The rules of the game are:
- If you're hosting the Trip you need to pick a film that you haven't seen and that you don't think many others on the forum will have seen (check Trends if you're unsure) - it'd do well to prioritise films from directors whose work you haven't seen before. Make sure that it'll interest people!
- Announce it on a day (usually a weekend) and accept sign-ups - people will have until the following weekend to see the film and post an in-depth reaction.
- After that weekend, randomly choose someone from the pool of responders to host the next Corrie Class Trip. They have up to a week to choose their film and post the next Corrie Class Trip thread.
The first film of Corrie Class Trip 2.0 is:
I remember seeing the IMDb page by chance and saw an IMDb review that quoted some interesting-sounding dialogue. Spent ages trying to find the film again and was successful the other day. Excited to see it! It has been called "the starting shot for the contemporary Finnish film".
Here are links to the past Corrie Class Trips that took place in early 2013:On its release, The Worthless seemed an unusual film for director Mika Kaurismaki to make. Better known for his somewhat worthy documentary films, critics were surprised to find themselves viewing a fictional road movie about a pair of young middle class criminals.
Kaurismaki’s direction focussed on the themes of friendship and independence, themes he has explored before and since, and created a brutally honest, yet beautiful film about life on the fringes of Finnish society.
The Worthless is surprisingly fast-paced too, flying in the face of the dour stereotype of Nordic cinema. Much of this is down to the hugely engaging leads, with remarkable performances from Matti Pellonpää and Pirkko Hamalainen, both of whom went on to develop successful careers on film and stage.
- Star and Shadow Cinema
#1 - Distant Journey (Radok) - snapper
#2 - Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (Hani) - Das
#3 - The Policewoman (Sapinho) - charulata
#4 - Freeze, Die, Come to Life! (Kanevsky) - Bandy Greensacks
#5 - The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Barilli) - Trip
#6 - Weddings and Babies (Engel) - snapper
#7 - The Man with Three Coffins (Lee) - Notes from Underground
#8 - Malina (Schroeter) - Shieldmaiden
#9 - Bad Luck (Munk) - B-Side
#10 - Girl with a Suitcase (Zurlini) - JediMoonShyne
#11 - The Engagement of Anna (Voulgaris) - Bandy Greensacks
#12 - Our Neighbour, Miss Yae (Shimazu) - snapper
I know I was exposed to some amazing films I may not have watched otherwise through this - most notably the Hani, Kanevsky, Voulgaris and Shimazu films. Hopefully this time around it's as fruitful for everyone.
Give a shout below if you'd like to take part! You have until Saturday the 15th of February to watch and discuss the film!