First up is Death in Venice (1973). An intense and moving portrayal of tortured composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Mahler). Set in the early twentieth century, he is a frail middle-aged man in ill health who travels to Venice to seek rest after a period of artistic and personal stress. He is fascinated by the concept of beauty, and becomes obsessed by a beautiful Polish teenage boy staying in his hotel. Starring Dirk Bogarde.
After our meal we return to Venice for Don’t Look Now (1973), a psychological thriller based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier. A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is a psychic and brings a warning from ‘beyond’. Starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, it is one of those films once seen, never forgotten
The films are free to Tideswell Cinema members, and £5 (for both) to non-members. The meal costs £10, and all payment will be taken on the day. However it is important to book and to choose your menu in advance as places are limited and food has to be pre-ordered.
Main course choice (reflecting our Italian theme, mostly!):
Homemade Bolognese (beef and bacon), with (GF) fusilli pasta
Lasagne with garlic bread or chips, and side salad
Pesto Pasta (V,GF) in creamy sauce with courgettes and peppers, garlic bread or chips
Goujons of Cod, chips, peas and tartare sauce
Chicken and roast woodland mushroom pie with vegetables, mash or chips
Sponge pudding with strawberry jam, and custard
Brandy snap basket with ice cream
Please book your places and food choice by email – firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by phoning Margaret on 01298 871681.