2023 season

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.

Click once on any title in Red to see a trailer for each film, eg Emma. For easier comprehension, WFS, unlike cinemas, shows sub-titles on all films – even those in English.

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.

Baraka (US 1992, 1hr 36, Cert PG) 31 March

A magical film celebrating our wonderful world and the people who live in it. Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Living (UK 2022, 1hr 42, Cert 12a) 28 April

After Love (UK 2020, 1hr 29, Cert 12) 26 May

Just one day after Moslem convert Mary’s husband’s funeral, she discovers he has a secret just across the Channel in Calais.

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.

Emma (UK 2020, 2hr 04, Cert U) 29 December

Post-Christmas feel-good factor with this acclaimed 2020 Jane Austen adaptation starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn as Mr Knightley.