Our Last Film Of The Season: You Were Never Really Here

Dydd Mercher, 20 Mehefin 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

BWCIO TOCYNNAU - Pontardawe Arts Centre

2017, DU/UDA, 89 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Lynne Ramsey

Mae Joaquin Phoenix yn chwarae rhan cyn-filwyr wedi’i drawmateiddio. Nid oes ofn trais arno yn ei waith o ddarganfodd merched sydd ar goll. Tra’n colli rheolaeth yn ei waith, mae hunllefau Joe yn ei oddiweddyd wrth iddo ddadorchuddio cynllwyn a all arwain naill ai at ei daith i farwolaeth neu ei ddeffroad.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – You Were Never Really Here
Rotten Tomatoes – You Were Never Really Here

Our Next Film: Loveless (Nelyubov)

Dydd Mawrth, 5 Mehefin 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Rwsia/Ffrainc, 127 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Andrei Zvyagntsev

Mae’n rhaid i bâr sy’n ysgaru gyd-weithio i chwilio am eu mab, a ddiflanodd yn ystod un o’u dadleuon chwerw.
Drama gyffrous, iasol o ddwyster hypnotig dirgel gan gyfarwyddwr Leviathan.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – Loveless
Rotten Tomatoes – Loveless

Our Next Film: Lady Bird

Dydd Mercher, 23 Mai 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, UDA, 93 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Greta Gerwig

Mae nyrs o California yn cynnal cysylltiad treiddgar gyda’i merch yn eu harddegau: merch gariadus, ddiysgog a chyndn ei barn – yn union fel ei mam. Ffilm sy’n llawn tynerwch a ffraethineb.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – Lady Bird
Rotten Tomatoes – Lady Bird

Our Next Film: In Between (Bar Bahar)

Dydd Mawrth, 8 Mai 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2016, Israel / Ffrainc, 103 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Maysaloun Hamoud

Mae tair wraig o Balesteina yn ceisio cadw cydbwysedd rhwng eu bywyd modern a’u ffydd a’u traddodiadau, tra’n byw yng nghanol Tel Aviv. Dyma ddull ysgafn ond ychydig yn wahanol o ddramateiddio themâu cymhleth, amserol. Cyfoethogir y ffilm ymhellach trwy’r sinematograffi ardderchog a’r perffomiadau pwerus.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – In Between
Rotten Tomatoes – In Between

 

Audience Reaction: The Nile Hilton Incident

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

The Nile Hilton Incident was very well received scoring

  • 19 Excellent
  • 10 Very Good
  • 2 Good

With an overall scoring of 88.7%

SYLWADAU:

  • Real portrayal of corruption
  • Superb.  Great thriller but also a fascinating social document.  The best film of the season
  • Such a bleak portrayal of a man trapped in a corrupt system.  Compelling thriller
  • Good thriller.  Interesting politics
  • Very compelling.  Kept one gripped to the end
  • Corruption with a capital ‘C’ – very believable characters living in moral mayhem – moody music provided good support

Our Next Film: The Nile Hilton Incident

Dydd Mercher, 25 Ebrill 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Sweden/Denmarc/Yr Almaen, 106 munud, (NR) subtitled
Cyfarwyddwr – Tarik Saleh

Wedi’i osod yn erbyn cefndir y Chwyldro Aifft, mae’r ffilm gyffrous hon yn dilyn swyddog o’r heddlu sy’n ymchwilio i lofruddiaeth fenyw. Mae’r hyn sy’n ymddangos yw marwolaeth putain yn troi’n achos mwy cymhleth sy’n cynnwys elitaidd uchaf yr Aifft.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – The Nile Hilton Incident
Rotten Tomatoes – The Nile Hilton Incident

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

The Nile Hilton Incident was very well received scoring

  • 19 Excellent
  • 10 Very Good
  • 2 Good

With an overall scoring of 88.7%

SYLWADAU:

  • Real portrayal of corruption
  • Superb.  Great thriller but also a fascinating social document.  The best film of the season
  • Such a bleak portrayal of a man trapped in a corrupt system.  Compelling thriller
  • Good thriller.  Interesting politics
  • Very compelling.  Kept one gripped to the end
  • Corruption with a capital ‘C’ – very believable characters living in moral mayhem – moody music provided good support

Audience Reaction: A Fantastic Woman

The Pontardawe Film Club audience rated A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica) as follows:

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

  • 13 excellent
  • 11 very good
  • 2 good
  • 2 average
  • 1 poor

Giving an overall rating of 78%

SYLWADAU:

