Malmesbury Film Society has temporarily gone virtual.  

We've teamed up with YourScreen to show you movies online while we're unable to show our films in person.


This month we have two films available for you to watch.


Members can watch for free.  We ask you to become a member or to donate to support the costs of renting the films, otherwise we will not be able to continue offering these online. 


 

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The Drifters


A film so bright, vibrant and immersed in Nouvelle Vague cool that you need sunglasses to watch it, The Drifters follows Koffee, an African migrant and Fanny, a French waitress, two outsiders who meet at language school in London and flee to the west coast in search of their place in the world. A touching and tender romance blossoms, but trouble from the city is hot on their tail.

It’s fun to spend time with this quirky and engaging couple as they slowly fall for each other, while the script provides a poignant and enlightening commentary on today’s issues of immigration, society and identity. Playfully directed, with the attractive young lovers often spontaneously breaking into dance or speaking directly to camera, this entertaining film makes Teignmouth look like the French Riviera and is imbued with a free-wheeling ambience that is the perfect antidote for the pandemic blues.


 

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Veins of the World

The director of much-loved world cinema classics The Story of the Weeping Camel and The Cave of the Yellow Dog transports us once again to the spectacular beauty of the Mongolian steppe, this time looking at the encroachment of modernity and its effect on nomadic lifestyles that have changed little in hundreds of years. Following the sudden death of the leader of a campaign against mining companies who are destroying the habitat on which they depend, his eleven-year-old son steps up to carry on his David vs Goliath fight, an old Mongolian folk tale being both his inspiration and his secret weapon.

Director Byambasuren Davaa was diverted from her original scenario for her fourth feature when she witnessed first-hand the impact that mining operations were having on long-established Mongolian communities. She immediately switched her attention to exposing this existential threat. While Veins of the World shows us the majestic grandeur of the Mongolian landscape, the cinematography also reminds us that the way of life dependent upon the preservation of this same land is in a very precarious position.

 

 


 

Here are the steps for watching the films

One Time only - create an account
1. Click on https://watch.yourscreen.net/signup.html
2. Enter your name, email address and a password and press submit

Time to sit back and watch the film:
1. Click on The Drifters  or click on Veins of the World 
2. Click “Watch” but ignore the price - the Malmesbury Film Society is covering all costs
3. Enter your email address, then your password, to login
4. Check the box "I have a promo code" and then enter this code  (ignore the line about a credit card)

      The Drivers: MALMDRIF 
      Veins of the World: MALMVOTW

5. Click "Watch" to start watching the film (you have 48 hours to watch the film once you start watching it) 

If you have any questions or need any assistance please let us know.