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Frome Film Club
Frome Film Club screens 9 films in each season, on the second Wednesday of each month between September and June. Screenings begin at 8pm.
Screenings take place at The Merlin Theatre.
Members tickets are transferable, so if you are unable to make it to the film you can pass the ticket on to a friend. Tickets for non-members are available from the Merlin box office on the night, or to pre-book via this website, and you do not need to be accompanied by a member. All revenue from tickets sold on the night goes to the Merlin Theatre.
We currently screen mainly from Blu-ray dvd, and these and non-Blu-ray dvds then become part of a borrowing library for members to use free of charge.
As members leave the auditorium, they can choose to place a bean in a box to rate the film from 1 to 5 stars. From this, each film is given a percentage score, which are shared with members throughout the season.
Frome Film Club was launched in 2011 as a way of bringing a more diverse range of films to a wider audience in Frome, and to increase interest in and turnout for films at the Merlin Theatre. The club is run by a small group of volunteers, with stewarding provided by the theatre.
The films on the programme are generally picked from recent releases, and our aim is to show films that have not been shown locally or had wide exposure nationally.
Visit Frome Film Club website for information on how to join.
In a small provincial Iranian town, the children work hard to support their families. One day nine-year-old Yahya and his friend Leyla find a precious statue…
DIR: HASSAN NAZER
IRAN 2022 | 85 MINUTES | CERT PG
PERSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
EO, a grey donkey with melancholy eyes, encounters good and bad on his journey through life, experiences joy and pain, and endures the Wheel of Fortune.
DIR: JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI
POLAND 2022 | 88 MINUTES | CERT 15
POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Amin Nawabi grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband.
DIR: JONAS POHER RASMUSSEN
DENMARK 2021 | 90 MINUTES | CERT 15
DANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so-called Spider Killer, who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.
DIR: ALI ABBASI
IRAN 2022 | 118 MINUTES | CERT 18
PERSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
For generations, the Solé family has made a living from the summer harvest of their peach orchard in the Catalan town of Alcarrás. However, after the death of the owner of the property, his heir wants to sell the land.
DIR: CARLA SIMON
SPAIN 2022 | 120 MINUTES | CERT 15
CATALAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES