Films in context with Cinestef by Arthouse Jersey: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Cinestef is proud to present a new collaboration with ArtHouse Jersey to offer movie showings with a difference, compered by Stefan Rousseau.
The concept is to show films which have both a cultural depth and commercial appeal to cult status, and to present/introduce you to them in context, ie giving some information on the director, this particular film and reading perspectives to watch the movie through a different lens.
Once the movie showing is over, the plan is to have a conversation about the film itself compered by Stefan Rousseau, so that we can all enjoy different perspectives and refined appreciation for a movie we all know well or just discovered.
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, The Fantastic Mr Fox, The French Dispatch), 2014 – USA – 100mins : Ralph Fiennes delivers an incredible performance and his first proper comedic one in the movie that is the biggest commercial success of Wes Anderson but also one of his most complex. His movies work in layers and thus can be appreciated on very different levels, and The Grand Budapest Hotel is not just an outrageously funny and quirky comedy but also deals with the deeper notion of lost time using for this Stefan Szweig’s works on faded Europe as well as (amongst others) the context of Mittel Europa that we’ll discuss in the introduction. Anderson’s genius is truly to offer movies that works as a commercial comedy, on the historical context, but also on a musical and technical side. His peculiar and impeccable knowledge of cinema history and technique, as well as passion for design are truly staggering and add an incredible amount of appeal to his movies and all particularly this one.
For those film buffs attending, there will be an opportunity to dig deeper into the films semantics with a post showing discussion held in our studio.
Cinestef appears on two nights, on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August with an arrival time of 8pm for kick off at 8.15pm. Disability access and toilets on-site.
Tickets priced £10 with an option to pay less for those who aren’t able to stretch to the full ticket cost.
Please also BYOB and popcorn if you wish.