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    Cinema Obscura - Timbuktu (12)
    Venue:  Wiveliscombe Primary School Hall
    18/10/2015 - 7:00PM

    Cinema Obscura's season of 8 films commenced on Sunday 20th September 2015 at the Wiveliscombe Primary School New Hall. North Street Wiveliscombe TA4 2LA

               Sunday 18th September 2015

              Timbuktu  (cert 12)

                      In Arabic & French with English Subtitles

                     Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako


    Oscar nominated, this film is a study of a tragedy of our times, by the director of the much admired Bamako previously shown by Cinema Obscura.

    The ancient city of Timbuktu has been occupied by fundamentalists, here portrayed as immature young men intent on imposing apparently random restraints on the lives of the residents.  However, when they try to impose Islamic  law they find the local people are already more “Islamic” in approach to their faith and justice.

    “Sissako’s film revels in the joy of people, of music and of film, making Timbuktu is a formidable statement of resistance in itself.”    Jonathan Romney, The Guardian

    We will also during our season be showing a series of short films made by Somerset film makers - courtesy of Independent film makers and Somerset Film

    Doors open 7pm   film starts 7.30pm
    Membership £30 ( Couples £50)
    Guest Membership £5

    Wiveliscombe Primary School Hall, North Street ,
    Wiveliscombe TA4 2LA

    Other films in our 2015-16 Season
    20th September The Fairy (La Fee)  cert PG   Dir: Abel, Gordon & Romy
    15th November  Theeb   cert 15   Dir: Naji Abu Nowar
    13th December  Confidences Trop Intemes  (Intimate Strangers) 
    Cert 15 Dir: Patrice Leconte
    17 January 2016 cert PG Like Father Like Son
    Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda   
    21 February 2016 Still Life cert 12 Dir: Uberto Pasolini    
    20 March 2016 Charlie’s Country cert 15 Dir: Rolf de Heer 
    Sunday 17 April 2016 Difret  cert 12 Dir: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari 

    Come early and enjoy a hot drink and cake and meet your friends before the films commence


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