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THE WONDERS at VIFF

Sep 26 09:00 pm - Rio Theatre

Sep 28 11:15 am
International Village #10

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FORCE MAJEURE at VIFF

Sep 26 12:00 pm
Centre for Performing Arts

Oct 06 06:30 pm
Centre for Performing Arts

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THE WONDERS at EIFF

Sep 27 4:30pm
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ZERO MOTIVATION at VIFF

Sep 28 09:00 pm
Rio Theatre

Oct 01 02:00 pm
International Village #10

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ZERO MOTIVATION at EIFF

Sept 27 7pm
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GOD HELP THE GIRL at VIFF

Sep 27 07:00 pm
International Village #10

Sep 29 01:00 pm
International Village #9

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GOD HELP THE GIRL @ EIFF

Oct 1 7pm
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PHOENIX at VIFF

Oct 03 09:00 pm - SFU Woodwards

Oct 07 04:00 pm - SFU Woodwards

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THEATRICAL: OCTOBER 10, 2014

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GOD HELP THE GIRL
A film by Stuart Murdoch
2013/ DCP/ 111 Minutes/ UK/ Subtitled

God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian. It was produced by Barry Mendel and stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray.

Stuart aspired to tell the story of “a better summer, or at least a summer when something happened. It happened to a boy and a girl and a girl in a city roughly the same size and population of Glasgow. Perhaps the canals were a bit grimier, the high-rise buildings taller, the streets emptier when you needed them to be, and the beat clubs busier than the ones around here. But on the whole the city was this one.”

According to Barry Mendel, “It’s a simple story – about the brief moment after you’ve realised what you want to do with your life, before your dream settles into becoming your job, when you’re filled with enthusiasm, meeting like-minded friends and the possibilities are endless.”



THEATRICAL: OCTOBER 17, 2014

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WATCHERS OF THE SKY
A film by Edet Belzberg
2014/ USA/ English/ 120 Minutes

WATCHERS OF THE SKY interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin - the man who created the word "genocide," and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, WATCHERS OF THE SKY takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.




THEATRICAL: OCTOBER 31, 2014

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FORCE MAJEURE (TURIST)
Sweden – 2014 – 118 min – Colour - Feature - In Swedish with English Subtitles
A film by Ruben Ostlund

A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life... Reality returns to embarrassed laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family’s world has been shaken to its core. Tomas’ unexpected ac- tion leads them to evaluate their roles and assumptions, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. With the end of the holiday approaching, Tomas and Ebba’s marriage hangs in the bal- ance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. FORCE MAJEURE is an observational comedy about the role of the male in modern family life.



THEATRICAL: OCTOBER 31, 2014

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WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?
A film by Sion Sono
2013/ Japan/ 126 Minutes

Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto’s own home, only to have Muto’s wife fight back. This unexpectedly left the Kitagawa clan in shambles, with their top hitman Ikegmai wounded and Muto’s wife in prison. Despite the carnage, the most unfortunate fallout from this attack is when Muto’s beloved daughter, Mitsuko, has her adorable toothpaste commercial taken off the air. Now, Ikegami seeks revenge, while Muto only has one desire: to have his wife return from prison to see Mitsuko star in her first movie. Enter The Fuck Bombers, an eager but untalented group of wannabe filmmakers whose dreams of making movies have come crashing down after ten years. Circumstances have brought them to this fateful moment where they’ll be able to film the climactic battle between yakuzas in an epic, over-the-top ending for the ages.


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    20,000 DAYS ON EARTH
    A film by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
    2014/ United Kingdom/ English/ 95 Minutes
    Feature Nick Cave

    20,000 Days on Earth weaves drama and reality in a fictionalized 24 hours in the life of internationally acclaimed musician, author and screenwriter Nick Cave.

    Cave’s story is both extraordinary and strikingly universal. It takes us deep into the heart of how myth, memory, love and loss, shape each and every one of our lives, every single day.

    The film explores the creative process, encounters collaborators from Cave’s past and bears witness to startlingly frank insights from this icon of modern culture. It reveals what makes us who we are and what influences who we want to become – ultimately, it is a love letter to the transformative power of the human spirit.


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    ALTMAN
    A film by Ron Mann
    2014/ DCP/ Canada/ 95 Minutes

    Ron Mann's new documentary "ALTMAN" is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, The Player, Gosford Park and many more).

