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September 8-11
GOOD BYE, LENIN!* – Germany, 2003 (121 min) Dir.: Wolfgang Becker. With: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Maria Simon, Chulpan Khamatova. Tender-hearted Rip Van Winkle-like story about son who deceives his socialist mother into thinking that East Germany still exists after she goes into an 8-month coma just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
+MONSIEUR IBRAHIM* – France, 2003 (95 min) Dir.: François Dupeyron. With: Omar Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki. Teenager finds friendship and understanding in his relationship with the local grocer played by Sharif.

October 13-16
OSAMA* – Afghanistan/Japan/Ireland, 2003 (82 min) Dir.: Siddiq Barmak. With: Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar. In a family whose men have all been killed at war, a 12 year-old Afghan girl must disguise herself as a boy to become the family breadwinner.
+I AM DINA* – Denmark/Norway, 2002 (128 min) Dir.: Ole Bornedal. With: Maria Bonnevie, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Eccleston, Pernilla August. The trials and tribulations in the life of a 19th century Norwegian girl named Dina who, as a child, accidentally causes the death of her mother.

November 10-13
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING – U.K./Luxembourg, 2003 (99 min) Dir.: Peter Webber. With: Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt. Fictional exploration of relationship between 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer and his maid who posed for one of his most famous paintings.
+LOST IN TRANSLATION – U.S., 2003 (105 min.) Dir.: Sofia Coppola. With: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi. Bob Harris, a faded movie star, is in Tokyo making a whisky commercial. With a nagging wife back home and suffering from jet lag and cultural shock, he finds a kindred spirit in Charlotte, a woman in her early 20s.

December 8-11
WHALE RIDER – New Zealand/Germany, 2002 (101 min). Dir.: Niki Caro. With: Keisha Castle Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Cliff Curtis. Heart-warming tale of Maori girl's quest to be accepted as future leader of her tribe.
+KITCHEN STORIES* – Norway, 2003 (95 min) Dir.: Bent Hamer. With: Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Reine Brynolfsson. Comedic experiment gone wrong where detached researcher and his male subject end up becoming best friends.

January 5-8
CALENDAR GIRLS – U.K., 2003 (108 min) Dir.: Nigel Cole. With: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett. A Women’s Institute chapter’s fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.
+SUPER SIZE ME – U.S., 2004 (98 min.) Dir.: Morgan Spurlock. With: Morgan Spurlock. Documentary. The statistics are staggering, America is the fattest nation on earth with two-thirds of the adults overweight or obese. The fast-food industry and McDonald’s are the culprits. As an experiment, Morgan Spurlock decided to eat exclusively at McDonald’s for 30 days to prove the ill effects!

February 2-5
THE SAMSARA* – France/Italy/India/Germany, 2001 (138 min) Dir.: Nalin Pan. With: Shawn Ku, Christy Chung, Neelesha Ba Vora. A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas.
+SINCE OTAR LEFT...* – France/Belgium/Georgia, 2003 (102 min.) Dir.: Julie Bertucelli. With: Esther Gorintin, Nino Khomasuridze, Dinara Drukarova. Three women live together in post-Soviet Georgia. Ada, 25, lives in a cramped two-room flat with her mother Marina and grandmother Eka. Ever since Otar, Eka’s beloved son, left to work in France, news from him is very sparse.

March 9-12

THE CUCKOO* – Russia, 2002 (104 min) Dir.: Aleksandr Rogozhkin. With: Ville Haapasalo, Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Viktor Bychkov. Anti-war comedy set in 1944 Lapland where wounded Russian army captain meets Finnish soldier while taking refuge on a remote reindeer farm of a young Lapp widow.
+AMERICAN SPLENDOR – U.S., 2003 (100 min) Dir.: Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. With: Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner. Docudrama based on the life of Harvey Pekar, underground writer of the comic book series American Splendor.

April 6-9
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS – U.K., 2002 (97 min) Dir.: Stephen Frears. With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sergi López. An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life including the black market trade in human organs for transplants.
+THE PURPLE BUTTERFLY* – China/France, 2003 (127 min) Dir.: Ye Lou. With: Ziyi Zhang, Ye Liu, Yuanzheng Feng. Thriller centering on Ding Hui who is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese-occupied Shanghai.

May 4-7
ALEXANDRA’S PROJECT – Australia, 2003 (103 min) Dir.: Rolf de Heer. With: Gary Sweet, Helen Buday, Bogdan Koca. A regular suburban family man comes home from work on his birthday to find a deserted house and a videotape waiting to be played.
+THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL* – Germany/Mongolia, 2003 (93 min) Dir.: Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni. With: Janchiv Ayurzana, Chimed Ohin, Amgaabazar Gonson. Narrative documentary about a family of nomadic shepherds in the Gobi Desert assisting the births of their camel herd and, in particular, that of a rare white colt that had been rejected by its mother.

* English subtitles / Sous-titres anglais

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