So British! Festival International du Film d'Histoire: Pessac 20th - 27th November


28th Festival International du Film d’Histoire

The event website is here

Details of the full program are here

The daily program and times are here

The Sud Ouest newspaper published a very comprehensive supplement on the event here  (To view the complete supplement, scroll down and also scroll left and right)


Prices and Payment

All the meetings and the history debates are free and can be attended by everyone.

Passports

For each passport bought, a free catalog is given.

    • Passport for 20 films (not person specific) : 20 x 2,80 € = 56 €

Per Film

      • Adult : 6,50 €
      • Students and under 18 years : 4,50 €
      • ‘5 film card’ (not person specific) : 5 films x 4,80€ = 24 €
      • School Pupils: 3 €

Payment by credit card is accepted.

It is also possible to automatically buy the tickets per unit at the entry of the theatre

It is highly advised to buy the tickets in advance from the box office and to arrive at least 15 minutes before the time of the session


The English/British Films

The website does not state if these films are showing as VO. (English dialogue with subtitles) or dubbed in french. This has been queried with the organisers who responded that ‘the vast majority of the english films are shown in VO with french subtitles’

Organisers contact details are:

Aigle des mers de Michael Curtiz (1940) – 1h48
Alerte aux Indes de Zoltan Korda (1938) – 1h44
Anne des mille jours de Charles Jarrott (1970) – 2h26
Another country : Histoire d’une trahison de Marek Kanievska (1984) – 1h30
Au nom du père de Jim Sheridan (1993) – 2h07
Les Aventures de Robin des Bois de Michael Curtiz (1938) – 1h45
Barry Lyndon de Stanley Kubrick (1975) – 3h07
Bloody Sunday de Paul Greengrass (2001) – 1h47
Braveheart de Mel Gibson (1995) – 2h45
Capitaine Blood de Michael Curtiz (1935) – 1h59
Capitaine sans peur de Raoul Walsh (1951) – 1h45
Ceux qui servent en mer de Noël Coward et David Lean (1942) – 1h58
Chagos ou la mémoire des îles de Michel Daëron (2011) – 1h30
Churchill, un géant dans le siècle de David Korn-Brzoza (2013) – 1h31
La Colline des hommes perdus de Sidney Lumet (1965) – 2h03
Comment j’ai gagné la guerre de Richard Lester (1967) – 1h50
Comrades de Bill Douglas (1987) – 3h02
Cromwell de Ken Hugues (1969) – 2h15
La Dame de fer de Phyllida Lloyd (2011) – 1h44
La Dame de Windsor de John Madden (1997) – 1h43
Le Discours d’un roi de Tom Hooper (2010) – 1h58
L’Esprit de 45 de Ken Loach (2013) – 1h34
L’Exilé de Max Ophuls (1947) – 1h30
Falstaff d’Orson Welles (1965) – 1h55
La Folie du Roi George de Nicholas Hytner (1995) – 1h45
Les Griffes du lion de Richard Attenborough (1972) – 2h37
Henry V de Kenneth Branagh (1990) – 2h18
Henry V de Laurence Olivier (1944) – 2h15
Un Homme pour l’éternité de Fred Zinnemann (1966) – 2h
Ipcress, danger immédiat de Sidney J. Furie (1965) – 1h49
James Bond 007 contre Dr No de Terence Young (1962) – 1h51
Khartoum de Basil Dearden (1966) – 2h14
Lady Hamilton d’Alexander Korda (1941) – 2h05
Leo the Last de John Boorman (1970) – 1h44
Le Lion en hiver d’Anthony Harvey (1969) – 2h15
Mais qui a tué Maggie ? les derniers jours de Margaret Thatcher de William Karel (2009) – 1h22
Marie Stuart de Charles Jarrott (1971)  – 2h08
Master and Commander, de l’autre côté du monde de Peter Weir (2003) – 2h14
Meurtre dans un jardin anglais de Peter Greenaway (1983) – 1h50
Of Time and the City de Terence Davies (2008) – 1h14
Oliver Twist de David Lean (1948 – 1h56)
Passeport pour Pimlico d’Henry Cornelius (1949) – 1h24
Le Pont de la rivière Kwaï de David Lean (1957) – 2h41
Un Pont trop loin de Richard Attenborough (1977) – 2h55
Le Prix d’un homme de Lindsay Anderson (1963) – 2h02
Raining stones de Ken Loach (1993) – 1h30
Les Révoltés du Bounty de Frank Lloyd (1935) – 2h12
Les Révoltés du Bounty de Lewis Milestone et Carol Reed (1962) – 2h58
Robin des Bois d’Allan Dwan (1922) – 2h07
La Route des Indes de David Lean (1984) – 2h45
Samedi soir et dimanche matin de Karel Reisz (1960) – 1h29
Scum d’Alan Clarke (1979) – 1h38
Secret défense de Ken Loach (1990) – 1h47
Les Suffragettes de Sarah Gavron (2015) – 1h46
The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones – it’s not only rock’n’roll de Christiane Ratiney et Michaël Prazan (2015) – 0h52
The Navigators de Ken Loach (2001) – 1h36
The Queen de Stephen Frears (2008) – 1h39
Trainspotting de Danny Boyle (1996) – 1h33
Les Trois lanciers du Bengale d’Henry Hathaway (1935) – 1h50
Les Turbans rouges de Ken Annakin (1967) – 1h55
Le Vent se lève de Ken Loach (2006) – 2h04
Vera Drake de Mike Leigh (2004) – 2h05
Les Vestiges du jour de James Ivory (1993) – 2h14
La Vie privée d’Elisabeth d’Angleterre de Michael Curtiz (1939)  – 1h46
La Vie privée d’Henry VIII d’Alexander Korda (1933)  – 1h36
Les Virtuoses de Mark Herman (1997) – 1h47
Winstanley de Kevin Bronlow et Andrew Mollo (1975) – 1h35


