Penwith Film Society

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

For the first time, as well as current releases, we are screening mini-season of masterpieces of European cinema. These classic films have been chosen for their individual brilliance, but they also share thematic resonances: the relationship between personal and social identity; different forms of belonging; the chaos of social and individual madness and resultant games of power. They also show a rich diversity of form and feeling: terrifying, tender, sexy, hilarious, poignant. 

Next up...

SON OF JOSEPH

 

From director Eugène Green (The Portuguese Nun and La Sapienza), comes yet another bizarre and profoundly moving picture exploring the fault lines and connections that exist within families. Parisian teenager Vincent (Victor Ezenfis) discovers that his mother was impregnated and abandoned by man-about-town publisher Oscar Pormenor (Mathieu Amalric). Vincent’s subsequent obsession with Oscar leads him to befriend Joseph, Oscar’s similarly angry brother, as well as many others. Hilarious, profound and unique.  

  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    17:50
    • Newlyn Filmhouse

Films marked * are also showing in Newlyn Filmhouse's main programme.

SON OF JOSEPH
Eugène Green
  • 24 Jan
    17:50

SON OF JOSEPH
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA*
Kenneth Lonergan
  • 31 Jan

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
PASSPORT TO PIMLICO
Henry Cornelius
  • 07 Feb

PASSPORT TO PIMLICO
TONI ERDMANN *
Maren Ade
  • 14 Feb

TONI ERDMANN
THREE COLOURS: BLUE
Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • 20 Feb

THREE COLOURS: BLUE
L’ECLISSE
Michelangelo Antonioni
  • 27 Feb

L’ECLISSE
TRAFIC
Jacques Tati
  • 07 Mar

TRAFIC
PERSONA
Ingmar Bergman
  • 14 Mar

PERSONA
EL SUR
Victor Erice
  • 20 Mar

EL SUR
AGUIRRE, WRATH OF GOD
Werner Herzog
  • 28 Mar

AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD
GRADUATION
Cristian Mungiu
  • 04 Apr

GRADUATION
BOY AND THE WORLD
Alê Abreu
  • 10 Apr

BOY AND THE WORLD

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