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The 15th European Film Festival - Movie List (Trinidad & Tobago)

19 October Protected content , Protected content (MovieTowne, POS) - Trinidad

Switzerland
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
20 Oct 1 pm
24 Oct 3:30 pm
1 Nov 10:40 am
8 Nov 10:40 am
11 Nov 1 pm

Sinestesia
DVD – PAL Standard
Switzerland
Director: Erik Bernasconi
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Romance, Thriller, Comedy & Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: PG 13

The film chronicles the vicissitudes of four young adults in two moments of their lives which are in turn linked to two dramatic episodes three years apart. The intervening years see the characters confronted by the usual joys and difficulties of everyday life. However, they also find themselves having to react to a destiny which, every now and again, places a crossroads in our way. The main character is Alan. Around him are his wife, Françoise, his young lover Michela, and Igor, his best friend. The plot of the film is largely based on observations of everyday life and draws on episodes which actually happened. The narration is organized into chapters. Each chapter is inspired by a particular genre of cinema (romance, thriller, comedy, and drama) in order to show the mundane in its multitude of guises. Mostly set in Canton Ticino, the action also shifts between French (Geneva) and German (Lucerne) Switzerland.

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Finland
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
23 Oct 10:40 am
24 Oct 1:15 pm
1 Nov 3 pm

Forbidden Fruit
DVD
Finland
Director: Dome Karukoski
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: PG 13

Two 18-year old girls from a Christian fundamentalist community flee to a city for a summer job. One of the girls, Maria, wants to see how the world is before going back home and getting married to a boy from the same community. She wants to try out things that are forbidden at home: Rhytm music, make up, kissing boys, dancing. The other girl, Raakel, is less adventurous and only wants to make sure Maria does return. The summer of temptations changes the life of one of the girls - for good.

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Germany 1- GE 01
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
23 Oct 5:30 pm
27 Oct 10:40 am
11 Nov 7:45 pm

Whisky with Vodka
DVD
Germany
Director: Andreas Dresen
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: PG 13

When ageing actor Otto Killberg has a few too many and misses a day of shooting, his producer double-casts his role. The rivalry between Otto and his replacement Arno Runge results in a web of intrigue on set, entangling more than just the two actors.
Whiskey mit Vodka / Whiskey with Vodka

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Germany 2 – GE 02
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
20 Oct 5:30 pm
29 Oct 7:45 pm
3 Nov 3 pm
7 Nov 10:40 am
10 Nov 3 pm

Yella
DVD
Germany
Director: Christian Petzold
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 85 mins
Rating: PG 13

Narrowly escaping her volatile ex-husband, Yella flees her small hometown in former East Germany for a new life in the West. She finds a promising job with Phillip, a handsome business executive with whom an unlikely romance soon blossoms. But just as Yella seems posed to realize her dreams, she finds herself haunted by buried truths that threaten to destroy her newfound happiness.

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Germany 3- GE 03
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
20 Oct 10:40 am
31 Oct 1 pm
6 Nov 7:45 pm
8 Nov 5:30 pm
13 Nov 7:45 pm

Die Tränen meiner Mutter / My Mother's Tears
DVD
Germany
Director: Alejandro Cardenas Amelio
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 93 mins
Rating: PG 13

Alex, the son of Argentine refugees, grows up in Berlin during the 80’s. While it is hard for him to adapt to the new environment, it is even harder for his parents. Convinced that he can move objects with his mind power, he tries to use this gift in order to fix his parents’ crumpling relationship. Years later Alex is on his way to his father’s death bed in Buenos Aires, and tells his unusual childhood story.

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Germany 4- GE 04
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
22 Oct 1 pm
27 Oct 3 pm
30 Oct 10:40 am
4 Nov 5:30 pm
11 Nov 5:30 pm

The Flying Classroom
DVD
Germany
Director: Tony Wigand
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Children’s Film/ Literary Adaptation
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: General Audience

Modern version of a novel by Erich Kästner. Jonathan Protected content the new boy at the world famous St. Thomas boarding school in Leipzig. The other boys quickly become his friends. They find a manuscript of a play and decide to perform it, but their choirmaster forbids them to go ahead with it when he realises it is the play he wrote with his friend Robert, who disappeared after his father fled to the West from the GDR.