    While refusing to bow down to Hollywood's conventions, or its executives, Altman's unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide praise, and occasionally scathing criticism, and proved that it IS possible to make truly independent films.

    ALTMAN - Selected for 71st VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Read the press release!

    Intro and Q&A with director RON MANN, Friday September 19, 7pm - TIFF Bell Lightbox


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    THE CONGRESS
    A film by Ari Folman
    Based on the novel "The Futurological Congress" by Stanislaw Lem
    2013/ DCP/ 1:1.85 / Dolby Atmos/ 120 Minutes

    Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she'll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films - even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young - for all eternity - in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years.

    The Congress follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.


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    THE DOG
    A film by Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren
    2013/ DCP/ USA/ 100 Minutes

    With: John Wojtowicz, Liz Eden, George Heath, Teresa Wojtowicz, Carmen Bifulco, Randy Wicker, Jeremiah Newton

    John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. Coming of age in the 1960s, his libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The act resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later Al Pacino portrayed his crime in Dog Day Afternoon. The film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz (who pronounced his name "Woto-wits"). When he emerged from a six-year prison sentence, he was known as "The Dog."


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    A MASTER BUILDER
    A Jonathan Demme Picture.
    USA/ 2014/ 127 MINS
    Created for the stage by Andre Gregory
    With Jeff Biehl, Andre Gregory, Julia Hagerty, Lisa Joyce. Emily Cass McDonnell, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn

    The artistic triumvirate of Jonathan Demme, André Gregory, and Wallace Shawn update Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, a modern classic about a successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses – who nonetheless wants to make peace with himself as his life approaches its final act. Wallace Shawn gives a tour-de-force performance as the cruel, yet guilt-ridden architect, working from his own translation of the Norwegian text. Jonathan Demme’s direction is based on the near-legendary production created for the stage by André Gregory, over a period of more than 10 years. Lisa Joyce plays a sensual, mysterious young visitor who turns the household upside down, much to the consternation of Julie Hagerty, perfectly cast as Shawn’s neurasthenic, long-suffering wife. Scandinavian angst -- reinterpreted by New York’s finest.


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    MANAKAMANA
    A film by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez
    2013/ DCP/ Nepal/ USA / 118 Minutes/ Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1/ In Nepali, English with English Subtitles

    High above a jungle in Nepal, pilgrims make an ancient journey by cable car to worship Manakamana.


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    BORGMAN
    A film by Alex van Warmerdom
    2013/ 113 Minutes/ Netherlands/ In Dutch with English Subtitles

    A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, BORGMAN follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle.

    Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events.


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    THE CASE AGAINST 8
    A film by Ben Cotner and Ryan White
    2013/ USA/ English/ 112 Minutes

    Battles are won, because we fight them.

    A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.


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    NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE
    A film by Kevin Spacey
    2014/ USA/ English/ 93 Minutes/ Colour

    Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW across 3 continents and over 200 performances, revealing some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Richard III. Witness Spacey’s revelatory interpretation of Richard III in each brief excerpts from the play. For those who have never seen Spacey on stage this is a rare opportunity. NOW chronicles the first collaboration between Spacey and Mendes since both won Oscars for their work on American Beauty.


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    IDA
    A film by Pawel Pawlikowski
    2013/ Poland/ In Polish with English Subtitles

    From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.

    18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.


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    FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
    A film by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel
    Documentary is currently in production.
    2014/ USA/ English/ 84 Minutes

    Vivian Maier's photos were seemingly destined for obscurity, lost among the clutter of the countless objects she'd collected throughout her life. Instead these images have shook the world of street photography and irrevocably changed the life of the man who brought them to the public eye.

    This film brings to life the interesting turns and travails of the improbable saga of John Maloof's discovery of Vivian Maier, unraveling this mysterious tale through her documentary films, photographs, odd collections and personal accounts from the people that knew Vivian.

    What started as a blog to show her work quickly became a viral sensation in the photography world. Photos destined for the trash heap now line gallery exhibitions, a forthcoming book, and this documentary film.


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    PARTICLE FEVER
    A film by Mark Levinson and David Kaplan
    2013/ USA/ English/ 99 Minutes

    Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.

