaga / A summer´s tale av Eric Rohmer, Frankrike 1996, 113 min
The French director Eric Rohmer invites us into the lives of two  women on vacation, Pauline and her cousin, Marion.  He portrays the first tentative experiences of romance in all its tension and beauty. With its surprisingly funny and natural (and very French) manner in which the characters of the film react to each other it is very easy to get involved and the story becomes almost like a part of your own life. Rohmer shows us that love and relationships,  very difficult and complex although both engaging and beautiful.

tisdag 19 december kl 19.30
Members choice:  Turist/ Force Majeur av Ruben Östlund, Sverige 2014, 120 min

Januari 2018:
Pauline på stranden/ Pauline at the beach, Eric Rohmer, Frankrike 1983, 94 min
A romance film centred around a young musician, Gaspard, and his ambiguous relationship with three young women during a vacation in northern France. Gaspard is caught in a struggle over whom he likes the most, until he realises that the time to decide is drawing close.

Fler filmkvällar hösten 2017

tisdag 12 september kl 19.30     Mannen utan minne/The man without a past av Aki Kaurismäki, Finland 2002
torsdag 9 november kl 19.30      Min natt med Maud / My night at Maud´s av Eric Rohmer, Frankrike 1969
söndag 3 december kl 19.30       En sommarsaga / A summer´s tale av Eric Rohmer, Frankrike 1996, 113 min
tisdag 19 december kl 19.30   Members choice:  Turist/ Force Majeur av Ruben Östlund, Sverige 2014, 120 min

Filmklubben Sandgatan 8
In Filmklubben Sandgatan 8 we bring together young adults and students to watch and discuss movies at Sandgatan 8. We watch movies which can give a background for reflections, movies which are made with human engagement. We are not looking for movies with “a message” but for movies which approach the world with curiosity and with open eyes.
Good movies can deepen life. There you can find what cannot be explained, man´s and the world’s mysteries. The truth of the Gospel, hidden in the ordinary, can also be found.
In the last years we have seen movies by Andrej Tarkovsky, Robert Bresson, Jim Jarmusch, Hirokaso Ozu, Kore-eda , Erick Rohmer, Ingemar Bergman, Ruben Östlund, Bo Widerberg and others. In that way we´ve been visting many places in the world, Japan and Senegal, USA and Iran, Rumania and France, Burkina Faso and Saudi Arabia.  We mix “tougher” and “lighter” movies, Swedish and others – always with English subtitle.

Membership 2017, register at spot: 60 Sek
English subtitles to all films

FILM PROGRAM Autumn 2017

FilmDays : Should I take care of my brother
-three films by Ken Loach and Gabriella Pichler

Register membership in Filmklubben Sandgatan 8:
60 SEK at the spot 15 minutes before films.

torsdag 5 oktober  19.30
Äta, sova, dö/ Eat sleep die
av Gabriella Pichler, 104 min, Sverige 2012

fredag 6 oktober
17.45   Middag/Dinner
– ta med något att dela, please bring something to share 19.30   Introduction by Wiktor Ericsson, director of the film Jordgubbslandet/The strawberry field, a great talk summer 2017.
Kes, falken/Kes av Ken Loach, 111 min  England 1969

söndag 8 oktober kl 19.30
Jag, Daniel Blake/ I, Daniel Blake av Ken Loach, 100 min, England 2016

Fler filmkvällar hösten 2017

tisdag 12 september kl 19.30     Mannen utan minne/The man without a past av Aki Kaurismäki, Finland 2002
torsdag 9 november kl 19.30      Min natt med Maud / My night at Maud´s av Eric Rohmer, Frankrike 1969
söndag 3 december kl 19.30       En sommarsaga / A summer´s tale av Eric Rohmer, Frankrike 1996, 113 min
tisdag 19 december kl 19.30   Members choice:  Turist/ Force Majeur av Ruben Östlund, Sverige 2014, 120 min

Januari 2018: Pauline på stranden/ Pauline at the beach, Eric Rohmer, Frankrike 1983, 94 min

January 2018:  Pauline på stranden/ Pauline at the beach, Eric Rohmer, Frankrike 1983, 94 min

PROGRAM  Spring 2017

A FilmCommando with Simon, Imran, Daniel and br Björn has made a full program for springtime:
Strange future – nature, technology and dystopia
Wed Jan 18th          Kon Tiki 
Sun Feb 5th            The Road by John Hillcoat, USA 2010
Sun March 26th 19.15    Happy people A year in the Taiga by Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov, Germany 2010 Can people living under extreme conditions be happy? Come and join Werner Herzog, wellknown film maker an a trip to far away Siberia, A documentary interpretation with dark winters, -45 degrees, loneliness….and… happiness?
Wed April 26th       2001: A Space Odessey by Stanley Kubrick, USA 1968
Sun May 7th            Members choice: Life is beautiful
Sun June 4th              Stalker by Andrej Tarkovsky, Sovjet Union 1979

FilmDays: To Doubt – three films by Ingemar Bergman and Andrej Zvyaginsky

Thursday March 2nd

19.00 Registration for membership at Filmklubben,2017 60 SEK
19.30 Introduction by Astrid Söderbergh Widding, professor o fCinema Studies,
followed by
Winter Light by Ingemar Bergman, Sweden,1963

Friday March 3rd
18.00 Common dinner
19.30  The seventh seal by  Ingemar Bergman, Sweden,  1957

Sunday March 5th
19.15 The return by Andrej  Zvyaginsky, Russia 2004


Thursday September 23rd 
19.15     American Beauty, by Sam Mendes, USA 1999, 117 min
A famous film on a man who fears growing older, losing the hope of true love and not being respected by those who know him best. Lester Burnham, the hero of “American Beauty,” is played by Kevin Spacey as a man who is unloved by his daughter, ignored by his wife and unnecessary at work. “I’ll be dead in a year,” he tells us in almost the first words of the movie. “In a way, I’m dead already.” The movie is the story of his rebellion.

Friday September 23th
16.15    Revolutionary Road, by  Sam Mendes, USA 2008, 113 min
”Let´s move to Paris and start a new life”, April one day says to her husband, played by Leonardo DiCapro. And they start realizing their project, which opens unexpected feelings, possibilities and reactions. As in his previous film, Sam Mendes does not tell us what to think or how to react to the story, leaving the interpretations to the spectators.

18.45   Dinner – bring something to share

19.45     The Graduate by Mike Nichols, USA 1967, 106 min
Benjamin is young gradute who does not kow what to do in life, just hat he does not want to live like his middle-class professional parents. He is invited in a relationship with the much older Mrs Robinson and from there it will come many complications. The Graduate is a classic with eternal, undated appeal. It´s easy to feel with Benjamin, his woories and lack of self-confidence. The film includes the famous soundtrack by Sinon&Garfunkle, with songs like Sounds of Silence and Mrs Robinson that elegantly mingles with the story.

One or several times each year we gather for a weekend for a retreat lead by a certain theme, e.g. in Rögle, praying, discussing and meditating in silence. One group has also traveled to Gotland for a week in summer sharing life and enjoying collective acitivites.