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Germany 5- GE 05
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
4 Nov 7:45 pm

Life Above All
DVD
South Africa / Germany
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Narrative Feature
Runtime: Protected content
Rating:

Just after the death of her newly-born sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumour that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. The rumour tears apart her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth. A tale of the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart.

Sesotho, with English subtitles
*Feature Movie from TTFF

Netherlands Protected content 01
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
25 Oct 1 pm
30 Oct 7:45 pm
3 Nov 5:30 pm
7 Nov 5:30 pm
10 Nov 5:30 pm
14 Nov 5:30 pm

The Hell of ‘63
DVD
Netherlands
Director: Steven de Jong
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: AA

When conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The Protected content race must be completed by midnight and everyone who finishes receives a medal. This film is based on the true facts of the fateful day in Protected content , due to plunging temperatures and rough terrain, thousands of skaters suffered frostbite and shocking injuries. Only a small number would cross the finish-line, but for those who did, it was to be a life-changing event!

Netherlands 2 – NL 02
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
19 Oct 7:45 pm
24 Oct 5:30 pm
29 Oct 5:30 pm
6 Nov 3:15 pm
13 Nov 3 pm

The Dark House
DVD
Netherlands
Director: Lex Wertwijn
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: AA

Single mother Maria starts to receive anonymous death threats. Together with her children, she flees to her former parental home, where her older sister Ans now lives. During those cold winter days in the secluded seaside house she is confronted with her traumatic childhood memories. But as the people close to her begin to question her state of mind, her assailant closes in.

Netherlands 3 – NL 03
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
20 Oct 3 pm
23 Oct 1 pm
26 Oct 3:15 pm
29 Oct 10:40 am
5 Nov 10:40 am
12 Nov 1 pm

Sniff the Dog
DVD
Netherlands
Director: Jasper Beerthuis
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: AA

Friesland Protected content . After the bombing of Rotterdam, Tom is living on his uncle’s farm in Friesland. When he arrives, he is given a beautiful German Shepherd to keep him company, and the two become inseparable. But as the battlelines approach ever more near, Tom and his Jewish friend, Mirjam, must embark upon the adventure of a lifetime to help the Canadian forces free their country.

Belgium 1 – BEL
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
21 Oct 8 pm
30 Oct 3 pm
2 Nov 5:30 pm
4 Nov 1 pm
9 Nov 5:30 pm

With Friends Like These
DVD
Belgium
Director: Felix van Groeningen
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: 14+

When Black Kelly gets back from New York, she discovers that more has changed than just her hair colour while she’s been away. Reunited with the old gang, she realises that life went on during her absence.
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Spain 1 – SP 01
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
26 Oct 10:40 am
28 Oct 3 pm
2 Nov 7:45 pm
7 Nov 7:45 pm
9 Nov 7:45 pm

Abre Los Ojos/Open Your Eyes
DVD
Spain
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: 14+

César is a wealthy playboy. One night, his best friend Pelayo introduces him to Sofía, whom he falls for immediately. That same night Nuria, his last obsessive fling, offers to take him home. But while on the way, she veers the steering wheel, sending the car off a cliff and triggers

10 Nominations at the Protected content Awards and Winner at the Protected content Mexican Film Festival for Best Ibero-American Film.

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Spain 2 – SP 02
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
21 Oct 5:30 pm
24 Oct 10:40 am
27 Oct 7:45 pm
4 Nov 10:40 am
6 Nov 12:45 pm
11 Nov 10:40 am

En La Ciudad Sin Límites
/The City of No Limits
DVD
Spain
Director: Antonio Hernández
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: PG-13

Victor joins his ailing father, Max, in Paris where he is surprised by his father’s erratic behaviour which masks a real family secret. He decides then and there to help his father find what he is searching for –perhaps just peace of mind.

Winner of many awards including Goya for Best Screenplay (Original) & Best Supporting Actress Protected content .

