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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Movies at Darb 17 18 in March

Cinema al Fourn March selection at Darb 17 18.

Films begin at 8:00 PM
All films are subtitled in English
Ticket: 10 LE

Wednesday March 14, 2012
Three Colors: White* (1994) - France/Poland/Switzerland, Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski

A black comedy set in Paris, the film depicts Karol Karol, a shy man who, after being left by his wife in humiliating circumstances, loses his money, his residency, and his friends. As a deeply ashamed beggar in Warsaw, Karol begins his effort to restore equality to his life through revenge. This film illustrates the second theme of the Three Colors trilogy, equality, through the twin desires of the protagonist Karol Karol.*Mature audiences

Monday March 19, 2012
Three Colors: Red* (1994) - France/Poland/Switzerland, Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski

The final film of The Three Colors Trilogy, which examines the French Revolutionary ideals; it is preceded by Blue and White. Kieślowski had announced that this would be his final film, which proved true with the director's sudden death in 1996. Red is about fraternity, which it examines by showing characters whose lives gradually become closely interconnected, with bonds forming between two characters who appear to have little in common.*Mature audiences only

Wednesday March 21, 2012
Secret Sunshine (Miryang) (2007) - South Korea, Director: Le Chang-dong

A master of intensely emotional human drama, director Lee Chang-dong is a luminary of contemporary Korean cinema, and hi place on the international stage was cemented by this stirring and unpredictable work examining grief and deliverance. An effortless mix of lightness and uncompromising darkness, Secret Sunshine stars Cannes best actress winner Jeon Do-yeon as a widowed piano teacher who moves with her young son from Seoul to her late husband's provincial hometown for a fresh start. Quietly expressive, supple filmmaking and sublime performances distinguish this remarkable portrayal of the search for grace and tragedy.

Monday March 26, 2012
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – USA, Director: Stanley Kubrick

2001: A Space Odyssey is Stanely Kubrick's dazzling achievement, a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump-cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted realms of space, perhaps even into immortality.

Wednesday March 28, 2012
The Tree of Life (2011) – USA, Director: Terrence Malick

This stunningly original triumph from visionary director Terrence Malick follows the life journey of Jack O'Brien (played by an adult as Sean Penn), the eldest son of a fractured Texas family. Brad Pitt delivers a powerful performance as the cataclysmic force of nature in Jack's world, his complex and rigidly authoritarian father. Hailed as a visually breathtaking masterpiece by critics and audiences alike, The Tree of Life won the Cannes Film Festival's highest honor.

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