  • Compassionate film about being transgender and prejudice – lovely voice
  • Brilliant, tragic, ugly, sordid, beautiful
  • A passionate and powerful resistance to prejudice
  • Fab film, nice venue, staff welcoming
  • Brilliant performance by Daniela Vega
  • Wonderful film and riveting performance by Daniela Vega. Stunning!
  • Parts moved me unbelievably other parts left me cold
  • An intriguing and moving film not as gripping as I had expected but I enjoyed the upbeat ending
  • A very powerful film  good music and use of lighting
  • Very engaging and sympathetic protagonist – put spotlight on prejudices and raised valuable questions
  • Performance was good, cinematography good , too long! Bored!
  • I wanted more from this film than I feel it ultimately delivered

Audience Reaction: The Shape of Water

The PontardaweFilm Club audice rated The Shape of Water as follows

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

  • Excellent              31
  • Very Good          18
  • Good                     6
  • Average               3
  • Poor                      3

Giving an overall rating of 79%

SYLWADAU:

  • Expensively made twaddle
  • Long and tedious.  Not really see the point…
  • Absolutely beautiful film
  • Interesting that the Russian spy becomes heroic
  • Not as amazing as Pans Labarinth but engaging adult fairy tale and quite beautiful imagery throughout– loved the homage to classic film
  • Beautifully done – took me through many emotions – a strange story but gorgeous despite the gory bits.
  • Really enjoyed it
  • Very well done – a real modern fairytale.
  • The grey selkie all over again.  Fab!
  • Deserving of the Oscar
  • A strange but good film
  • To my great surprise I loved it
  • Marvellous.  A great love story on many levels
  • Very enjoyable!  Very imaginative.  Very dramatic
  • Splash Noir!  Beautiful visual metaphoe and a classic Chekov’s gun
  • Seen and loved all his movies

Audience Reaction: The Florida Project

The Pontardawe Film Club audience reaction to The Florida Project was as follows:

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

The Florida Project failed to hit the mark for film club

  • Excellent              8
  • Very Good          12
  • Good                     8
  • Average               3
  • Poor                      9

Giving an overall rating of 54%

SYLWADAU:

  • Interesting.  Excellent performances from the cast.  Very engaging
  • The divide
  • Very good but very depressing
  • Very well acted
  • In a word – ‘WOW!’
  • Not the ‘We are poor but make our own fun’ film I was expecting
  • Easy to judge the mother for bringing up her child as a friend, but , who knows what background she had that ill-prepared her for motherhood
  • Brilliant film about awful people living in the most awful country in the world
  • Hell of a message and very dull in parts.  Desperate film about desperate situation
  • Engaging from start to the staggering finish – surely destined to be a classic!  More of this please
  • Random story line.  All over the place.  Irrelevant end!
  • Hard to see what the point of this film was – and impossible to tell what they were talking about most of the time.
  • Confusing finale
  • Too long, bored at times, moving at end
  • Awful end

Film Club, Our Next Film: A Fantastic Woman

Dydd Mercher, 11 Ebrill 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Chile/Sbaen, 104 munud, (R) subtitled
Cyfarwyddwr – Sebastian Lelio

Mae Daniela Vega’n chwarae rôl cantores drawsryweddol y mae ei pherthynas â dyn llawer hŷn yn dod i ben sydyn pan fydd e’n dioddef ymlediad marwol. Yn hytrach na chael ei thrin â thosturi, mae hi’n wynebu amheuaeth a dirmyg gan yr awdurdodau a gelyniaeth gan ei deulu. Datguddiad trawiadol o ddewrder a chryfder.

RHAGFLAS:

GWE-DDOLENNI:
IMDb – A Fantastic Woman
Rotten Tomatoes – A Fantastic Woman

YMATEB Y CYNELLEIDFA:

  • 13 excellent
  • 11 very good
  • 2 good
  • 2 average
  • 1 poor

Giving an overall rating of 78%

SYLWADAU:

  • Compassionate film about being transgender and prejudice – lovely voice
  • Brilliant, tragic, ugly, sordid, beautiful
  • A passionate and powerful resistance to prejudice
  • Fab film, nice venue, staff welcoming
  • Brilliant performance by Daniela Vega
  • Wonderful film and riveting performance by Daniela Vega. Stunning!
  • Parts moved me unbelievably other parts left me cold
  • An intriguing and moving film not as gripping as I had expected but I enjoyed the upbeat ending
  • A very powerful film  good music and use of lighting
  • Very engaging and sympathetic protagonist – put spotlight on prejudices and raised valuable questions
  • Performance was good, cinematography good , too long! Bored!
  • I wanted more from this film than I feel it ultimately delivered

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