Our monthly guide to film screenings in and around Stroud...
Thurs 11th Stroud Film Society: Le Concert Moscow and Paris the 1980's Andrei Filipov. (Alexei Guskov) a former world famous conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra in Moscow was demoted in the communist era for employing Jews. 25 years later, he is the hall's caretaker.Discovering a Fax from Paris asking the Bolshoi to step in when an orchestra cancels, he decides to take over, getting his former musicians together.This fine comedy is based upon a true story, has excellent music and gained 6 Cesar Awards, a Golden Globe award for best Foreign Film, and many others. 7:30pm £6guest ticket/£40 season membership
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Fri 5th Nailsworth Film Club: The Salesman A domestic drama in which an Iranian couple are forced to leave their apartment, which is on the verge of collapse, and move into another, whose former tenant had been a prostitute. This leads to a sexual attack on the wife, which dramatically changes their lives and their relationship. Winner of the 2017 Oscar for best foreign language film.7:30pm £6guest ticket/Season Membership: £27.50 single adult/£49.50 couple
Sun 21st Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…Times TBA
Sat 27th Met Opera: Tosca Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Željko Lučić and Michael Volle as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Emmanuel Villaume and Bertrand de Billy share conducting duties. 5:45pm