    For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.

    As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?


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    AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOHLHAAS
    A film by Arnaud des Pallières
    2013/ France/ 2h 2m/ In French with English Subtitles

    An epic drama set in 16th century France against a backdrop of feudalism in decline, AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND MICHAEL KOHLHAAS stars Mads Mikkelsen (A ROYAL AFFAIR, VALHALLA RISING, Hannibal) as a well-to-do horse merchant who resorts to fanatical and violent extremes to obtain justice after a nobleman openly and illegally humiliates him by stealing two of his horses. Adapted from Heinrich von Kleist's novella, a classic of German Romanticism, MICHAEL KOHLHAAS was previously adapted for film in 1969 by Volker Schlöndorff and served as the inspiration for E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime.

    Featuring gorgeous widescreen cinematography, MICHAEL KOHLHAAS had its world premiere in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.


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    THEATRICAL: OCTOBER 10, 2014

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    GOD HELP THE GIRL
    A film by Stuart Murdoch
    2013/ DCP/ 111 Minutes/ UK/ Subtitled

    God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian. It was produced by Barry Mendel and stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray.

    Stuart aspired to tell the story of “a better summer, or at least a summer when something happened. It happened to a boy and a girl and a girl in a city roughly the same size and population of Glasgow. Perhaps the canals were a bit grimier, the high-rise buildings taller, the streets emptier when you needed them to be, and the beat clubs busier than the ones around here. But on the whole the city was this one.”

    According to Barry Mendel, “It’s a simple story – about the brief moment after you’ve realised what you want to do with your life, before your dream settles into becoming your job, when you’re filled with enthusiasm, meeting like-minded friends and the possibilities are endless.”


    THEATRICAL: OCTOBER 17, 2014

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    WATCHERS OF THE SKY
    A film by Edet Belzberg
    2014/ USA/ English/ 120 Minutes

    WATCHERS OF THE SKY interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin - the man who created the word "genocide," and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, WATCHERS OF THE SKY takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.



    THEATRICAL: OCTOBER 31, 2014

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    FORCE MAJEURE (TURIST)
    Sweden – 2014 – 118 min – Colour - Feature - In Swedish with English Subtitles
    A film by Ruben Ostlund

    A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life... Reality returns to embarrassed laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family’s world has been shaken to its core. Tomas’ unexpected ac- tion leads them to evaluate their roles and assumptions, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. With the end of the holiday approaching, Tomas and Ebba’s marriage hangs in the bal- ance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. FORCE MAJEURE is an observational comedy about the role of the male in modern family life.


    THEATRICAL: OCTOBER 31, 2014

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    WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?
    A film by Sion Sono
    2013/ Japan/ 126 Minutes

    Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto’s own home, only to have Muto’s wife fight back. This unexpectedly left the Kitagawa clan in shambles, with their top hitman Ikegmai wounded and Muto’s wife in prison. Despite the carnage, the most unfortunate fallout from this attack is when Muto’s beloved daughter, Mitsuko, has her adorable toothpaste commercial taken off the air. Now, Ikegami seeks revenge, while Muto only has one desire: to have his wife return from prison to see Mitsuko star in her first movie. Enter The Fuck Bombers, an eager but untalented group of wannabe filmmakers whose dreams of making movies have come crashing down after ten years. Circumstances have brought them to this fateful moment where they’ll be able to film the climactic battle between yakuzas in an epic, over-the-top ending for the ages.


    THEATRICAL: NOVEMBER 7, 2014

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    THE OVERNIGHTERS
    A film by Jesse Moss
    2013/ USA/ English/ 100 Minutes/ Colour

    Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor risks everything to help them.


    THEATRICAL: NOVEMBER 14, 2014

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    EMPTYING THE SKIES
    USA/ 2014
    A film by Douglas Kass

    Based on a magazine essay written by noted best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen for The New Yorker and widely republished around the world, Emptying the Skies chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, and a number of species face extinction imminently. The film explores the wonder of these tiny globe-flying marvels, millions of which are unlawfully slaughtered each year for large sums on the black market, and follows an intrepid squad of pan-European bird-lovers who risk their lives waging a secret war against poachers, disrupting illegal trapping and freeing as many birds as possible.

    Emptying the Skies is Jonathan Franzen’s first foray into motion picture production.


