This season’s films have been chosen from hundreds of new and recent releases on the basis of those types of films that WFS audiences have most applauded in the past. They include mostly British, plus a couple of European titles, nearly all with a heart-warming touch.
The films are shown at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH, on the last Friday of the month. Come at 7pm to enjoy tea, coffee or wine with friends for a 7.30 start.
The Duke (UK 2020, 1hr 35, Cert 12) 27 January
In 1961, 60-yr-old taxi driver Kempton Bunton steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery. With Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren.
The King’s Choice (Norway 2016, 2hr 13, Cert 12) 24 February
After Hitler invades Norway, its royal family flees into the interior. Now the German envoy offers an ultimatum that only the King can decide.
Chair’s Choice 28 April
Film to be chosen following Oscar announcements.
Barefoot in the Park (USA 1967, 1hr 46, Cert A) Nostalgia Night, 30 June
Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer and the magnificent Mildred Natwick in Neil Simon’s classic comedy about a couple coming to terms with high-rise living in New York
The Courier (UK 2020, 1hr 52, Cert 12A) 28 July
Businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) is asked by a Russian source to try to help end the Cuban Missile Crisis. Who says spies need 007 charisma?
Parallel Mothers (Spain, 2hr 03, Cert 15) 25 August
What do two mothers from very different backgrounds do when they discover their babies were swapped after birth? Guardian no 3 Film of the Year. Stars Penelope Cruz.
Operation Mincemeat (UK 2021, 2hr 08, Cert 12A) 29 September
The true story of the Man Who Never Was, the corpse that fooled the Germans before D-Day, and how the trick was done. Colin Firth with Simon Russell Beale as Churchill.
The Father (UK 2020, 1hr 37, Cert 12A) 27 October
Fantastic Anthony Hopkins as an old man suffering from dementia beginning to doubt his daughter’s devotion (Olivia Coleman). Hopkins was the oldest actor ever to receive a Best Actor Oscar.
Nomadland (Us 2020, 1hr 47, Cert 12A) 24 November
Best film, best actress Oscar for Frances McDormand as a traveller, filmed among real people and so believable that many later refused to believe she was a Hollywood star.