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September 17-19
COLD WAR/ZIMNA WOJNA*. Poland/UK/France, 2018 (drama, 89 min) Dir.: Paweł Pawlikowski. With: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc. In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France. Best Director Award, Cannes IFF 2018; Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2019.

FREE SOLO. US, 2018 (documentary, 100 min) Dir.: Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. With: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin. Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to free solo climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Best Documentary Feature Oscar 2019.

October 8-10
SHOPLIFTERS/MANBIKI KAZOKU*. Japan 2018 (crime drama, 121 min) Dir.: Hirokazu Kore-eda. With: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Miyu Sasaki. A family of small-time crooks take in a child they found outside in the cold. Palme d’Or Cannes IFF 2018; Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2019.

THE GUILTY/DEN SKYLDIGE*. Denmark, 2018 (crime drama-thriller, 85 min) Dir.: Gustav Möller. With: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi. A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Audience Choice Award, Sundance IFF 2018.

November 5-7
THE TEACHER/UČITEĽKA*. Slovakia/Czech Republic, 2016 (comedy-satire, 102 min) Dir.: Jan Hrebejk. With: Zuzana Mauréry, Zuzana Konecná, Csongor Kassai. Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents.

THE FAVOURITE. Ireland/UK/US, 2018 (history-drama, 119 min) Dir.: Yorgos Lanthimos. With: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz. In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, things change. Best Actress Oscar 2019; Nominee, Best Motion Picture of the Year Oscar 2019.

December 3-5
STAN & OLLIE. UK/Canada/US, 2018 (comedy-drama, 98 min) Dir.: Jon S. Baird. With: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson. Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

PATERSON. US/France/Germany, 2016 (comedy-drama, 118 min) Dir.: Jim Jarmusch. With: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani. A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes IFF 2016.

January 7-9
NEVER LOOK AWAY/WERK OHNE AUTOR*. Germany, 2018 (history-drama, 169 min) Dir.: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.  With: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer.  German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime. Nominee Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2017.

February 4-6
CAPERNAUM/CAPHARNAUM*. Lebanon/US/France, 2018 (drama, 126 min) Dir.: Nadine Labaki. With: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw. While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect. Jury Prize and the Ecumenical Jury Prize, Cannes 2018; Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, 2019.

THE LAST SUIT/EL ULTIMO TRAJE*. Argentina/Spain, 2017 (drama, 91 min) Dir.: Pablo Solarz. With: Miguel Ángel Solá, Ángela Molina, Martín Piroyansky. Abraham Bursztein, an 88 year-old Jewish tailor, runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II.

March 3-5
WOMAN AT WAR/KONA FER I STRIO*. Iceland/France/Ukraine, 2018 (comedy-drama, 101 min) Dir.: Benedikt Erlingsson. With: Halldóra Geirlarðsdóttin, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camilo Roman Estrada. Halla, a determined environmental activist in her forties, fights the local aluminum industry but the situation gets out of hand in an unexpected way. Best Actress Award, Montreal Festival of New Cinema 2018.

GREEN BOOK*. US, 2018 (drama, 130 min.) Dir.:Peter Farrelly. With:Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Best Motion Picture of the Year Oscar 2019.

March 31-April 2 POSTPONED
ANTIGONE*. Canada, 2019 (drama, 109 min) Dir.: Sophie Deraspe. With: Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers. An adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy which takes place in modern day Montreal. To the law of men, the young Antigone apposes her own sets of values, especially her loyalty to her family. TIFF, Best Canadian Feature Film 2019; Canada's submission for Best International Feature Film Oscar 2019.

EDGE OF THE KNIFE/SGAAWAAY K’UUNA*. Canada, 2018 (drama, 99 min) Dir.: Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown. With: Tyler York, William Russ, Adeana Young. Two extended Haida Gwaii families gather for their annual summer fishing retreat. During the retreat, Adiits’ii accidentally causes the death of his best friend’s son, runs into the wilderness and spirals into insanity. Best Canadian Feature Film/Most Popular Canadian Film, Vancouver IFF, 2018.

May 5-7
THE GRIZZLIES*. Canada, 2018 (drama, 102 min) Dir.: Miranda de Pencier. With: Jack Anawak, Fred Bailey, Seth Burke. In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students’ lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse. Audience Award, Palm Springs IFF 2018.

JULIET, NAKED*. US/UK, 2018, (comedy, 97 min) Dir.: Jesse Peretz. With: Chris O’Dowd, Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke. Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, has an unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, also the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.


* English subtitles / Sous-titres anglais

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