January Cinema Visit on Thursday 19th


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On the third Thursday of each month we have an evening visit to the cinema to see a film in Version Original (English with French subtitles).

Afterwards we go to a bar and chat (sometimes about the film!).  The March evening cinema visit will be on Thursday 17th March.

Shortly before the 19th, those on the mailing list will be informed of the film title, which cinema and at what time.


If you have not already enrolled on the mailing list for the Cinema Group then please register your details and preferences on-line or contact Deirdre direct.


Cinema Locations
  • Utopia Cinema
    • 5, place Camille Julian, 33000 BORDEAUX
    • Please click here for a map
  • UGC Ciné Cité
    • 13-15 rue Georges Bonnac, 33000 BORDEAUX
    • Please click here for a map

Cinema Group – Thursday 17th March


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On the third Thursday of each month we have an evening visit to the cinema to see a film in Version Original (English with French subtitles).

Afterwards we go to a bar and chat (sometimes about the film!).  The March evening cinema visit will be on Thursday 17th March.

Shortly before the 17th, those on the mailing list will be informed of the film title, which cinema and at what time.


If you have not already enrolled on the mailing list for the Cinema Group then please register your details and preferences on-line or contact Deirdre direct.


Cinema Locations
  • Utopia Cinema
    • 5, place Camille Julian, 33000 BORDEAUX
    • Please click here for a map
  • UGC Ciné Cité
    • 13-15 rue Georges Bonnac, 33000 BORDEAUX
    • Please click here for a map

Cinema Group Announcement


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New Cinema Group

Commencing in January 2016, Deirdre is organising a monthly visit to the cinema to see a current film.  The selected film will usually be in VO (Version Originale has English dialogue with french subtitles).  We will go to an evening session to give the best flexibility for everyone, particularly those who are busy during the day.

The first cinema visit will be Thursday January 21st and thereafter on the third Thursday of each month.   If you are interested in joining in, please register your interest using the online form.

A week before the cinema visit, Deirdre will make contact with you to let you know what time, which film and which cinema we will be meeting at. After each film, if there is time and interest, we could go for a drink and discuss the film, chat etc.

Full details are here


Cinema Locations
  • Utopia Cinema
    • 5, place Camille Julian, 33000 BORDEAUX
    • Please click here for a map
  • UGC Ciné Cité
    • 13-15 rue Georges Bonnac, 33000 BORDEAUX
    • Please click here for a map

Our Cinema related blogs ….

……. are here


Cinema - 'Queen and Country'

queen-and-country-posterThe film was ‘Queen and Country’ (in English). It is the hilarious follow-up to John Boorman’s ‘Hope and Glory’ (1987 nominated for 5 Academy Awards) and picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill begins his National Service with basic army training in the early 1950s.

Bill and his trouble-making army mate engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22 worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley (David Thewlis).  Richard E. Grant is their superior, the infinitely put-upon, aptly named Major Cross.  A superb cast in a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar Britain during the time of the Korean War.

The problem with meeting up early and enjoying a drink is that it requires attention to make sure we were all in the Salle before the film started! For those who have not seen the ‘Queen and Country’, it is a comedy but with many messages about life. For those who have not visited the Utopia before, it is an old church with the side chapels converted into cinema auditoriums and well worth a visit. We have a regular cinema visit every month. Lookout for the March selection! Report by Ian (also Organiser)