Keswick Film Club - Bata-ville: We Are Not Afraid of the Future

Bata-ville: We Are Not Afraid of the Future 

Director: Nina Pope, Karen Guthrie Country: UK
Cert: PG Year: 2005 Length: 93 mins Language: English
Bata-ville: We Are Not Afraid of the Future

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Score: 53.47% Attendance: 57


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"A sad film about hope", this remarkable feature follows 42 former employees of closed shoe factories in Maryport, Cumbria and Essex on a coach trip across Europe to the heart of the Bata shoe empire in the Czech Republic. A bittersweet road movie, it's rendered memorable by its unsparing yet sympathetic eye and its acute observation of what Bata's maxim, 'We are not afraid of the future' means to the lives of the passengers.

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