AS The Bridport Film Society enters its 55th year, an exciting programme of screenings has been announced.

Aiming to bring audiences the best and most unusual films from across the globe, the new season will feature a wealth of international works from Vietnam, Japan, China and France.

Kicking off the season on Tuesday, September 24 is a screening of Kaakaa Muttai, an Indian film following two young boys from the slums who scheme to make enough money to buy a pizza. Commenting on the class divide and effects of globalisation, the film won two National Film Awards in 2015.

Following Kaakaa Muttai will be The Olive Tree, a Spanish film screened on Tuesday, October 8. The plot follows a young woman who her journey to reclaim her grandfather's precious olive tree, which was sold by his heartless children to a corporation somewhere in Europe.

Other highlights of the season include The Third Wife, set in 19th century rural Vietnam and following a 14 year old girl as she becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner, and Woman at War, an Icelandic film directed by Benedikt Erlingsson which traces the story of a passionate environmentalist activist.

All films are shown at Bridport Arts Centre. Screenings will be fortnightly and the season runs until March 24, 2020.

The Bridport Film Society has been running since 1965, and is made up of film-lovers from Bridport and West Dorset. It works to introduce specialised films, that often cannot be seen in commercial cinemas, to a broader audience. Most of these films are foreign and therefore subtitled, giving an insight into the different and varied cultures of the world.

The society is a member of Cinema for All, which seeks to provide an outlet for films that were censored during the twenties and thirties, together with innovative material from European directors outside the Hollywood mould.

Membership of the film society is limited, and applications forms are being accepted from Saturday, August 24. Membership for the full season, which includes 12 film screenings costs £35 for adults and £20 for students aged 16-25.

Applications for membership must be received before the season begins. To download an application form and to view the full programme of screenings, visit