Festivals, — January 2, 2012 14:52 — 0 Comments
2012 Newry Film Club
Our next film of Newry Film Club is on Wednesday night 4th January at 7.30pm.
There will be no short film screened before the main film on Wednesday night.
We’re showing the French film ‘Of Gods and Men’ (2010) directed by Xavier Beauvois, starring Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale.
The film is about eight French Christian monks who live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay… come what may. This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996. The film is both a moving parable of faith and an all too real episode drawn from recent history.
The film premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Grand Prix, the festival’s second most prestigious award. It became a critical and commercial success in its domestic market, and won both the Lumi