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On 26thSeptember, Abergavenny Film Society, the longest running in Wales, will launch its new season of fourteen films. First on the diverse programme is Daniel Auteuil’s charming drama, The Well Digger’s Daughter, set in rural France.
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Astrid Bergès-Frisbey in The Well Digger’s Daughter

The new season includes several films from Europe, and features recent releases such as Almodóvar’s acclaimed melodrama, The Skin I live In and the Danish period drama, A Royal Affair. From Spain, Even The Rain is a thoughtful and intelligent depiction of the making of a film about the impact of early Spanish colonists on the New World in South America.

Whilst A Separation is one of the best recent examples of Iranian cinema, films in the English language are represented by The Debt, a gripping thriller starring Helen Mirren, and Precious, the moving and uplifting story of the challenges faced by American teenager Clareece ‘Precious’ Jones

With The Kid With a Bike from Belgium and Las Acacias from Argentina, the programme has been chosen to provide a balance of styles and cultures. All foreign language films have English subtitles.

Fortnightly screenings take place on Wednesdays, at the Melville Theatre, Penypound, from September to March. All showings start at 7.30 and guests are very welcome. Doors open at 6.45. Members are guaranteed a seat if they arrive by 7.20 and spare seats are available for guests aged 16 or over on a first come first served basis. Membership of the Society is open to everyone aged 16 and over and details are available from Carol Phillips on 01600 780263. Programmes for the season may be found from the beginning of September at Abergavenny Library and the Borough Theatre.
The full programme for the new season can be viewed on our website:

Abergavenny Film Society is a member of the British Federation of Film Societies ( a registered charity), is operated by volunteers and is a non profit-making organisation.

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