*****Art Cinema @ The Sayle – January Listings******
8th January – Gesualdo: Death of 5 voices (1995)
Dir: Werner Herzog
The film explores the music of Carlo Gesualdo and the legends surrounding Gesualdo’s personality, his cursed castle, and his murder of his wife and her lover. Between narration and interviews, several of Gesualdo’s madrigals are performed.
15th January – The Colour of Pomegranates (1969)
Dir: Sergei Parajanov
The Color of Pomegranates is a biography of the Armenian ashug Sayat-Nova (King of Song) that attempts to reveal the poet’s life visually and poetically rather than literally. The film is presented in a form of static tableaux and depicts the poet’s coming of age, discovery of the female form, falling in love, entering a monastery and dying, all framed through both Sergei Parajanov’s imagination and Sayat Nova’s poems.
22nd January – Fantastic Mr. Fox. (2009)
Dir: Wes Anderson
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation. Based on the book by Roald Dahl.
29th January – Jodorowsky’s Doon (2013) POSTPONED TO FRIDAY 5th FEB
Dir: Frank Pavich
The film explores cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unsuccessful attempt to adapt and film Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel Dune in the mid-1970s.