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OFS 2014-2015 Films


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September 11-13
A FANTASTIC WOMAN/UNA MUJER FANTÁSTICA*. Chile/Germany/Spain/US, 2017 (drama, 100 min.) Dir.: Sebastián Lelio. With: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco. Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2018.

DARKEST HOUR. UK/US, 2017 (biographical drama, 125 min.) Dir.: Joe Wright. With: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas. In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or fight on. Winner of two Oscars including Best Actor 2018.

October 2-4
THE INSULT/L'INSULTE*. France/Cyprus/Belgium/Lebanon/US, 2017 (drama, 112 min.) Dir.: Ziad Doueiri. With: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh. After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention. Nominee Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2018.

THE RIDER. US, 2017 (drama, 104 min.) Dir.: Chloé Zhao. With: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau. After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. Best Picture Athens International Film Festival 2017.

November 6-8
IN SYRIA/INSYRIATED*. Belgium/France/Lebanon, 2017 (war drama, 85 min.) Dir.: Philippe Van Leeuw. With: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis. A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. (Disturbing  content).

SHORT TERM 12. US, 2013 (drama, 96 min.) Dir.: Destin Daniel Cretton. With: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr. A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

December 4-6
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Italy/France/Brazil/US, 2017 (drama-romance, 132 min.) Dir.: Luca Guadagnino. With: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg. In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant. Nominee Best Motion Picture Oscar 2018. (Sexual content).

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE/TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN*. Finland/Germany, 2017 (comedy-drama, 100 min.) Dir.: Aki Kaurismäki. With: Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen, Dome Karukoski. A poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.

January 8-10
TANNA*. Australia/Vanuatu, 2015 (adventure-drama, 104 min.) Dir.: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean. With: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa, Marceline Rofit. Set on a remote Pacific island and enacted by the Yakel tribe, this heartfelt story tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new. Nominee Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2017.

THE THIRD MURDER/SANDOME NO SATSUJIN*. Japan, 2017 (mystery, 124 min.) Dir.: Hirokazu Koreeda. With: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima. A courtroom drama centered around the murder of a factor y president.

February 5-7
IN THE FADE/AUS DEM NICHTS*. Germany/France, 2017 (crime drama, 106 min.) Dir.: Fatih Akin. With: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar. Katja seeks justice after the murder of her Kurdish husband and son by a couple of Neo-Nazis. Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language, Golden Globes 2018.

BACK TO BURGUNDY/CE QUI NOUS LIE*. France, 2017 (comedydrama, 113 min.) Dir.: Cédric Klapisch. With: Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil. After a 10-year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to rebuild their relationship and trust as a family again.

March 5-7
THE DIVINE ORDER/DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG*. Switzerland, 2017 (comedy-drama, 96 min.) Dir.: Petra Biondina Volpe. With: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig. In 1971 Switzerland, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.

INDIAN HORSE. Canada, 2017 (drama, 101 min.) Dir.: Stephen S. Campanelli. With: Sladen Peltier, Forrest Goodluck, Ajuawak Kapashesit. Follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism. (Disturbing content).

April 2-4
LOVELESS/NELYUBOV*. Russia/France/Germany/Belgium/US, 2017 (drama, 127 min.) Dir.: Andrey Zvyagintsev. With: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov. A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Best Foreign Film, Cesar Awards; Nominee Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2018.

MEDITATION PARK*. Canada, 2017 (drama, 94 min.) Dir.: Mina Shum. With: Sandra Oh, Liane Balaban, Cur tis Lum. An aging woman questions her life after suspecting her husband is having an affair.

April 30-May 2
FOXTROT*. Israel/Switzerland/Germany/France, 2017 (drama, 108 min.) Dir.: Samuel Maoz. With: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray. A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post. Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2017.


* English subtitles / Sous-titres anglais

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