Mountain Cinema Club: Foreign Films & Select Films

Recommended Films:
Available at the Blue Jay Library

The Decalogue (1989) by Krzysztof Kieslowski

"One of the great movie achievements of our time" Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue explores the timeless moral issues of human existence through ten contemporary tales, each based on one of the Ten Commandments.
(watch trailer) -(Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune)

The Decalogue was originally created for Polish Television in 1988-1989, garnering much attention for its ambition and craftsmanship. It then played at Venice and at other film festivals, gradually attaining a kind of legendary status. However, it was unavailable to most of the world for years, because it was held up in distribution limbo. When first released by Facets in 2001 for the very brief window remaining in its original contract, The Decalogue garnered instant praise, including being named the number-one film of the year by both The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly. In its limited theatrical run, The Decalogue played the major U.S. markets to sell-out audiences and universal critical acclaim.

At each step of its release--first at festivals, then in limited theatrical runs, then on video, and now on DVD - many reviewers and critics weighed in on the significance of this important series.

 

Fall 2016 SERIES -5 films
Showtimes: 2:30pm & 5:30pm
at The Blue Jay Cinema
All 5 films for: Matinee: $35 / Evening: $35
Printable pdf flyer

Wednesday
September 21
- The Wave (Norway action, drama, thriller) Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain above a scenic, narrow fjord collapses. In Norwegian with English subtitles 1h 45m R.
Wednesday
October 05
- Theeb (United Arab Emirates adventure, thriller) In the Arabian desert, in 1916, a young Bedouin boy invites himself along when his older brother is leading a lost English soldier on a secret mission. Cast of nonprofessional Bedouins. An exploration of the uniquely Arab take on matters of honor, solidarity and the etiquette of desert survival. Finalist for 2016 Oscar for best foreign film. In local dialect with English subtitles 1h 40m NR.
Wednesday
October 19
- Tanna (Vanuatu drama, romance, history). Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this story of a forbidden love is enacted by the local Yakel tribe. It was a turning point for tribal elders who changed age-old strict traditions. Based on true events in 1985. In Nauvhal dialect with English subtitles. 1h 40m NR.
Wednesday
November 02
- Haute Cuisine (France biography, comedy) Story of Danielle Delpeuch and how she was appointed private chef for President Mitterand. Lots of good food! In French with English subtitles. 95m PG 13.
Wednesday
November 16
- Our Little Sister (Japan comedy, drama) While attending the funeral of their long absent father, three sisters find they have a younger sister whom they decide to include in their family when it was made clear that her mother did not want her. Same director of Like Father, Like Son shown earlier in MCC. In Japanese with English subtitles 2h 8m PG

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