April 2023

Chris has proposed three films (see below) for us to watch this month. Please nominate the film of your choice by posting a comment below on this page. Nominations close on 15th April.

As an optional extra we can meet for an after-film discussion the following afternoon at 15:00 at Hades in Agios Nikolaos.

Catherine Called Birdy

The year? 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever and adventurous – and ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the most vile suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter.

Young Frankenstein

A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind…

The Straight Story

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) learns one day that his distant brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver’s license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

21 thoughts on “April 2023

  1. George and I will be coming.
    George votes for ‘Catherine called Birdy’
    I vote for ‘The Straight Story’

  2. George and I will come and I vote for ‘the straight story’ and George votes for ‘Catherine called Birdy’

    • Not necessarily – I can see Straight Story coming up on the rails, and it’s only half a length behind!

  3. If it is possible we would like to bring two friends who will be staying with us on the 29 April. I will wait to hear if this is OK.

    • Andrea also wrote as follows:

      “Hi Carol,
      We have 2 friends from the UK over for a month Francoise and David. Would it be possible to bring them along too?
      Best regards

      • Let’s see how many “regular” members are coming and then we can work out if there would be space!

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