NOTE: Many past festival films are available at the HOYT Library for viewing!
Germany, 2012, Drama, 127 min., PG13
Synopsis: A married couple in their 80s (Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant) are cultivated retired music teachers. When their musician daughter (Emmanuelle Riva) suffers a stroke, the couple's bond is severely tested.
Won best foreign language Oscar. Winner at Cannes, Cesar, Golden Globes.
“A movie that is utterly worthy of its all-encompassing title.”
–Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
UK, 2012, Comedy/Crime/Drama, 106 min., NR
Co-sponsors: Patricia Evans, Margaret Clark
Synopsis: A broke new father (Paul Brannigan) is in serious trouble with the law. A judge grants him community service instead of jail, where he meets three former petty criminals also down on their luck.
Winner at Cannes
“A lark, but it's a serious-minded lark, addressing issues of class and culture, the haves and have-nots.”
–Steve Rea, The Philadelphis Inquirer
Romania, 2012, Drama, 155 min., NR
Co-sponsors: Stella Thelan, Patricia Bourdow
Synopsis: Two young women who grew up in the same orphanage meet again an isolated Orthodox convent in Romania -- where one of them has found refuge and the other now living in Germany pays a visit. What follows is an exorcism and doubt in religious choices.
Winner at Cannes.
“It is a haunting movie, dealing with superstitions, possession, even exorcism.”
–Bill Goodykuntz, Arizona Republic
USA, 2013, Drama, 106 min., PG-13
Sponsored by Delta Public Broadcasting
Synopsis: Set in New Mexico during WWII, an enigmatic elderly woman with supernatural healing powers helps a young Chicano man contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.
“An offbeat slice of Americana will intrigue thoughtful moviegoers.”
–Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
Netherlands, 2012, Comedic/Fable, 86 min., R
Co-sponsors: Judy Lynch, Sue/Pat Kaltenbach
Synopsis: A New York woman apprentices for a dance company (despite the fact she is not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams (even as their possible reality dwindles) with joy and lightness...
“It’s a smart, wry and surprisingly tender film about standing at the crossroads of adulthood.”
–Cara Nash, FILMINK Australia
Norway, 2012, Historical Drama/Adventure, 118 min., PG-13
Sponsored by David/Audrey Lewis
Synopsis: In 1947, legendary Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and a crew of five crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft. This movie tells about the origin of Heyerdahl's idea and the events surrounding the group's 4,300-mile voyage.
“Kon-Tiki is a widescreen man-against-nature epic, beautifully shot and boasting seamless, stunning visual effects.”
–tephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
USA, 2012, Comedy/Drama, 97 min., PG-13
Sponsored by Barb Doran
Synopsis: Newly single and uninspired by his job in college admissions, an 35-year-old introverted man (Josh Radnor, who also wrote and directed)) accepts an invitation to speak at his alma mater. There he meets a 19-year-old college student (Elizabeth Olsen) and his old romantics teacher (Allison Janney), and his love life begins several twists and turns.
“An insightful, touching and amusing three-generational study that is anything but sophomoric.”
–Cameron Meier, Orlando Weekly
Australia, 2012 , Drama, 108 min., NR
Synopsis: Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions.
“Lore is not a pretty story, but it is a good and sadly believable one.”
–Tom Long, Detroit News
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