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A CLOSE-UP OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL CINEMA

Las Acacias

Pablo Giorgelli
82’ / 2011
Argentina, Spain

LEMESOS
Sunday  22.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Monday  23.04 @ 20:00

A subtle and tender road movie exploring loneliness and the pain of loss, Las Acacias grows into a sparingly poignant tale about a passing encounter between two strangers and the unlikely bond that grows between them.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/D-fK1fKMEA4

Tomboy

Céline Sciamma
84’ / 2011
France

LEMESOS
Monday  23.04 @ 22:00
NICOSIA
Saturday  28.04 @ 20:00

A family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new suburban neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids, and decides to pass herself off as “Mikael,” a boy different enough to catch the attention of leader of the pack Lisa, who becomes smitten. Finding resourceful ways to hide her true self, Laure takes advantage of her new identity, as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/JvfdCI4MArQ

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Lynne Ramsay

112’ / 2011
U.K

LEMESOS
Sunday  29.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Sunday  22.04 @ 20:00

Eva puts her ambitions and career aside to give birth to Kevin. The relationship between mother and son is difficult from the very first years. When Kevin is 15, he does something irrational and unforgivable in the eyes of the entire community. Eva grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility. Did she ever love her son? And how much of what Kevin did was her fault?

Shame

Steve McQueen

101’ / 2011
U.K

LEMESOS
Saturday 21.04 @ 22:00
NICOSIA
Tuesday  24.04 @ 22:00

This follow up to McQueen’s stunning debut Hunger reunites him with Michael Fassbender (winner of Best Actor at last year’s Venice Film Festival) for the dark tale of Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control.

Michael

Markus Schleinzer

96’ / 2011
Austria

LEMESOS
Tuesday 24.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Thursday  26.04 @ 22:00

Michael describes the last five months of 10-year-old Wolfgang and 35-year-old Michael’s involuntary life together. This provocative and highly controversial study of a very sensitive subject is one of the most accomplished triumphs of controlled atmosphere in recent memory.

Elena

Andrei Zvyagintsev

109’ / 2011
Russia

LEMESOS
Thursday  26.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Wednesday  25.04 @ 20:00

Elena and Vladimir are an elderly couple; they come from different backgrounds. Vladimir is a wealthy and cold man; Elena comes from a modest milieu and is a docile wife. They have met late in life and each one has children from previous marriages. A heart attack puts Vladimir in hospital, where he realizes that his remaining time is limited. A brief but somehow tender reunion with his daughter leads him to make an important decision: she will be the only heiress of his wealth. The shy and submissive housewife then comes up with a plan to give her son and grandchildren a real chance in life.

The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius

100’ / 2011
U.S.A.

LEMESOS
Friday 20.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Sunday  29.04 @ 20:00

In this delightfully playful pastiche of black & white Hollywood silent cinema adored by critics & audiences alike George Valentin is a silent movie superstar in Hollywood in 1927. The advent of the talkies will sound alarm bells for his career and see him fall into oblivion. When young and aspiring extra Peppy Miller will accidentally become the centre of attention, she will grab the opportunity to become one of the most promising actresses of the talkies.

Alps

Yiorgos Lanthimos

93’ / 2011
Greece

LEMESOS
Wednesday  25.04 @ 22:00
NICOSIA
Friday 27.04 @ 20:00

Alps is Yiorgos Lanthimos’s latest film, following Dogtooth. A nurse, a paramedic, a rhythmic gymnastics athlete and her coach have created a club. They substitute dead people. They are hired by friends and relatives of the deceased. The club is called «Alps» and its leader, the paramedic, has a code name: Mont Blanc. The club members undertake to act according to certain rules, imposed by the leader.

Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn

100’ / 2011
U.S.A

LEMESOS
Saturday  28.04 @ 22:00
NICOSIA
Saturday 21.04 @ 20:00

Drive is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day, a loner by nature who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA’s most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best – Drive.