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International Series - Thursday

September 21
OLGA*. Ukraine/Switzerland, 2021 (sports drama, 85 min.) Dir.: Elie Grappe. With: Anastasia Budiashkina, Sabrina Rubtsova, Stephanie Chuat. A 15-year-old Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland works to secure a place at the country's National Sports Center. When the Euromaiden revolt breaks out in her homeland, anxieties rise as her family gets involved.

+ THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. UK, 2022 (comedy-drama, 114 min.) Dir.: Martin McDonagh. With: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon. Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them. Winner, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Golden Globes, 2023.

October 12 
DRUNKEN BIRDS/LES OISEAUX IVRES*. Canada, 2021 (drama, 105 min.) Dir.: Ivan Grbovic. With: Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Hélène Florent, Claude Legault. Willy's quest to find his long-lost love has brought him from Mexico to Montréal as a seasonal worker. Destinies intersect, worlds collide, and tensions swell amidst the long days of physical labor. Winner, Prix Iris (Québec) Best Film, 2022.

November 9
CLOSE*. Belgium/France, 2022 (drama, 104 min.) Dir.: Lukas Dhont. With: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Weele, Émilie Dequenne. The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys, Léo and Rémi, is suddenly disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Rémi's mother. Nominee, Best International Feature Film Oscar, 2023.

December 7 
THE QUIET GIRL/AN CAILIN CIUIN*. Ireland, 2022 (drama, 95 min.) Dir.: Colm Bairéad. With: Carrie Crowley, Catherine Clinch, Michael Patric. A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are no secrets, she discovers one. Nominee, Best International Feature Film Oscar, 2023.

Women TalkingJanuary 11
WOMEN TALKING. Canada, 2022 (drama, 104 min.) Dir.: Sarah Polley. With: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Sheila McCarthy. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community struggle to reconcile a brutal reality with their faith: do nothing, stay and fight, or leave. Winner, Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, 2023.

February 8
JOYLAND*. Pakistan/USA, 2022 (drama, 126 min.) Dir.: Saim Sadiq. With:Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan. The youngest son in a traditional Pakistani family takes a job as a backup dancer in a Bollywood-style burlesque and quickly becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman who runs the show. Winner, Best International Film, Independent Spirit Award 2023.

March 7
BROKER/BEUROKEO*. South Korea, 2022 (comedy-crime-drama, 129 min.) Dir.: Kore-eda Hirokazu. With: Song Kang-ho, Ji-eun Lee, Gang Dong-won. When a young mother reconsiders abandoning her baby, she discovers a scheme selling foundlings for adoption. Winner, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes Film Festival 2022.

April 4
SUBTRACTION*. Iran, 2022 (noir thriller, 107 min.) Dir.: Mani Haghighi. With: Taraneh Alidoosti, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Ali Bagheri. A married couple believe they have met their doppelgängers in Tehran. Nominee, Golden Camera Award, Cannes Film Festival 2022.

+ WHITE DOG/CHIEN BLANC*. Canada, 2022 (drama, 96 min.) Dir.:Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette. With: Denis Ménochet, Kacey Rohl, K.C. Collins. As the US explodes in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King, writer Romain Gary, humanist and animal lover, and his wife, star Jean Seberg, civil rights activist, welcome an abandoned dog into their home. 

May 2
LIVING. UK, 2022 (drama, 102 min.) Dir.: Oliver Hermanus. With: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp. In 1950s London, a humorless bureaucrat decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis. Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Oscar, 2023. Nominee, Outstanding British Film of the Year, BAFTA Film Award, 2023.


* English subtitles / Sous-titres anglais

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