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Le otto montagne
A meditation on our capacity for love shapes this sweeping story of two friends, torn apart by family and life’s journeys but bound by something deeper.
This rich, beautiful and inexpressibly sad film is about the friendship between men who can’t talk about their feelings and about winning and losing at the great game of life. Set in the Italian Alps, two boys become firm friends until parents separate them. But fate reunites Bruno and Pietro as tough, bearded young men, played with subtlety and gentleness by Alessandro Borghi and Luca Marinelli. After a reticent, wary start Bruno suggests that, as neither have any work on, they spend an Alpine summer building a shack in the valley that will be their special place. This is a movie with air in its lungs and love in its heart. (Subtitles)
Italy 2022 Felix van Groeningen/Charlotte Vandermeersch 147m
When her family moves from the city to the suburbs, 11-year-old Margaret navigates new friends, feelings, and the beginning of adolescence.
Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who isn't happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets. Adapted from Judy Blume’s coming-of-age classic.
USA 2023 Kelly Fremon Craig
Philip Marlowe on Screen
A talk exploring the portrayals on screen of the legendary private eye, illustrated by a range of clips.
Marlowe is back on the big screen - 45 years after the last Marlowe feature film, Liam Neeson has taken on the role and this talk will consider the merits of this latest interpretation and those of his predecessors.
Thu 8 June 18:00 – In the Auditorium
Government program Plan 75 encourages senior citizens to be euthanized to remedy an aged society.
A low fertility rate combined with a high life expectancy, healthy lifestyles, and excellent medical care — not to mention the insularity of the nation and a strict immigration policy — have conjured the perfect storm and won Japan the menacing record of being the oldest country in the world. An elderly woman, Michi, whose means of survival are vanishing, a pragmatic Plan 75 salesman, and a young Filipino labourer face choices of life and death. As Michi is slowly sucked into the euthanasia program, the whole thing is couched in bland, gently patronizing tones that perfectly mimic the language of Japanese bureaucracy and public information campaigns. A fascinating indictment of ageism. (Subtitles)
Japan 2022 Chie Hayakawa 113m