Filmklubben Sandgatan 8 för att se och diskutera film hos Dominikanerna på Sandgatan 8 i Lund.  Vi ser filmer som kan ge underlag för reflektion, filmer som är gjorda med engagemang. Det vi söker är inte film med “budskap” eller ren underhållning, men film som närmar sig världen med nyfikenhet och öppen blick.
Bra film fördjupar livet. Där finns det som inte går att förklara, människans och världens mysterium, alla lager av verklighet. En sanning, gömd i den vanliga världen, kan framträda in te minst i de diskussioner som följer på varje film. Under några år har vi sett film bland annat av Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Bresson, Hirokazo Kore-eda,  Ingmar Bergman, Erik Rohmer, Bo Widerberg, Debra Granik, Kelly Reickhardt och  andra. Vi blandar “svårare” och “enklare” filmer, svenskt och annat - alltid med engelsk undertext.
Höst och vår har vi under en följd av år anordnat FilmDagar med ett valt tema, ett bra tillfälle att se flera filmer av en regissör och gå in och undersöka hans värld.

Programansvariga för Filmklubben 2023 är Magnus Ingvarsson, Viggo Johnsson, Daniel Markus  och Björn Engdahl, dominikanbroder.

Alltid introduktion före och samtal efter filmen, vanligtvis på engelska/ Always introduction before the film and discussion afterwards

English subtitles to all films.

Medlemsskap i Filmklubben, 150 Skr för 2024 tecknas på plats / Membership 150 SEK for all films 2024, registration at the entrance

Filmerna visas i samarbete med Dominikanerna, Domino katolska studenter och Bilda

Discussion after all films



FREDAG 19 januari kl 19.15
by Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy 1970, 1h 53m, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin
Clerici is not a person who likes having his own views. While adapting to the fascist power of Italien 30ies he find himself trapped between demands of him and his personal feelings. A visually beautiful film, dark emptiness, and brilliant light in thriller format.


Filmvecka 6-10 februari 2024

When I´m weak, I am strong -three films by John Cassavetes

John Cassavetes honours the fool

Love is the primary emotion that determines almost everything that happens
in life », says John Cassavetes in an interview.
The actors are invited to by himself find the charactor they will play. Taking
follows taking, and then another taking. With the loving patience of Cassavetes,
present and alive, it suddenly fits. A spontanous action is born. HIs directing a
film is like a non-directing presence. « Planning », he says, « is the most
destructive thing ».
Astonishling, Cassavetes always has a detailed script. Yet the moments seems
captured accidentally.
Love is his center- and the failure to love. We follow a stream where life flows.All
idealistic ideas are stripped off. The characters are persons with dignity and
desire for love, of flesh and blood,. There is weakness and letting go, to the limit
of insanity. The human person truely becomes human. « When I ́m weak, I am
strong », as Saint Paul says.
No obsession of security. A perspective : What about accepting the odd, the
different, the weak ? Could love ever grow except in the human weakness ?
Gena Rowland, his wife, is his main actress and both their both mothers participate. The
actor ́s becomes part of the band, a big family gathered.
John Cassavetes, born 1929, was of Greek descendance, and active in the
50ies to the 80ies . He is one of the first directors gaining economical (and thus
cultural) independence from Hollywood. The societal background is the demand
for a freer expression in USA of the time. Still today his films call us to stay free from
ideologies, control and conventions. Cassavetes was first an actor and played in
many films during his life.
The three films screen on the FilmWeek shows a variety of his work, a comedy,
a drama, a film noir. No fear, just love.
Br Björn Engdahl, Dominican, Filmklubben


by John Cassavetes, USA 1971, starring Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, 1h 53m
Is there any love for Minnie? An incredibly non-possible possible road through the landscape of desire. A drama comedy where life is lived in ways you did not expect.

When I´m weak, I´m strong

Conference by Astrid Söderbergh Widding professor of Cinema Studies, Stockholm

followed by
A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (Kvinna under påverkan) by John Cassavetes, USA 1974,
starring Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk
Follow Mabel, a woman with a special sensibility in this drama that seem taken directly from life. We come really close to Mabel and her husband,
in love we each others, trying to cope with love. The downs and ups, the dark and the light, the climbing of high unreachable mountains.