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Spain 3 – SP 03
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
22 Oct 5:30 pm
24 Oct 7:45 pm
29 Oct 1 pm
5 Nov 3 pm
12 Nov 3 pm

El Perro del Hortelano de Lope de Vega
DVD
Spain
Director: Pilar Miró
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Romance Comedy
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: PG 13

Diana, the countess of Belflor, is young, impulsive and clever. She is in love with Teodoro, her Secretary, but discovers that he is already betrothed to Lady Marcela. Consumed by envy, she tries desperately to separate the two fiancés. The Golden Age Spanish writer Lope de Vega’s language is recreated in the film keeping its freshness.

Winner of several Goya Awards Protected content Best Actress, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Adapted Screenplay, among others.

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Spain 4 – SP 04
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
19 Oct 10:40 am
30 Oct 5:30 pm
1 Nov 1 pm
14 Nov 7:45 pm

REC
DVD
Spain
Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 78 mins
Rating: Protected content

A late-night TV reporter, Ángela Vidal, covers a team of firefighters in Barcelona one night, through the lens of her cameraman, Pablo. They get a call from an apartment building nearby about a trapped woman. When they arrive, they find the residents huddled in the lobby and a woman upstairs who is obviously distressed. What follows is a night that none of them will ever forget.
Awarded Goya Protected content Best Editing, Best New Actress and Protected content (Catalonian International Film Festival) for Best Actress & Best Director.

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Latvia 1 – LAT
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
25 Oct 7:45 pm
28 Oct 1 pm
2 Nov 1 pm
7 Nov 1 pm
14 Nov 1 pm

Return of Sergeant Lapins
DVD PAL
Latvia
Director: Gatis Šmits
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 80 mins
Rating: PG 13

After recovering from an overseas mission, Krists Lapiņš moves into a quiet neighbourhood in Riga. His hopes for a new, peaceful life are disrupted when an unexpected visitor arrives one night. Krists soon finds himself in a swirl of events involving a mysterious blonde, a wannabe private detective, a bankrupt millionaire, and a rigorous cop. In this witty portrayal of modern Latvian society the absurd meets the comic and nothing is what it seems.

Romania 1 – ROM 01
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
19 Oct 3 pm
28 Oct 5:30 pm
1 Nov 7:45 pm

The Rage
DVD
Romania
Director: Radu Muntean
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Action / Drama
Runtime: 83 mins
Rating: PG 13

In order to enter the world of illegal car races, two friends - Luca and Felie - borrow money from a local mobster, Gabonu, a close friend and protector of the famous singer Adrian Copilu' Minune. Their problems begin when Luca dares to win a race he was supposed to lose, causing Gabonu a loss of 7,000 USD (including the debt). They have 24 hours to pay back the money.

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Romania 2 – ROM 02
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
23 Oct 7:45 pm
31 Oct 5:30 pm
8 Nov 1 pm
15 Nov 1 pm

Stuff and Dough
DVD
Romania
Director: Cristi Puiu
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 91 mins
Rating: PG 13
Ovidiu, a young man who runs his own business selling snacks and soft drinks out of his parents' apartment, wants to expand and buy a kiosk, but he doesn't have the "dough." A local mafioso offers him an impressive amount of money for an apparently simple job: he has to take a bag to Bucharest to a specific address. It seems, however, that the bag contains some "stuff" that concerns other people, too. Convinced at first that he has sold only his services, Ovidiu will understand that he has in fact sold his soul...

France 1 – FR 01
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
20 Oct 7:45 pm
31 Oct 10:40 am
6 Nov 5:30 pm
13 Nov 5:30 pm

Welcome
DVD
France
Director: Philippe LIORET
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: 14+

17-year-old Bilal has spent the last three months travelling illegally across Europe in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend in England. The difficult journey is almost over when he finally reaches the far northern coast of France, and can literally see his destination from across the Channel. But it's here that his journey comes to an abrupt halt. Spurred by his dream, with all legal options exhausted, Bilal decides he'll swim across. Then, he meets Simon who impulsively risks everything by taking Bilal under his wing.

Driven by powerful performances, this absorbing and emotional masterwork speaks not only of one of the most important modern social issues, but also of the indomitable nature of the human spirit.

