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No Bollocks Film Club

A film club with no fuss, no bother, no bollocks. Just great films for the sake of great films.

Sat, 9 Jul

No Bollocks Presents: Gojira (Godzilla)

The original Japanese masterpiece about an American nuclear weapons test that results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. One of the longest-running series in film history began with Ishiro Honda's grim, black-and-white allegory for the devastation wrought on Japan by the atomic bomb. As his visual metaphor, Honda uses a 400-foot-tall mutant dinosaur called Gojira, awakened from the depths of the sea as a rampaging nuclear nightmare, complete with glowing dorsal fins and fiery, radioactive breath.

Tue, 26 Jul

No Bollocks Presents: Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage)

Rene Laloux's mesmerising psychedelic sci-fi is a landmark of European animation. Based on Stefan Wul’s novel Oms en serie, Laloux's breathtaking vision immediately drew comparisons to Swift's Gulliver's Travels. La Planète Sauvage tells the story of "Oms", human-like creatures, kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue giants called "Draags". The story takes place on the Draags’ planet where an Om called Terr manages to escape enslavement and begins to organise an Om revolt. The imagination invested in the surreal creatures, music and sound design, and eerie landscapes, is immense and unforgettable. The direction of Rene Laloux, the incredible art of Roland Topor, and Alain Goraguer's brilliant complementary score (much sampled by the hip-hop community) all combine to make La Planète Sauvage a mind-altering experience.

Tue, 23 Aug

No Bollocks Presents: Melancholia

A beautiful movie about the end of the world. As Justine (Kirsten Dunst) arrives for her wedding reception in her sister's mansion home, her big day resurfaces a battle against her own inner demons. Whilst at the same time Earth is threatened by an imminent collision with Planet Melancholia - whose presence becomes increasingly ominous as the film moves towards its truly spectacular finale. Kirsten Dunst won the Best Actress award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her performance, and stars alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt and Alexander Skarsgard in Palme d’Or winning director Lars von Trier’s beautifully shot apocalyptic disaster movie.

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