Feuding brothers, chilly vistas and sickly sheep provide the perfect premise for this darkly comedic Icelandic saga as the next film for Occasional Cinema at Caban.
Grimur Hakonarson Iceland 2015 93 mins 15
In a secluded Icelandic valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi are warring neighbours, competing with each other for the best ram prize that has become a symbol of their family feud. But when the spectre of the fatal scrapie disease threatens their remote farms, both brothers are faced with the prospect of a cull. Can these long-term enemies find common purpose when their ancestral stock and way of life are threatened?
‘Switching from dour humour to humanist drama without seeming contrived, this is a masterclass in combining character and landscape that is played with deceptive poignancy by the excellent leads.’ Empire
Winner of 29 Film Awards and a further 8 Nominations
Sausage Casserole with Potatoes Dauphinoise
Squash & Chickpea Casserole with Potatoes Dauphinoise
Home made Rice Pudding with Rhubarb Compote
Phone Caban 01286 685500 to book
(Bookings with at least 24hrs notice please) and a reminder that meals are available from 5:45 with last orders at 6:45 to allow staff to clear away for the film to start at 7:30
Two days later, on the 10 February, Caban will be the venue for an illustrated talk by Olly Sanders on "A Sea Kayak Guide to the Lofoten Islands" to launch his book of the same title written with his Norwegian colleague, Jann Engstadd. The photographs are stunning and if you have been to these talks before you will know that Olly is a very entertaining speaker. Door and bar opens at 6:30 and the talk at 7:30. FREE ENTRY
Contact venues/organisers directly for further details - not Occasional Cinema.
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Occasional Cinema is a film society run by volunteers. Films are normally shown at the Caban, Brynrefail on the second Wednesday of the month and at the Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor on the fourth Wednesday and unless stated otherwise start sometime after 7.30pm.
You must become a member to attend a screening. Membership is available on the door on film nights for a cost of £5 per lifetime: the first film is free, after this film entrance is £3.00.
Food is usually available from 5;45pm and a sophisticated clientele enjoy the wholesome food, reasonable price (around £11.00 for two courses) and excellent atmosphere. Reservations for a meal are recommended and often essential (several recent films have been fully booked) - Caban 01286 685500, Blue Sky 01248 355444. You can't book for the film only, which is on a first come first served basis.
Details of films are available on the website www.occasionalcinema.org and we send out regular electronic mailings - please provide an up-to-date email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.