    THEATRICAL: DECEMBER 2014

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    R100
    A film by Hitoshi Matsumoto
    2013/ 100 Minutes/ Japan/ English Subtitles

    A mild-mannered family man with a secret taste for S&M finds himself pursued by a gang of ruthless dominatrices — each with a unique talent — in this hilarious and bizarre take on the sex comedy from Japanese comedy giant Hitoshi Matsumoto (Big Man Japan, Symbol).

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    FORT TILDEN
    USA/ 2014/ 95 Minutes

    Written and directed by: Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers
    Principal Cast: Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, Alysia Reiner, Neil Casey, Peter Vack, Griffin Newman, Jeffrey Scaperrotta, Reggie Watts

    A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

    Fort Tilden: New York City’s secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn’s hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliott) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.

    The debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers – and showcasing the comedic versatility of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as Allie and Harper – “Fort Tilden” is a hilariously insightful and recognizable look at the consequences of extended adolescence.

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    WE ARE THE GIANT
    USA/ 2014/ 95 Minutes

    A film by: Greg Barker

    We Are The Giant follows the inspirational stories of three ordinary young people whose struggle for freedom during the Arab Spring was both fuelled and empowered by social media.

    In We Are The Giant ordinary citizens face the same moral questions that have defined revolutionary leaders across the ages, from Jefferson to Che Guevara to Mandela.

    Filmed largely in secret and sometimes at great risk, Emmy award-winning director Greg Barker delivers remarkable access as he documents six people from very different walks of life. Grappling with the agonizing dilemma at the heart of all struggles for justice and freedom, they must advocate change through peace and non-violence.

    Each faces a brutal regime determined to crush them into submission, and each makes very different, painful choices that come to define themselves - and their struggles.

    Powerful, tragic and ultiamtely inspirational, We Are The Giant follows the everyday decisions that transform not just individual lives but the fate of nations. As their stories echo across history, the characters in We Are The Giant speak directly to our own lives, reminding us that we are all products of revolutions, and offering hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
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    THE WONDERS (LE MERAVIGLIE)
    DCP / 1:1.85 / Color / 5.1
    Original language: Italian, French, German

    A film by Alice Rohrwacher
    Principal Cast: Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Agnese Graziani, Monica Bellucci

    Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters. She is the designated heir of the strange, secluded kingdom that her father constructed around them to protect his family from "the end of the world". An extraordinary summer, when the strict rules that hold the family together, are beginning to break: in part due to the arrival of Martin, a German boy on a youth rehabilitation program, and in part the local community's participation in a TV competition for big prizes "Village Wonders", presented by the mysterious Milly Catena.

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    PHOENIX
    Germany – 2014 – 98 min – Colour - Feature - In German with English Subtitles
    A film by Christian Petzold
    Principal Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld

    Nelly Lenz is a concentration camp survivor who has been left severely injured with a disfigured face. Lene Winter, who works for the Jewish Agency, takes her to Berlin. Following facial reconstruction surgery, Nelly begins the search for her husband Johnny.

    When she finally does find him, Johnny does not recognise her. Nevertheless he approaches her with a proposal. Since she resembles his wife, whom he believes to be dead, he asks her to help him claim his wife’s considerable inheritance.

    Nelly agrees, and becomes her own doppelganger – she needs to know if Johnny ever loved her, or if he betrayed her. Nelly wants her life back. The more similarities to her dead counterpart she reveals, the more desperate and confusing their relationship becomes.

    Will Johnny confess his love? Or his guilt?

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    AMOUR FOU
    Austria / Luxembourg / Germany – 2014 – 90 Min – Colour – In German with English Subtitles
    A film by Jessica Hausner

    Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his sceptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin’s insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance.

    Heinrich’s subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first holds scant appeal, that is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness. AMOUR FOU is a “romantic comedy” based loosely on the suicide of the poet Henrich von Kleist in 1811.

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    FORCE MAJEURE (TURIST)
    Sweden – 2014 – 118 min – Colour - Feature - In Swedish with English Subtitles
    A film by Ruben Ostlund

    A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life... Reality returns to embarrassed laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family’s world has been shaken to its core. Tomas’ unexpected ac- tion leads them to evaluate their roles and assumptions, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. With the end of the holiday approaching, Tomas and Ebba’s marriage hangs in the bal- ance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. FORCE MAJEURE is an observational comedy about the role of the male in modern family life.

