Film & TV Lunch Club: November 2020 - Award-Winning Films

Hello! Below are our titles to discuss at November's Film & TV Lunch Club. Our online meet up will be on Monday 30th November at midday. If you would like to join in, please contact me. Otherwise, post about your thoughts after watching the selection using the #filmandtvlunchclub hashtag!

This month we've got three feature films: one is an Academy Award Best Picture winner, one narrowly missed out on Best Picture (the scandal!), and one won the BAFTA for Best British Film.

I haven't done a long list as normal this month because I could be there all day! Instead, I've suggested some links to look at for 'Award-Winning Film' playlists and inspiration.

🎞November Selection🎞

1. Parasite (2019; Dir: Bong Joon Ho)  Comedy/Drama/Thriller:  Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. Available on Prime. Notable award wins: In 2019, Parasite became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Parasite is also #30 in IMDb's Top Rated 250 movies.  2. La La Land (2016; Dir: Damien Chazelle)  Musical/comedy/drama:  While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. Available on Netflix. Notable award wins: 6 Oscar wins, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Emma Stone), Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Cinematography and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures. It was the winner of the Best Picture Oscar for about 10 seconds until it was apparent that a huge mistake had been made. It won a record-breaking seven awards from its seven nominations at the Golden Globes and received eleven nominations at the BAFTAS, winning five awards, including Best Film. 3. Fish Tank (2009; Dir: Andrea Arnold) - F Rated Drama: Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend. Now streaming on Netflix Notable award wins: Winner of the Best British Film BAFTA in 2010 and the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize in 2009. 🎬 Useful Links for this Theme 🎬

🔜 Next Month 🔜

The theme for December will be FESTIVE FILMS. Here's a list of 200 Christmas Films to get you thinking about which festive films you've never seen before, and the ones you would like to re-watch! We can consider festive TV episodes too. Any questions, let me know and feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested in taking part or coming along.