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tícMovie Night: The Secret is out!

Tilburg Movie Club for Expatsby Val Fraser

25.09.2020. I woke up this morning with the pleasant buzz of knowing I’d enjoyed a good night out and have made new friends! It was movie night with tíc.  A simple idea, we watch a movie in its original language (English) and after the movie discuss it, over a drink, in a neighbouring pub.

Fourteen of us met at the Pathé.  The movie was ‘The Secret’ based on the book by the same name.  Reviews of the movie were divided, some enjoying it more than others.  Afterwards, sitting comfortably in the pub, the movie did not manage to hold our attention for very long as we quickly moved on to getting to know more about each other and our diverse, colourful backgrounds.  Laughter, fun & friendship!  As we left the pub around midnight, I knew I would be back for the next tíc event!

Check out our movie review of The Gentlemen!

#TBT Movie: The Light Between Oceans

light-between-oceans-1Next week we’ll meet up for another Movie Night.  For #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a look back at the Cinecitta movie “The Light Between Oceans”!

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11 November 2016. by Anne van Oorschot. We had our first #TilburgInternationalClub movie evening of the club year at Cinecitta to see the film The Light Between Oceans. This beautiful film is based on the debut novel by M. L. Stedman and tells the story of Tom (Michael Fassbender), a Lighthouse keeper in Western Australia and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander). Tom, a WWI veteran, is damaged by the atrocities he has seen as a soldier and feels his past will prevent him from having a happy future, so accepts the job of lighthouse keeper on a desolate island. He is surprised by the affection of Isobel, a lovely girl who lives on the mainland and they are married and head off to the island where they create a solitary, yet happy life together. (more…)

#TBT: Movie night: Far From The Madding Crowd

Tomorrow night we’ll meet up for another Movie Night.  For #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a look back to 2015’s movie night to see “Far from the Madding Crowd”!

by Michael Dizon

On a warm Friday evening, tíc members descended on Cinecitta to watch a film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel “Far From the Madding Crowd”. Before the movie started, we had time to lounge in the courtyard, have a drink and enjoy the still bright late spring sun. (more…)

Movie review: A Street Cat Named Bob

street-catby Martina Leonard

Friday, 6 January 2017, was the first #TilburgInternationalClub Movie Night of 2017. The film chosen was showing at Cinecitta, in Tilburg city center.

A Street Cat Named Bob, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, is based on the novel by James Bowen of a true life event. It shows the moving and life-affirming  story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

Depending on your feeling towards felines, this is the sort of film that you’ll either find dangerously mawkish or utterly charming. But it’s impossible to watch a film about a happy-ending story like James and Bob’s without a warm glow. There are a few jarring scenes when the camera shoots from Bob’s point of view and it almost feels like it’s going to become a talking animal movie, however the remainder of film focuses on James’ story and his ability to return to “”reality””, and yes , there were some watery eyes at the end of an entertaining movie!!

Ten TIC members met for Movie Night , and where better to pass a very cold evening  (-10) than at the beautiful emporium of Cinnecitta where it is possible to eat and drink before, during and after watching a good movie. It is always nice to share opinions with a good healthy discussion and typically, TIC discussions  “go around the world” with a Global Borrel! Dutch cheese /bitter ballen,  French mustard , Italian Olives, and a mixture of toungues being spoken …..

It was a great start to a cold and  white weekend.

Movie review: The Light Between Oceans

by Anne van Oorschot

light-between-oceans-1On Friday, 11 November, we had our first #TilburgInternationalClub movie evening of the club year at Cinecitta to see the film The Light Between Oceans. This beautiful film is based on the debut novel by M. L. Stedman and tells the story of Tom (Michael Fassbender), a Lighthouse keeper in Western Australia and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander). Tom, a WWI veteran, is damaged by the atrocities he has seen as a soldier and feels his past will prevent him from having a happy future, so accepts the job of lighthouse keeper on a desolate island. He is surprised by the affection of Isobel, a lovely girl who lives on the mainland and they are married and head off to the island where they create a solitary, yet happy life together.light-between-oceans-2

To their joy, Isobel becomes pregnant, only to suffer a miscarriage…and then another. Isobel is bereft, but one day, a small boat washes up on shore containing a dead man and a crying baby. Isobel sees it as a gift from God and convinces Tom to bury the dead man and they raise the little girl, whom they name Lucy, as their own. The little family leads a charmed life on their island and Lucy is nurtured and loved unconditionally. Several years later the family returns to the mainland for a celebration, and Tom meets a grieving woman (Rachel Weisz) who is desperately searching for her daughter who was lost at sea in a small boat with her German husband…

light-between-oceans-3The 3 main actors were excellent, giving convincing and emotionally true portrayals of their characters, and the cinematography was absolutely stunning!!

While Tom tries to honor his family, he also tries to secretly reassure the grieving mother that her daughter is safe and well loved. In spite of his best intentions, that – of course – goes wrong and leads to emotional heartbreak and near disaster…

What I found most memorable about the film was a comment made by Frank, the German father of the light-between-oceans-4lost little girl. Via a flashback, we learn about him through his wife as she remembers her lost love. After the war, Frank is very discriminated against and shunned due to his German heritage and his wife marvels at his seeming inability to become angered and resentful of the prejudices he encounters. He tells her, “You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things.”  A good lesson from a stunning film!

Watch for more TIC movie nights in the New Year and plan to join us for a good film followed by a drink and snacks to start the weekend off in a relaxing way.

Movie night: Far From The Madding Crowd

article by Michael Dizon

On a warm Friday evening, TIC members descended on Cinecitta to watch a film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel “Far From the Madding Crowd”. Before the movie started, we had time to lounge in the courtyard, have a drink and enjoy the still bright late spring sun.

Compared to the big cinema houses, catching a movie at Cinecitta felt comfy and pleasant. The theater only seats a limited number of people and the intimate size gives every seat a good view. The film itself was quite engaging and the climax elicited emotional reactions from the crowd. Some of the loud comments (and shouts) at the end from people who got really involved in the characters and the story came from the chairs occupied by TIC.

Afterwards, we headed to the resto-bar to talk about the movie over rounds of drinks and borrelhapjes. Inspired by the film, we had interesting conversations about love and loss and all things in between. It was a perfectly gezellig way to start a long May weekend.

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