Campus Cinema Preview - Week Three

York Student Cinema (PX/001)

We Need to Talk About Kevin - Thursday 7.30pm

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Lynne Ramsay's feature about a mother's uneasy relationship with her disturbed son Kevin is a must see. Voted by many critics as one of the top ten films of 2011 (as well as making No. 2 on the Yorker's list), We Need to Talk About Kevin is an astonishing mixture of colour, unsettling images and a persistent sense of dread. It's inventive structure jumps back and forth in time, leaving us to speculate what terrible thing has happened to leave Eva (played superbly by Tilda Swanson) in such a distraught state. If you missed it first time round, make sure to see it this Thursday!

The Rum Diary - Friday 7.30

Fans of Hunter S. Thomson and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas have another adaptation of the novelist's work to enjoy. Fans of Johnny Depp will also be pleased to here that the actor stars as journalist Paul Kemp, who ditches his job in New York to start a new life in Puerto Rico. It promises plenty of colour and humour, and makes for an interesting critique on the demise of the American Dream.

World Cinema (V/045)

Dead Snow - Monday 8.00

What could possibly be scarier than zombies? Dead Snow offers us Nazi Zombies, a battalion of frozen soldiers with unfinished business. As you'd expect, Dead Snow is a silly,tongue-in cheek horror, full of outrageous gore and laughs in equal measure. All B-movie horror fans are in for a treat!

Breathless - Friday 8.00

Over the years Breathless has been credited for reshaping the future of cinema, with its disregard for narrative conventions and visual jump cuts said to have heavily influenced directors Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, among many others. Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard helped bring the French New Wave international acclaim with this picture, and, bursting with aimless energy, redefined for many what cinema could be. The plot follows Michel as he wanders aimlessly around Paris casually stealing cars and persistently announcing his love for his American girlfriend Patricia, all the while being on the run from the law. Probably the most French thing ever made.

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