France 2 – FR 02
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
19 Oct 1 pm
22 Oct 10:40 am
31 Oct 7:45 pm
14 Nov 3 pm

Comme Les Autres (Like the Others)
DVD
France
Director: Vincent Gareng
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 mins
Rating: PG 13

Manu, a gay pediatrician in his forties, would be perfectly happy if he could adopt a child and bring him or her up with his partner, Philippe, a lawyer. The problem is that Philippe is happy with his present life and will not have it spoiled by the invading presence of a wailing brat. Unable to agree, the two part. Manu, although shaken, is single-minded about finding a surrogate mother willing to give him the child he craves. Fina, an Argentine beauty trying to get a job, but held back because of her lack of immigrant papers, might do the job for him in exchange for a marriage of convenience.

France 3 – FR 03
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
21 Oct 1 pm
28 Oct 10:40 am
5 Nov 7:45 pm
7 Nov 3 pm
12 Nov 7:45 pm

The Girl from Monaco
DVD
France
Director: Anne Fontaine
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 95 mins
Rating: 18+

Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother, who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides him with a bodyguard, Christophe, who is dour and unsmiling. The middle-aged Beauvois is drawn to Audrey, in her 20s, free spirited, a local TV weather girl who once dated Christophe. Although Christophe warns Beauvois to stay away from Audrey, he's hooked and spends every moment with her when he's not in court.

France 4 – FR 04
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
23 Oct 3 pm
25 Oct 10:40 am
25 Oct 5:30 pm
29 Oct 3 pm
30 Oct 1 pm
5 Nov 1 pm
14 Nov 3 pm

L’ile de Black Mor (Black Mor’s Island)
DVD
France
Director: Jean-François Laguionie
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Animation
Runtime: 85 mins
Rating: AA

Black Mor’s island is set in the early Protected content in England. 15-year-old Kid runs away from an orphanage and his only prized possession is a map that promises to reveal the location of the notorious pirate Black Mor's treasure. Together with his crew -- MacGregor, Beanpole, Taka and Jim the monkey - Kid procures a vessel and sets out to sea.

Portugal 1 – POR
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
21 Oct 10:40 am
8 Nov 7:45 pm
15 Nov 3 pm

Recollections of the Yellow House
DVD
Portugal
Director: João César Monteiro
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: PG 13

Lisbon, Protected content A middle-aged poor devil lives in a room, in a cheap family boarding house, in the old section of the city by the river. Tormented by illness and various adversities, the idiot, who feeds on Schubert and maybe on a vague militancy to cinema as a form of resistance to misery, is kicked out following a frustrated attempt against the virtuousness of the landlady’s daughter. Alone, deprived of any
resources, he is confronted by the harshness of the city and is interned in an asylum, from which he will emerge upon his considered decision as a free man, to fulfil a "rich and strange" mission, pointed out by an old friend, a mental patient like himself: "Go out there and make them sweat!"

Feature Movie from TTFF
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
28 Oct 7:45 pm
2 Nov 3 pm
9 Nov 3 pm

LIMBO
DVD
Norway / Trinidad &Tobago
Director: Maria Sødahl
Release Date: Protected content
Genre:
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: 16+

A Norwegian woman and her children join her husband in Protected content Trinidad, where he is stationed as an engineer in the oilfields. Sonia soon begins to feel like a stranger in a place where she’s not allowed to be herself but instead has to live the idle life of an expat wife. When Sonia discovers her husband is involved with a Trinidadian woman, her world falls apart and she must find a way to mend it.

Cyprus 1 – CYP
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
25 Oct 3 pm

Shutterbug
DVD
Cyprus
Director: Minos Papas
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Supernatural Romantic Drama
Runtime: 91 mins
Rating: PG 13

A photographer catches a glimpse of another dimension with his lens. His sense of reality shaken, obsessed and haunted, he embarks on a journey to discover the supernatural source of his visions. A romantic, metaphysical odyssey through the dark underbelly of New York City.

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Sweden 1 – SWE
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
22 Oct 3:15 pm
26 Oct 7:45 pm
27 Oct 1 pm
4 Nov 3:15 pm
5 Nov 5:30 pm
11 Nov 3 pm
12 Nov 5:30 pm
15 Nov 7:45 pm

Heaven's Heart
DVD
Sweden
Director: Simon Staho
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 92 mins
Rating: PG 13

Lars and Susanna have been married for twenty years. They love each other dearly and together they have created a secure, happy existence with well-paid jobs, a large house, two cars and a daughter who is about to move away from home. Life has turned out just as happily and comfortably for Susanna’s best friend Ann and her husband Ulf, who will also shortly be celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary. One evening when the two couples are having dinner together, Susanna tells the others about an adulterous colleague. The story provokes strong reactions that cause a dramatic showdown among the two couples - and turns their lives and marriages upside down.

