The International Film Festival takes place at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center from November 15-21, with intriguing films from France, Italy, Germany, UK/Scotland/Belgium, Denmark and Chile.
The schedule includes:
The Untouchables (France), which is a comedy about trust, friendship, and human possibility. This film tells the true story of a physically disabled, wealthy risk taker who lost his wife in an accident and whose world is in a cluster. However, after hiring a young and good-humored ex-con as his caretaker, he finds that the omniscience and power of love and friendship can conquer all differences
The Untouchables shows on Saturday, Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 18 ,5:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Reality (Italy) is a dark and comedic look at Luciano, an affable and charming fishmonger whose obsession with being a cast member on the reality show “Big Brother” leads him down a path of no return. Skewed perceptions and paranoia plague Luciano as he desperately tries to save himself from this nightmarish reality.
Reality shows on Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 12:30 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
The Silence (Germany) begins 23 years ago when a young girl named Pia is viciously murdered in a wheat field. Now, on the date that this gruesome account happened, 13 year-old Sinikka goes missing as her bicycle is left at the exact spot of Pia’s murder. Sinikka’s parents can do nothing but wait. A retired investigator and his young colleague can’t seem to crack the case. Sinikka’s fate also brings back painful memories for Pia’s mother, who is visited by an eerie guest that has a unique connection to her daughter. The relentless summer heat isolates this family, as unknown to the community, the family begins to fall apart
The Silence shows on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
The Angel’s Share (UK/Scotland/Belgium/Italy,) winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is a bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy, Robbie, held in a family feud, desperately trying to get out. When Robbie visits his girlfriend and holds his newborn son, Luke, he is overwhelmed with emotions. Robbie vows that Luke will not live the same tangled life that he led. Performing community service, Robbie meets Rhino, Albert, and Mo. Like Robbie, work seems like a distant dream for all of them. However, none of them imagined that their lives would change by turning to the best malt whiskies in the world
The Angel’s Share shows on Saturday, Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5:30 .p.m.
Love Is All You Need (Denmark) features Philip, a lonely widower and estranged single father. Ida, a Danish hairdresser has just been left by her husband and is recovering from an illness. The fates of these individuals are about to combine as they venture to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid, Philip’s son and Ida’s daughter. This film expresses a multitude of emotions: love, loss, humor, and absurdity as well as the agony and joy of moving on with life…
Love Is All You Need shows on Friday, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 2: 30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m.
No (Chile) is about a shrewd young ad-exec who is recruited to help free Chile from Augusto Pinochet, a powerful dictator. This historical drama is set in 1988 and depicts the ruler of Chile, Pinochet as being in jeopardy of losing his position. Although he has ruled Chile for nearly two decades, international community pressures lead to a national election that could change the fate of the country. Though the population remains convinced that the election is fixed, the opportunity to provide change through peaceful means is too great to resist
No shows on Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the Fall International Film Festival are $7.50 per film or $70 for both the Fall and Spring International Film Festivals (12 films total). Tickets may be purchased at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center—advance tickets are not necessary. Tickets go on sale 15 minutes prior to each film. For more information call ext.6-6656 or visit www.marshallartistsseries.org.