12 Nov 1997 Director: Jan Sverak Czech Republic 1996 110 min Winner of the Oscar for best ‘Foreign Language Film’. Set in Prague in 1988, Louka is a cellist out of favour with the Russian authorities who must scrape a living playing at funerals and repairing gravestones. He agrees to a marriage of convenience to… Continue reading Kolya

Flirting With Disaster

10 Dec 1997 Director: David O. Russell USA 1996 92 min Mel Coplin decides to go off in search of his natural parents triggered by the arrival of his first born child. He enlists the aid of Tina from the adoption agency, who wishes to come along for research purposes. The trio of Ben, his… Continue reading Flirting With Disaster

The English Patient

07 Jan 1998 Director: Anthony Minghella USA 1996 162 min Winner of nine Oscars. A powerful and gripping love story based on Michael Ondaatje’s novel. A Canadian nurse (Juliette Binoche) nurses a man badly burned in a plane crash. Alone with him in an abandoned Italian monastery during World War Two, she slowly learns his… Continue reading The English Patient

Circle Of Friends

18 Mar 1996 Director: Pat O’Connor Ireland, USA 1996 96 min A poignant and heart-warming drama set in the. 1950’s about a spirited young woman (Minnie Driver) who goes off to Dublin University and falls madly in love with a fellow student (Chris O’Donnell). It examines the view of the director, Pat O’Connor (who also… Continue reading Circle Of Friends