24 Weeks (24 Wochen)
FOCUS: KINOWERKS A powerful drama about a woman facing a moral dilemma when, deep into her pregnancy, she learns that there are problems with her baby, 24 Weeks avoids cliché and judgment with a tender, multi-faced exploration of choice. Star Julia Jenstch forcefully portrays the conflicting emotions of a woman facing a difficult decision.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 6:00 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 2:00 PM
After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku)
Once a promising novelist, sad-sack Ryota is now divorced, hooked on lottery tickets, and stuck working as a private detective spying on adulterers. Meanwhile his wily mother may be plotting to reunite him with his ex-wife. With quiet humor and empathy, After the Storm dissects one family’s postponed dreams in a precisely observed, poignant comedy.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 12:00 PM
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 4:00 PM
A retired music critic (a radiant Sonia Braga) defies unscrupulous real estate developers to hold onto her apartment with its sunlit rooms and analog treasures. Mendonça’s airy, widescreen compositions and decisively tracking camera reveal a life richly lived and a character grounded in the past but still permeable to the present world.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 8:45 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 5:00 PM
The Bacchus Lady (Juh-yeo-ju-neun Yeo-ja)
They’re called “Bacchus grannies”—geriatric South Korean women who solicit sex—and for one, life is made harder when she takes in a young boy. As her clients remind her, she’s not getting any younger. Anchored by a compelling central performance, this acutely observant character study blends drama and humor, leaving no heartstring unplucked.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 3:15 PM
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 2:15 PM
In Rachel Lang's impressive feature film debut, 26-year-old Ana returns home to Strasbourg in a purloined Porsche to hang out with her grandmother, inefficiently reconstruct a shower, possibly find some work, attempt to weave together the loose strings of her love life, and, eventually, find her particular path towards adulthood.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 8:30 PM
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 2:00 PM
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 12:00 PM
In 1980s-era Iran, an enterprising cinéphile reenacts banned movies in cafés and makeshift outdoor theaters, bringing such lost treasures to life as Fellini’s La Strada and Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Bench Cinema is an unforgettable portrait of Iran’s enduring love of international cinema and a tribute to the power of stories.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 1:45 PM
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 11:00 AM
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 5:30 PM
The Confessions (Le Confessioni)
A Carthusian monk holds all the secrets to a high-level banker's suicide in Roberto Andò's suspenseful critique of the international finance community. Focusing on the arrogance of politicians and economists who put money above all else, The Confessions is a superbly entertaining exploration of conscience.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 8:30 PM
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 1:45 PM
Death in Sarajevo (Smrt U Sarajevu)
This scintillating portrait of national identity crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina from Oscar® winner Danis Tanovic transpires over the course of a chaotic afternoon as a grand hotel in Sarajevo prepares to welcome European Union delegates to an event commemorating the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 5:15 PM
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 3:15 PM
When American historian Deborah E. Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) publicly criticizes British Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall), he takes her to court for libel—in the UK, where the onus of proof is on her. In its exploration of freedom of speech versus perversion of truth, this powerful film couldn't be timelier.