2009 Films

Persepolis

April 16, 2009

Directed by: Vincent Paronnaud/Marjane Satrapi

Chiara Mastroanrti, Catherine Deneuve. Cartoon, gripping & funny for adults & young alike. Coming of […]

Once

April 2, 2009

Directed by: John Carney

Guy Hansard, Marketa Irglova. Brilliant art house musical. Dublin busker and immigrant, drawn together by […]

A Pig’s Tale

April 30, 2009

Directed by: Leah Gordon

Wonderful documentary linking voodoo, pigs and US economic imperialism. Exploration of external intervention to eradicate […]

Jules et Jim

December 10, 2009

Directed by: Francois Truffaut

To mark 25 Anniversary of Truffaut’s death, his hugely influential New Wave film of a […]

Waltz With Bashir

December 3, 2009

Directed by: Ari Folman

Astonishingly animated bio-pic of Folman’s half-remembered part in 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Oozes raw power […]

Transamerica

February 5, 2009

Directed by: Duncan Tucker

Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers. Comedy/riveting drama; pre-operative transsexual takes an unexpected journey to bail out […]

In Bruges

January 22, 2009

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes. Two hitmen hide out in Bruges. Masterful plot, top […]

The Class

June 11, 2009

Directed by: Laurent Cantet

Francois Begaudeau. Inspirational docu-style film of a class and their teacher’s year in multi-ethnic Parisian […]

Gomorra

June 25, 2009

Directed by: Matteo Garrone

“Gomorra” is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy’s criminal underbelly by telling five […]

Souzhou River

March 19, 2009

Directed by: Ye Lou

Xun Zhou, Hongshen Jia.Stunningly shot Chinese film noir. Modern Shanghai as it’s rarely seen in […]

We Are Together

March 5, 2009

Directed by: Paul Taylor

Affecting documentary: children’s choir at S.African orphanage becomes snowballing success as Allcia Keys and Paul […]

AGM + Party

May 21, 2009

Directed by: Johnjoe McFadden

After a brief AGM, and surprise event, we round off the evening by inviting all […]

Caramel

May 7, 2009

Directed by: Nadine Labaki

Nadine Labaki. Yasmine Elmasri, Joanne Moukarzel. Beirut beauty parlour sets the scene for the criss-crossing […]

Man On Wire

November 19, 2009

Directed by: James Marsh

Poignant documentary of Petit’s 1974 thrilling wire-walk between the Two Towers. Story of aspiration & […]

Let The Right One In

November 5, 2009

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Coming of age story with a difference; it’s got a wonderfully intelligent screenplay, social comment, […]

I’ve Loved You So Long

October 15, 2009

Directed by: Philippe Claudel

Major art-house hit. Woman rejoins society after 15 years in jail. Mystery hangs over her […]

Sequins Soca and Sweat

October 29, 2009

Directed by: Stephen Rudder

WFC in partnership with Njoya Foundation bring you a Black History Month Special Event: Q&A […]

Slumdog Millionaire

October 8, 2009

Directed by: Danny Boyle/Loveleen Tandan

WFC/Wimbledon Book Fest Special Event: Slumdog’s Oscar-winning screenplay writer, Simon Beaufoy, gives Intro & Q&A […]