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Italy 1 – ITA
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
31 Oct 3 pm
3 Nov 1 pm
8 Nov 3 pm

Matrimoni e Altri Disastri
DVD
Italy
Director: Nina di Majo
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: PG 13

Florance, Bea and Alessandro want to get married in a month but she is forced to leave for the United States on a work trip. Wedding plans are threatened and they consider postponing the wedding. Bea's parents are not keen on hearing the news and convince Bea's elder sister Nana to continue the wedding plans along with her soon to be brother in law. Upon her return Bea discovers that plans went astray and now her wedding is at risk.

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United Kingdom 1- UK 01
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
21 Oct 3 pm
27 Oct 5:30 pm
15 Nov 5:30 pm


Fire in Babylon
DVD
United Kingdom
Director: Stevan Riley
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Sport Documentary
Runtime: 83 mins
Rating: AA
They brought the world to its knees and a nation to its feet. Fire in Babylon is the breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history. In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa; race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide. Their undisputed skill, combined with a fearless spirit, allowed them to dominate the genteel game at the highest level, replaying it on their own terms. This is their story, told in their own words.

United Kingdom 2 – UK 02
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
21 Oct 10:40 am
1 Nov 5:30 pm
3 Nov 10:40 am
6 Nov 10:40 am
13 Nov 1 pm

First Night
DVD
United Kingdom
Director: Christopher Menaul
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Music / Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: 14+

This is a movie which fuses the stately grandeur of Gosford Park with the magical music of Amadeus for a unique story of love’s fluctuating fortunes, set against a sumptuous backdrop of visual and vocal beauty. As the cast, drama and score all tread the tightrope of tone between humour and pathos, what unfolds is a timeless romantic comedy.

Adam is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he’s little more than a city suit living the capitalist’s dream, this frustrated amateur opera singer decides to throw an opera in his lavish country retreat. Once his friends see him belting out the notes, he feels sure it will spell the end to their shallow taunts. In fact, it might even help him win the hand of a female conductor he’s been pursuing whom – it just so happens – is the first to be recruited for his showpiece.
A troupe of sexy young singers is garnered and the stage is set for a night all will remember.

United Kingdom 3 – UK 03
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
19 Oct 5:30 am
26 Oct 1 pm
3 Nov 7:45 pm
9 Nov 1 pm

Made in Dagenham
DVD
United Kingdom
Director: Nigel Cole
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: 14+

Set against the backdrop of the Protected content , Made in Dagenham is based on a true story about a group of spirited women who joined forces, took a stand for what is right, and in doing so, found their own inner strength. The film is an inspiration and feel-good story of Rita, a feisty factory worker who took on the biggest corporation in the world, Ford Motors. What started as a dispute over pay leads to an uprising amongst the women workers of 60s Britain that changed history. With humour, common
sense and courage, Rita and the other women take on their bosses, an increasingly belligerent local community and finally the government, as their intelligence and unpredictability proves to be a match for any of their male opponents. What follows would test the patience of all involved in a grinding labour and political struggle that ultimately would advance the cause of women's rights around the world.

United Kingdom 4 – UK 04
DATES & TIMES OF SCREENING
22 Oct 7:45 pm
26 Oct 5:30 pm
2 Nov 10:40 am
10 Nov 7:45 pm

Archipelago
DVD
United Kingdom
Director: Joanna Hogg
Release Date: Protected content
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Protected content
Rating: 14+
Archipelago is a quietly devastating portrayal of a family in emotional crisis. Edward is preparing to leave for a year of voluntary service in Africa. His mother Patricia and his sister Cynthia decide to gather the family together, on a remote island, as a farewell trip to say goodbye to Edward. Hired cook Rose and painting teacher Christopher, though bought in to help, only serve to bring the family's anxieties into sharper focus. When the father's arrival is delayed, the unspoken forces of absence and loss bring the family's buried anger to the surface.

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