IT’S set to be another action packed season for a film club bringing a foreign flavour to Corbridge.

Corbridge Film Nights is a volunteer community group which offers subscriptions or one-off payments on the door for film enthusiasts to come together and watch a variety of critically-acclaimed and international films, all shown at the town’s parish hall.

The club was founded by the now honorary president, Rupert Atkinson, back in 2009, who set a group of volunteers on the right track with advice and contacts, and even loaned them his own projection equipment until they were in a financial position to buy some themselves.

With every season the committee aim to strike a balance of comedic and action films, alongside those which are thought-provoking and topical.

Showing first on the big screen on October 27 will be American drama Leave no Trace, which follows the journey of a father and daughter living of the grid in the forest as they are forced to find a new place to call home after a tip off reaches social services.

Biographical drama The White Crow is the pick for November 24, and brings to life the true story of Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, whose sensational escape to the west stunned the world at the height of the Cold War.

To get guests into the festive spirit, and to mark the club’s 10th birthday, a free surprise Christmas film will be on offer to guests on December 15. Whist its identity is being kept secret, it promises to be a recent foreign comedy in keeping with the time of the year.

On January 12 will be a screening of The Guilty, a Danish thriller based around dispatcher and former police officer Asger Holm’s hunt for a kidnapper and their victim. Unusually, the film takes place in only two rooms and is told through a series of tense phone calls.

British film Apostasy will run on Febuary 9, which tells the tale of an all-female family of devout Jehovah’s Witnesses, who at the beginning of the film are are united in “The Truth”. But when one one rebellious daughter begins to question the advice of the Elders, she is threatened with expulsion from the congregation in a heartbreaking test of faith for the whole family.

All the way from Israel comes the three-act tragedy Foxtrot on March 1, which revolves around a troubled family who must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son’s desolate military post. With themes of fate, life, death, war and love, the film is tied together with vivid cinematography.

A heart wrenching story from Lebanon, Capernaum, focuses on handful of hapless individuals navigating a cruel world, including Zain, a Lebanese boy, who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. The film, which received a 15-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival, will be shown on March 22.

Women at War, shown on April 19 is an offbeat comedy drama which follows Erlingsson Halla, a determined environmental activist, as she declares war on the local aluminium industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. The film was Iceland’s entry to the Academy & Golden Globe Awards.

Chairwoman of the film club, Gill Moss, said: “We are thrilled to have gone from strength to strength since very humble beginnings and are amazed just how successful we have become. We are very fortunate to have been supported by a loyal following of regular members, some who have been with us since the very start.”