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Previous Films

Season:  2019

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Some Like It Hot

Director : Billy Wilder

Country : USA

Release Date : 1959

Duration : 121 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

Hysterical, evergreen, screwball comedy. Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and are on the run from the mob. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis have to cross-dress and join an all-female band in order to make their escape. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems: one falls for band singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) but can’t divulge his gender to her, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take “No” for an answer.  It was said to be “morally objectionable” by the Roman Catholic Church’s Legion of Decency, which makes it a winner in our book.

Wilder’s 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft.”  (Roger Ebert)

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Director : Lucrecia Martel

Country : Argentina

Release Date : 2017

Duration : 115 mins

Language : Spanish

Subtitles : Yes

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go while he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama realises that everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that pursues a dangerous bandit who has troubled the area for many years.

Filled with situations that mirror the social and racial preconception of the time, this hypnotic tale of punishment and atrocious colonialism is an engrossing experience, likely to be turned into a cult film.”  (Filipe Freitas – Film Threat)

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The Station Agent

Director : Tom McCarthy

Country : USA

Release Date : 2003

Duration : 90 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No


When his only friend dies, Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) moves to an abandoned train station in rural New Jersey, to live the life of a hermit. His attempt at solitude is soon interrupted, however, by interactions with his neighbours, including Olivia (Patricia Clarkson), a struggling artist coping with the recent death of her young son, and Joe (Bobby Cannavale), a thirty-year-old with a talent for cooking and an insatiable hunger for conversation – whether anyone wants to talk to him or not.

“As touching and original a movie as you’re likely to see this year … a remarkably assured first film.”  (Ruthe Stein – San Francisco Chronicle)

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Ash Is Purest White

Director : Jia Zhangke

Country : China

Release Date : 2018

Duration : 136 mins

Language : Mandarin

Subtitles : Yes

Initially set in the Jianghu criminal underworld, the film is less a gangster movie than a melodrama. With a three-part structure, it begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Zhao Tao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Liao Fan) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001 post-industrial Datong before expanding out into an epic narrative of how abstract forces shape individual lives, and continues Jia Zhangke’s body of work as a record of 21st-century China and its warp-speed transformations. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Despite the volcanic metaphor of the film’s title, it’s a tale characterised not by violent release, but by a steady – and ultimately compassionate – spirit of resolve …”  (Pat Padua – Washington Post)

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Director : Ousmane Sembène

Country : Senegal

Release Date : 2004

Duration : 120 mins

Language : French and Bambara

Subtitles : Yes


Set in a small African village, four young girls who face a ritual “purification” flee to the household of Colle’ Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from mutilation. Colle’ invokes the time-honoured custom of moolaadé (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives. Tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Colle’ against a village traditionalists (both male and female) and endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne.

Thrilling and alive and far more entertaining and exciting and easy to watch than just about any message movie you have ever seen … a cinematic triumph of the highest order.”  (Tim Brayton – Antagony & Ecstasy)

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Director : Kogonada

Country : South Korea / USA

Release Date : 2017

Duration : 104 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

Casey lives with her mother, a recovering addict, in a little-known Midwestern town. Jin, a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his estranged, dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the modernist buildings that surround them. Beautifully filmed on location in Columbus, Indiana, this tender meditation on love, loss and architecture is the directorial feature debut for South Korean writer / director Kogonada.

Wonderfully acted and artfully composed, ‘Columbus’ balances the clean lines of architecture against the messiness of love, with tenderly moving results.”  (Rotten Tomatoes website)

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Wild Strawberries

Director : Ingmar Bergman

Country : Sweden

Release Date : 1957

Duration : 88 mins

Language : Swedish

Subtitles : Yes



Possibly Ingmar Bergman’s greatest film, this profound character study chronicles an automobile trip taken by an elderly medical professor to accept an honorary degree. Incidents and conversations occurring during the journey are intermixed with dreams and memories as the old man comes to terms with the life he has lived. The film was strongly referenced by Woody Allen when he made Deconstructing Harry.

Victor Sjöström’s magnificent performance carries an emotional authority that gives Bergman’s great movie … warmth and … accessibility.”  (Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian)

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The Gods Must Be Crazy

Director : Jamie Uys

Country : South Africa

Release Date : 1980

Duration : 104 mins

Language : English, Afrikaans and Kx'a

Subtitles : Yes

Kalahari bushman Xi (played by genuine bushman N!xau) is as surprised as the rest of his tribe when a Coke bottle, thrown from a passing plane, lands in the middle of their village. This “gift from the gods” proves to be a mixed blessing when the tribesmen fight over it and eventually use it for a weapon. To keep peace in the village, Xi is assigned to take the bottle to “the end of the earth” and throw it back to the gods. Meanwhile, back in urbanised South Africa, Kate Thompson (Sandra Prinsloo) leaves her office job in the city to take a job teaching Kalahari children. Once in the wilderness, she finds herself constantly bumping into clumsy microbiologist Andrew Steyn (Marius Weyers). Originally slated for limited domestic distribution in 1982, The Gods Must Be Crazy was picked up for American consumption by 20th Century-Fox in 1984. Within a few weeks, ‘word of mouth’ transformed it into the biggest foreign box office hit ever released in the U.S.

The comedy has a Keystone Cops feel and the film is also touching. These kinds of silly movies just aren’t made anymore and that’s too bad.” (Austin Kennedy – Sin Magazine)

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Director : Benh Zeitlin

Country : USA

Release Date : 2012

Duration : 93 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No



In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

A blast of sheer, improbable joy, a boisterous, thrilling action movie with a protagonist who can hold her own … Hushpuppy, the 6-year-old heroine has a smile to charm fish out of the water and a scowl so fierce it can stop monsters in their tracks.”  (A.O. Scott – New York Times)

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Uncle Boonmee

Director : Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Country : Thailand

Release Date : 2010

Duration : 113 mins

Language : Thai & Isan

Subtitles : Yes


Uncle Boonmee (Who Can Recall His Past Lives) centres on the last days in the life of its title character. Together with his loved ones – including the spirit of his dead wife and his lost son who has returned as a forest spirit – Boonmee explores his previous lives as he contemplates the reasons for his illness, on a rural northern Thailand farm. Languorous and deeply enigmatic, Uncle Boonmee represents an original take on the ghosts that haunt us.

As is to be expected, Weerasethakul frequently abandons the story for trancelike contemplations of nature, but never before in his work has the device felt more purposeful.”  (Ben Sachs – Chicago Reader)