ON Monday, January 23 at the Playhouse Cinema, Louth Film Club will be showing Katalin Varga, an atmospheric revenge drama.
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the film was directed by British filmmaker Peter Strickland and beautifully photographed in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains.
Katalin Varga is set in the present day but barring the odd mobile phone the story and the landscape are timeless. Hilda Péter gives a powerful performance as a young woman who sets out, accompanied by her son, to find and punish the two men who have abused her.
The film, in Romanian and Hungarian, with subtitles, is Certificate 15. The show starts at 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome at Louth Film Club’s screenings, paying the normal Playhouse ticket prices, currently £5.90 or £4.70 concessions; members pay just £3.50.
Katalin Varga is the last film in Louth Film Club’s current season.The club’s colourful new, free programme, for February 2012 to January 2013, is available from Off The Beaten Tracks record shop at 36 Aswell Street, where you can also join the club. Tel: 01507 607677 (closed on Thursdays).
Programmes and membership forms can also be picked up at the cinema and if you arrive in good time before Monday’s film, or any club film night (on alternate Mondays), you can sign up for membership and take immediate advantage of the cheaper tickets.