Cinema Group Announcement


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)