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Cinema Club: The Zone of Interest; Finbury Park PictureHouse Tues 5 Mar; 3pm

Cinema Club for the over 60s

The next offering is the film The Zone of Interest at the Finsbury Park PictureHouse at 3pm on Tuesday 5 March. The cost is £7.30. If you’re coming for the first time, you’ll have to join the PictureHouse’s Silver Screen programme but it’s free and painless to sign up. This film is 1 hour and 45 mins so it should finish by 5pm. There are a lot of trailers. We can then to into the Members Lounge to have a chat.

Just so you know, that film is in German but with English subtitles.

Here is the synopsis:
The year is 1943. Rudolf Höss and his wife Hedwig strive to build a dream life for their family: their idyllic home, complete with a thriving garden, is separated only by a wall from the horrors of Auschwitz, where Rudolf, a commandant, oversees the Final Solution. As Rudolf's stature in the government grows, his family remains blissfully ignorant of the atrocities going on just outside their front door – and the fact that their patriarch is a key player in one of history's darkest chapters.

Told with masterful restraint by director Jonathan Glazer, aided by powerful performances and an utterly haunting soundscape from his Under The Skin collaborator Mica Levi, The Zone of Interest transforms Martin Amis's novel into a chilling and unforgettable treatise on complicity.

It won the BAFTA for Best British Film and Film Not in the English Language.
It’s also nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture.

Here’s the trailer

I hope to see you there.

James Cowling
Chair, Haringey over 50s Forum

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