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Chiltern Film Society - May 2019

Those Darling Buds of May!

Our 50th Season comes to a close with, as usual, a mixed bag of films - responses have varied from thumbs up to blowing raspberries. Our favourite three films of the Season were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

and The Divine Order and A Fantastic Woman - the less said about The Firemen’s Ball and Western the better!

We’re sitting down now with a long list of suggestions in order to create the next Season. It’s an arduous job, fraught with frustration at times, as there are a myriad of issues to contend with. Finally, though, a programme of 15 films will be arrived at within the next few weeks which, hopefully, will be on a par with the three mentioned above. We’ll let you know as soon as we can...

What is interesting, though, is purely by coincidence - or is it? - that our three most popular films of the Season feature stories from a woman’s perspective.

Three Billboards won Oscars for lead actress and supporting actor. A story about a mother’s courage and determination in the face of hostility as she tries to find to daughter’s killer.

A death of her boyfriend sparks the plot of A Fantastic Woman, the superb transgender drama from Chile.

Whereas The Divine Order is a Swiss film about women simply wanting the vote in 1971. Funny and annoying in equal measure.

Three films that, if you haven’t seen them, certainly come highly recommended!

For more information about the Chiltern Film Society check out our website, call us on 07754 058859 or

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Paul Vates, Chairman, CFS

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