Two Days, One Night, South Holland Centre, Spalding.
Film fans in South Holland tired of teen flicks, blow-em-up blockbusters and costume dramas can find an oasis at Spalding’s Monday Movie Club.
The twice-monthly showcase at South Holland Centre is a chance for people to see films normally reserved for university campuses, arthouse cinemas and other minority venues.
Regularly hosted by Karl Gernert, co-director of Act II Theatre Company, the club has been running for more at least seven years and one of its highlights is a regular Secret Cinema showing of a “mystery film” in the centre’s downstairs studio.
Monday’s film was thought-provoking Belgian drama Two Days, On Night, directed by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
French Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) starred as mum-of-two Sandra who has to beg her work colleagues to give up a £1.000 Euro bonus so she can keep her job, despite battling depression.
The audience were provided with an information sheet about the film which Karl called a “focus on gritty, urban decay.”
The club’s next screening is Boyhood, also at South Holland Centre, on Monday October 27 at 7.30pm.
Review by Winston Brown