Penwith Film Society

Welcome to Penwith Film Society, showing the best new and classic cinema from around the world to audiences in West Cornwall.

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2017 season!

We’re continuing the idea of having a theme to enable us to explore films contextually, both classics and recent releases. This season we look at the vicissitudes and joys of love, complicated, broken, courageous, beautiful. Love is examined not just in how individuals react and become different with each other but, in many of these films, how the erotic and amorous soul is shaped by societal expectations and pressures. 

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BELLE DE JOUR

Catherine Deneuve stars as the wealthy, porcelain perfect newlywed Severine, whose desires her husband is unwilling to satisfy. Seeking gratification elsewhere Severine is kidnapped, tied to a tree, and whipped. Although it seems this may have been a fantasy, Severine’s subsequent visits to a brothel, where she offers her services, become a full realisation of her suppressed desires and her need to both control and be controlled. Provocative and outrageous, Belle de Jour remains one of Buñuel’s most acutely observed critiques of the bourgeoisie in what was a career-long preoccupation with the collision between depravity and elegance.

Belle de Jour has the almost daunting, fragile flawlessness of the perfect crystal - a staggering, commanding piece of film-making.” Penelope Houston, The Spectator, November 1967.

  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    18:00
    • Newlyn Filmhouse
MIDWIFE
Martin Provost
  • 18 Sep
    18:20

MIDWIFE
BELLE DE JOUR
Luis Buñuel
  • 25 Sep
    18:00

BELLE DE JOUR
SONG TO SONG
Terrence Malick
  • 02 Oct

SONG TO SONG
THE GRADUATE
Mike Nichols
  • 09 Oct

THE GRADUATE
RED DESERT
Michelangelo Antonioni
  • 16 Oct

RED DESERT
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
Francis Lee
  • 23 Oct

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
A GHOST STORY
David Lowery
  • 30 Oct

A GHOST STORY
LA STRADA
Federico Fellini
  • 06 Nov

LA STRADA
THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
Albert Serra
  • 13 Nov

THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
JULES ET JIM
François Truffaut
  • 20 Nov

JULES ET JIM
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Yorgos Lanthimos
  • 27 Nov

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
VIVRE SA VIE
Jean-Luc Godard
  • 04 Dec

VIVRE SA VIE
DINA (TBC)
Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
  • 11 Dec

DINA
BRIEF ENCOUNTER
David Lean
  • 18 Dec

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

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