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September 10-13
Nowhere in Africa* – Germany, 2002 (138 min.) Dir.: Caroline Link. With: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo. Autobiographical account of German Jewish family’s forced emigration to Kenya during WWII as told from the point of view of a young girl. Best Foreign Film Oscar.
+ Jalla! Jalla!* – Sweden, 2000 (88 min.) Dir.: Josef Fares. With: Fares Fares, Torkel Petersson, Tuva Novotny. Spirited youthful comedy about a young Lebanese man trying to get out of an arranged marriage — while his best friend is confronting male sexual dysfunction.

October 15-18
Talk to Her/Hable con ella* – Spain, 2002 (112 min.) Dir.: Pedro Almodóvar. With: Javier Cámara, Dario Grandinetti, Rosario Flores. Story of two men who meet by accident and who, by coincidence, happen to be in love with women, both of whom are in comas. Golden Globe Best Foreign Film.
+ Till Human Voices Wake Us – Australia, 2001 (96 min.) Dir.: Michael Petroni. With: Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter, Lindley Joyner. One man’s retrospection of his experiences as a 15-year-old and present-day events leading him to a new outlook on life.

November 12-15
The Pianist – France/Poland/Germany/U.K., 2002 (148 min.) Dir.: Roman Polanski. With: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman. Harrowing true-life story of concert pianist who, against all odds, survives his incarceration in the Warsaw ghetto during WWII. Best Director and Actor Oscars as well as Best Film Oscar Nominee.
+ Pauline And Paulette* – Belgium, 2001 (78 min.) Dir.: Lieven Debrauwer. With: Dora van der Groen, Ann Petersen, Rosemarie Bergmans, Idwig Stephane. A touching yet simple story about two women who must decide how to care for their ageing, mentally-challenged sister.

December 10-13
Satin Rouge* – Tunisia/France, 2002 (99 min.) Dir.: Raja Amari. With: Hiam Abbass, Hend El Fahem, Maher Kamoun. Lilia, a middle-aged, middle-class widow in Tunis, discovers the joys of belly-dancing.
+ Bend It Like Beckham – U.K., 2002 (112 min.) Dir.: Gurinder Chadha. With: Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Conflict arises between teenage girl from a traditional Sikh family and her desire to play professional soccer for England.

January 7-10
Mostly Martha* – Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy, 2002 (107 min.) Dir.: Sandra Nettelbeck. With: Martina Gedeck, Sergio Castellito, Maxime Foerste. Charming relationship comedy about food, gourmet cooking and emotionally chilling out.
+ Happy Times* – China, 2002 (95 min.) Dir.: Zhang Yimou. With: Zhao Benshan, Dong Jie, Li Xuejian. Wise, gentle and sad comedy about a 50-something retired factory worker’s quest to convince his fiancée that he is a man of substance.

February 4-7
Heaven* – Germany/U.S., 2002 (97 min.) Dir.: Tom Tykwer. With: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca. Krzysztof Kieslowski-written romantic-thriller centering around an English schoolteacher-turned-bomber and her relationship with an Italian police officer.
+ Ararat – Canada, 2002 (116 min.) Dir.: Atom Egoyan. With: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Arsinée Khanjian, Bruce Greenwood. Film-within-a-film centring on how the Turkish government treated its Armenian citizens in 1915, and how modern artists and filmmakers re-invent and re-shape history. 5 Genies including Best Picture.

March 10-13
Behind the Sun* – Brazil/France/Switzerland, 2001 (92 min.) Dir.: Walter Salles. With: José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Falvia Marco Antonio. Sun-soaked tale of revenge that tranforms into a romance when the circus comes to town. Golden Globe Best Foreign Film Nominee.
+ Divine Intervention* – France/Morocco/Germany, 2002 (92 min.) Dir.: Elia Suleiman. With: Elia Suleiman, Manal Khader, Nayef Fahoum Daher, George Ibrahim. Black comedy centering on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective. Cannes Jury Prize winner.

March 31-April 3
Rabbit-Proof Fence – Australia/U.K., 2002 (93 min.) Dir.: Phillip Noyce. With: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh. True story of three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls’ incredible 2,400 km trek across Austalian desert to escape government internment.
+ The Man Without a Past* – Finland/Germany/France, 2002 (97 min.) Dir.: Aki Kaurismäki. With: Markku Peltola, Kait Outinen, Annikki Tähti, Juhani Niemelä. An eccentric comedy about an amnesia victim who finds a new life — and romance — among the homeless and disenfranchised. Cannes Grand Prize winner as well as Best Foreign Film Oscar Nominee.

April 28 - May 1
Les Invasions barbares/The Barbarian Invasions*– Canada/France, 2003 (112 min.) Dir.: Denys Arcand. With: Rémy Girard, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal. Sequel to Arcand’s 1986 masterpiece, Le déclin de l’empire américain/The Decline of the American Empire continues its survey of male-female sexual mores and much more. Cannes Best Screenplay and Actress awards.
+ Y tu mam? tambi?n/And Your Mother Too!* – Mexico, 2001 (106 min.) Dir.: Alphonso Cuarón. With: Maribei Verdú, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna. Coming of Age road movie where a couple of teenage boys persuade an alluring Spanish woman to leave Mexico City and accompany them into the Mexican countryside. Golden Globe Best Foreign Film Nominee.

* English subtitles / Sous-titres anglais

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