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Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month (unless this coincides with Budget night) at the Two Chairmen, 39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H 9BP, at 7 pm. Nearest tube stations are St James Park (3 mins) and Westminster (8 mins) There is no charge, as the landlady of the Two Chairman kindly allows us to have the room for free, but we would ask that you buy at least one drink.

In something of a new departure for the film club, over 2019 and the first half of 2020 we will be showing the ten one-hour films that make up Dekalog, inspired by the Decalogue or Ten Commandments, as they are more usually known in English. 

The films do not correspond exactly to the commandments, and though each film is independent, most of them share the same setting in Warsaw in the late 1980s, and some of the characters are acquainted with each other. Each short film explores characters facing one or more moral or ethical dilemmas.

As we realise that this is not going to be everyone's cup of tea we are not going to run the whole series en bloc, but alternate them with other films.

Date Film Director Runtime
19 Jun Groundhog Day Harold Ramis, 1993 96 mins
17 Jul Dekalog IV Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1989 60 mins
21 Aug A Separation Asghar Farhadi, 2011 123 mins
18 Sep Dekalog V Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1989 60 mins
16 Oct Michael Collins Neil Jordan, 1996 127 mins
20 Nov Dekalog VI Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1989 60 mins
18 Dec No film club - too close to Xmas    
15 Jan The deep blue sea Terence Davies, 2011 98 mins
19 Feb Dekalog VII Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1989 60 mins
18 Mar Baraka Ron Fricke, 1992 97 mins
15 Apr Dekalog VIII Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1989 60 mins
20 May Together Lorena Mazzetti, 1956 48 mins