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    THE TRIBE
    2014
    A film by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky

    Set at a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf, the film’s narrative unfolds purely through sign language without a need for employing subtitles or voiceover, resulting in a unique, never-before-seen cinematic experience that engages the audience on a new level.

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    ZERO MOTIVATION
    A film by Talya Lavie
    DCP 2K / 24fps / 1:1.85 / Dolby SRD 5.1/ 100 min/ Hebrew with English Subtitles

    Zohar and Daffi are best friends; serving in an administration office at an artillery base in the south of Israel. They share a bunk bed and since both of them don't get along with others, they practically spend all their time together, sharing their secrets, their meals, and their passion for computer games.

    As storm clouds gather over the south, Daffi does all she can to be transferred away from the hated remote base, trying to obtain her dream of being relocated to Tel Aviv. Zohar, on the other hand, doesn't seem to care so much about where she's stationed. Her main concern is to lose her virginity. She is secretly in love with an officer but never dares walking up to him. Terrified by the possibility of being left alone in the desolated base without her best friend - Zohar will try to prevent Daffi from leaving.

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    THE LAST SENTENCE
    A film by Jan Troell
    2011/ Sweden/ In Swedish with English Subtitles/ 1.85:1/ 5.1, DTS and Dolby Digital

    A remarkable drama set against Sweden's tumultuous political world during the Second World War, Jan Troell’sThe Last Sentence is based on the life of Torgny Segerstedt, a leading Swedish journalist of the 20th century. The film chronicles Segerstedt’s extraordinary one-man battle against both Nazism and his own country’s policy of appeasement to Hitler.

    The narrative begins at moment during WW2 when the Nazis were coming ever closer to the borders of Sweden. With Sweden caught between Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Russia, the country's elites chose a policy of neutrality and compliance, with few daring to speak up against the evil around them. Among those who did, nobody was as loud and as uncompromising as Segerstedt. In the eyes of many of his countrymen, his pen was far more dangerous to Sweden than the Nazi sword. Amidst the political turmoil of the times, Segerstedt's own personal life took a dramatic and scandalous turn, as he entered into a very public affair with the wife of a close friend.

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    LA ÚLTIMA PELÍCULA
    A film by Raya Martin and Mark Peranson
    2013/ 88 Minutes / English and Spanish with English Subtitles
    Starring: Alex Ross Perry, Gabino Rodríguez, Iazua Larios with the amicable participation of René Redzepi


    A filmmaker (Alex Ross Perry), along with his local guide (Gabino Rodríguez), traverse the Yucatán in the days leading up to the “end of the world” with the idea of making his last movie. They look at possible locations, journeying to Chichen Itza on December 21, encountering a surrealistic gathering of New Agers and Mayan mystics. They meet a local TV reporter (Iazua Larios), who the filmmaker casts in his psychedelic Western. After the film is shot, the misunderstood and egomaniacal filmmaker decides to remain in Mexico, editing his masterpiece, forever.

    An experimental, Romantic comedy that relates the end of cinema with the end of the world, La última película attempts to reimagine the atmosphere and the excitement of the heyday of American independent cinema, alluding to ’70s Westerns and road movies, their sense of adventure, and the experiences involved in their creation. A critical act combining fiction and documentary, it looks backwards and forwards at the same time, and creates an infinite, oneiric gesture that attempts to save cinema with one last gunshot.

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    NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN (TORE TANZT)
    A film by Katrin Gebbe
    2013/ Germany/ 110 mins/ In German with English Subtitles

    Young Tore belongs to the Jesus Freaks, a Christian punk movement rebelling against established religion whilst at the same time following Jesus' precepts of love. One day, in what appears to be a miracle, Tore manages to repair a car which has broken down and gets to know the driver, Benno. Before long, Tore moves into a tent in Benno’s garden and gradually becomes part of his family. But Benno can’t resist playing cruel game, designed to test Tore’s faith. As the violence become more and more extreme, Tore’s capacity for love is pushed to its limits.
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    In Italian with English Subtitles
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    MY AMITYVILLE HORROR
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    Directed by: Eric Walter

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