KL 17.45
- please bring something to sharefollowed by

kl 19.15
THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (Mordet på en kinesisk bookmaker)
by John Cassavetes, USA 1981
A debt forces the owner of a surreal strip club to turn from dealing in sex to dealing in violence. In
a fast moving underworld where everything can be sold it is only in the weird that one finds a


More films Springtime 2024


A tale of Winter (En vintersaga)
by Eric Rohmer, France 1992, 1h 54min, starring Charlotte Véry, Frédéric van den Driessche, Michel Voletti
Stuck inbetween her mother and her daughter, Félicie has troubles choosing her man: the fance hairdresser Maxence, the intellectual Loïc, or the memory of the long-lost father of the child, Charles. Do you believe in love after love?

FREDAG 15 MARS 19.15
MIRROR (Spegeln)
by Andrej Tarkovskij, Soviet Union 1975, 1h 48m, starring Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskij, Ignat Daniltsev
How could this film be made in the Soviet Union ? Tarkovskij tells his childhood story as seen in multiple mirrors – don´t get lost!- or let your self be lost ! - in the fabulous beauty, the earth that guides us to heaven.

A LOVE STORY (En kärlekshistoria)
FREDAG 19 APRIL kl 19.15
by Roy Andersson, Sweden 1970, 1h 55m, Ann-Sofie Kylin, Rolf Sohlman
Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their
relationship as being nothing but young love. A beautiful depiction of love between youngsters in an era of uproar and
uncertainty. A real cinematic classic with splendid storytelling.

FREDAG 17 MAJ 19.15
by Dennis Hopper, USA 1969, 1h 35m, starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda
You, your best friend, two motorbikes and the open road in front of you. Two men experience freedom in its purest form just
as a countercultural revolt tears on the fabric of American society.





Filmvecka 18-23 september 2023

East is West, West is East - films by Akira Kurosawa

RASHOMON Japan 1950, 88 min, starring Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori
One of the films that introduced Japanese cinema to the Western audience. Its aesthetics and subjective storytelling is influential still today. We get to know each and every side of a murder and rape drama of the samurai age. But what really happened? And does it matter?


THE SEVEN SAMURAI  Japan 1954, 3h 27min, starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Sheiko Tsushima
Peasant is peasant and samurai is samurai. The two classes inhabit different worlds and view each other with suspicion. As bandits ravage the countryside however both peasants and samurai need each other. This is a film about unorthodox encounters that result in transformed identities as well as bodies dismembered by the swift stroke of the sword.


YOJIMBO  Japan 1961, 1h 50min, starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai and Yoko Tsukasa
A samurai arrives in a small town and sets in motion a conflict between two factions led by a silk trader and a sake merchant, with the aim of destroying them both and liberating the town in this film reminiscent of a classic western but set in feudal Japan. In 1964 it was informally recreated as the spaghetti western “A fistful of dollars” by Sergio Leone.


Film Autumn 2023

FREDAG 13 OKTOBER kl 19.30
Underground by Emir Kusturica, Yugoslavia 1995, 2h 50m, starring Miki Manojlović, Lazar Ristovski and Mirjana Joković

Marko and Blacky are close friends who organized a weapons manufacturing base in Belgrade in order to supply the resistancemovement during World War II. Another thing that connects them (or rather separates them) is their infatuation with theatre actress Natalija.The film documents the formation and subsequent disintegration of socialist Yugoslavia through the lives and adventures of this trio from WWII to the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.


Nomadland by Chloé Zhao, USA 2020, 1h 47m, starring Francis McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May
Chinese director Chloé Zhao, living since long in USA, dives into the American heartland with fresh eyes. Fren looses everything and departs to be a nomad, living in a van, travelling taking seasonal jobs. Most actors, nomads themselves and marginalized by the economical crises, figures with their real names.


Godland by Hlynur Pálmason, Iceland, 2022, 2h 23m, starring Eliot Crosset Hove, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Vic Carmen Sonne
With the authority of the Danish church vested in him and armed with that most modern invention; the camera, a young priest sets out to build a new parish in a remote part of Iceland. A Danish 19th century version of Heart of Darkness, the priest becomes enmeshed in both a landscape and a people equally beautiful as unforgiving.


Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR, 1972, 2h 47m, starring Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk et al.
To its form scifi, or perhaps anti-scifi; as for substance, about longing and the construction of memories. Meditative and intriguing, it has inspired several advanced American attempts, and also a remake. Still no movie in the genre has surpassed the complexity offered here. What is happening? And to whom? What is Solaris?