The following are the films that some of the class members talked about:
Based on fact, the film revolves around a decaying Welsh mining town and the need for locals to have some hope in their lives. They form an alliance to buy a horse (Dream Alliance) and the plot follows the horse’s rise to fame, with the various problems needed to be overcome. It was a very pleasant film and the ending credits are a must – don’t miss them. Overall, the class rated it as 3 out of 5.
“From the Vine”:
A man who was born in Italy experiences an ethical crisis when he is asked to change the focus of a manufacturing company which had previously been focussing on sustainability. He travels back to his hometown in rural Italy. With a few locals he tries to reinvigorate his grandfather’s old vineyard to produce wine. It was a light drama with a touch of romance and a hint of comedy. There were talking leaves and gargoyles which in retrospect could have been a mechanism for the lead character’s internal thoughts and conflicts. It was a feel-good film that most of the class enjoyed and was rated at around 3 out of 5.
With BPACC and other cinemas in regional Victoria again open, the film for our October class will be “Buckley’s Chance”. This is an Australian film set in Western Australia. A year after the loss of his father, Ridley and his mother, Gloria, move to Western Australian to live with Ridley's estranged grandfather Spencer. Ridley ends up lost deep in the outback on a quest to try to get home. A second film for people who are unable to see “Buckley’s Chance” is “The Rose Maker”.