Thursday, October 28, 2010

Friday Film Screening October 29, '10 at 9:30 pm

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Directors : Coen Brothers

Language: English

Run Time: 106 min

Venue: IDC Auditorium

Time: 9:30 P.M.

Synopsis

Loosely based on Homer's 'Odyssey' the movie deals with the grotesque adventures of Everett Ulysses McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everetts home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters. Among them sirens, a cyclops, bankrobber George 'Babyface' Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning Governor, his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet, who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find."

For more

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190590/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/o_brother_where_art_thou/

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday Film Screening October 22, '10 at 9:30 pm

The Sea Inside (2004)

Directors : Alejandro Amenábar
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 125 min

Venue: IDC Auditorium
Time: 9:30 P.M.

Synopsis

This is based on life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life. Though he could not move himself, he had an uncanny ability to move others.

Reviews:

New York Daily News:
"Based on a true story, the movie has abundant humor and uplift - but it's a heartbreaker of extraordinary dimension."

USA Today:
"A monumentally moving experience, from the powerful acting by Javier Bardem to the evocative music, composed by the director, Alejandro Amenábar."

For more:
BBC Review:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2005/02/01/the_sea_inside_2005_review.shtml
http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-sea-inside

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Friday Film Screening October 15, '10 at 9:30 pm

Rosetta (1999)

Directors : Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Language : French

Run Time : 95 min

Venue : IDC Auditorium

Time: 9:30 P.M.


Synopsis

Rosetta is a 17-year-old Italian girl who lives in a trailer park on the outskirts of the Belgian town of Seraing. She is driven by a need that quickly becomes her singular obsession: securing a steady job and a normal life. Drowning in poverty and neglect, Rosetta puts all she has into finding and keeping a job, but her single-mindedness will force her into making a choice that she may not be prepared to accept.


For more

The New York Times Review: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9C04E7DE103EF931A35753C1A96F958260

Fact :
In Belgium the film inspired a new law prohibiting employers from paying teen workers less than the minimum wage.

Award :
In Cannes Film Festival (1999) it won Best Actress Award, Golden Palm award, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention Award.Add Image

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