designated a Heritage Building, the Mayfair is the most unique
movie venue in Ottawa. Under new management, the theatre is undergoing
upgrades including new seats & Dolby digital sound. Join us at
the New Mayfair for a classic movie-going experience.
TUYAS MARRIAGE/TUYA DE HUN SHI*
China 2007 (86 min.). Dir.: Quanan Wang. With: Nan Yu, Bater,
Senge, Zhaya. Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback
causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her
and her disabled husband. Golden Bear and Ecumenical Jury Prize,
Berlin IFF 2007..
CENTRAL STATION/CENTRAL DO BRAZIL*
Brazil/France 1998 (111 min.), drama. Dir.: Walter Salles. With:
Fernanda Montenegro, Marília Pêra, Vinícius
de Oliveira. Emotional journey of a former school teacher and
a motherless boy, searching for the father he never knew. Golden
Bear and Ecumenical Jury Prize, Berlin IFF 1998 (mature themes:
THE EDGE OF HEAVEN/AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE* Germany/
Turkey/Italy 2007 (122 min.), drama. Dir.: Fatih Akin. With: Nurgül
Yesilçay, Baki Davrak. A Turkish man travels to Istanbul
to find the daughter of his fathers former girlfriend. Best
Screenplay Award, Cannes 2007.
BELLE DE JOUR* France/Italy
1967 (101 min.), drama. Dir.: Luis Buñuel. With: Catherine
Deneuve, Jean Sorel. Severine, a beautiful young woman married
to a doctor, remains chaste in her marriage while entertaining
her sexual desires in a brothel by day. Golden Lion, Venice IFF
1967 (mature themes: erotica).
A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES/ZAMANI BARAYÉ MASTI ASBHA*
Iran 2000 (80 min.), drama. Dir.: Bahman Ghobadi. With: Ayoub
Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi. Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters)
try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill. Golden
Camera and FIPRESCI Award, Cannes 2000.
BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT/CRNA MACKA, BELI
MACOR* France/ Germany/Yugoslavia 1998 (135 min.),
romantic comedy. Dir.: Emir Kusturica. With: Bajram Severdzan,
Srdjan Todorovic, Branka Katic. Balkan gangster film with grossly
exaggerated characters, a weird plot, and many visual gags. Silver
Lion for the best director, Venice IFF 1998.
THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN/LA GRAINE ET LE MULET* France
2007 (151 min.), drama. Dir.: Abdel Kachiche. With: Habib Boufares,
Hafsia Herzi, Farida Benkhetache. A broken Tunisian family living
in France gradually rejoins around a restaurant project, which
could lead to a better life. Special Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Award,
Venice IFF 2007..
THREE COLOURS: WHITE/TROIS COULOURS:
BLANC* France/ Poland/Switzerland 1994 (91 min.), comedy.
Dir.: Krzysztof Kieslowski. With: Zbigniew Zamachowski, July Delpy,
Janusz Gajos. Second part of Kieslowkis trilogy of colours
is a tragicomic story of a Polish immigrant whose wife wants to
divorce him because he cannot perform in bed. Silver Bear, Berlin
STILL LIFE/SANXIA HAOREN* China/Hong Kong 2006 (111 min.), drama. Dir.: Zhang Ke Jia With: Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han, Lizhen Ma and Hongwei Wang. Two couples return to the soon-to-be-flooded town of Fengjie in China to salvage what they can and say good-bye to things they lost. Golden Lion, Venice IFF 2006.
THE WRESTLER US 2008 (105
min.), action/drama. Dir.: Darren Aronofsky. With: Mickey Rourke,
Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood. Retired professional wrestler
Randy "The Ram" Robinson makes his way through the independent
circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown.
Golden Lion, Venice IFF 2008.
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