This years GFF has many treats in store for its viewers, and some involve the celebration of women in the modern world.
Every year GFF celebrates classic movie star, one who's contributions to cinema are still valued to this day; and this year is no exception as the team have put together a selection of films and documentaries in celebration of Ingrid Bergman's career.
Bergman is best known for her role in the classic Casblanca opposite Humphrey Bogart, and Notorious with Cary Grant; both of which will appear as part of the festival. But she was...
A Queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head.
This is the tagline of the European produced movie Mary Queen of Scots by director Thomas Imbach. And it sums up the life of Scotland's tragic Queen perfectly.
Director Imbach wrote the film based on a biography by Stefan Zweig, a biographer and playwright, who's approach to Mary's story was told with more dramatic flair than the average biography. One of the main viewpoints from Zweig was that Mary had been in a position of power and command for so long that it...
Upon finishing Giles Tremlett's biography of Katherine of Aragon, I've come away with an even deeper respect for Henry VIII's discarded Queen.
In this day and age, there has been so much written on the six wives of Henry VIII, and many more that declare Anne Boleyn as the greatest of them all, while the others have been neglected. Indeed, Tremlett's biography is the first since the early seventies to focus solely on Henry's first Queen. And it proves long overdue. Tremlett gives us the portrait of a woman who was not merely a matronly wife who defied a king; she was a strong...
Ok, I'm thinking of trying to get this club active by having a woman of the month. Each month we'd have a option by having everyone have a say in a selection, then have poll at the end of it to decide who will be woman of the month. She would also be featured in the spot icon for a month too. What do you guys think?
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