New Season Of Cinema At Nerve Centre Lights Up Long Nights Ahead

Published on : Saturday, September 13, 2014

THE-GRAND-BUDAPEST-HOTEL-5-1-200x152As the days get shorter the temptation to spend evenings curled up on the sofa may grow harder to resist, but Foyle Film Festival’s Autumn/Winter programme at Nerve Centre is here to light up the long dark nights ahead with a vibrant season of cinema from September 22 to December 19.

Every shade of the human experience flickers to life on the big screen over the coming months, from the enigma of masked musician Frank Longbottom (Frank) and an absorbing depiction of alien abduction (Under the Skin) to an outsider’s thirst for revenge (Blue Ruin) and an artful exercise in psychological submission (Venus in Fur).

Laughs aren’t in short supply either as Woody Allen discovers a side-splitting chemistry opposite John Turturro in Fading Gigolo and hallowed director Wes Anderson applies his trademark visual flair to the all-star comedy caper The Grand Budapest Hotel.

A host of offerings from the past year that have already achieved contemporary classic status also feature, including career-best performances from Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary as well as Tracks, the gorgeously shot story of a young woman’s journey across the Australian outback with four camels and her devoted black Labrador, Diggity.

Elsewhere Jesse Eisenberg takes on a pair of compelling roles in Richard Ayoade’s thrillingly ambitious doppelganger drama The Double while the late James Gandolfini, known to most as Tony Soprano, shines bright in one of his final on screen roles alongside Julia Louis Dreyfus in Enough Said.

Several of the most influential horrors ever made form the week leading to Halloween, from the once lost cult favourite Wake in Fright, famously described by Nick Cave as the ‘most terrifying film about Australia in existence’, to both installments of the haunted house franchise Insidious, there’ll be scares for all to get into the spirit of the season.



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