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.


Spring 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

April 13
- Mustang (Turkey, drama, comedy) Five orphaned sisters are being raised by their grandmother and bachelor uncle. A meddling neighbor reports them to their uncle when she sees them laughing and running on the beach with some of their male classmates. A fast moving, engrossing story. Nominated for best foreign film this year for an Oscar. Won many international film festival prizes.. PG13 1 hr 37 min In Turkish with Eng subtitles.
April 20*
- The Labyrinth of Lies (Germany/ history, drama) 1958, Frankfurt, Germany. Exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up crimes of Nazis. Nominated for best foreign film this year for an Oscar. R 2 hr 4 mins In German with Eng subtitles. *NOTE: This film date is ONE week AFTER our prior film.
May 04
- On the Way to School (France/documentary) . Four children who live light years away from each other and who have never met but who have a common point: they have to cover tremendously long distances to reach their school. On foot, on horseback or in a wheelchair, but all with an extraordinary determination... G 1h 17min In French with Eng subtitles
May 18
- Gemma Bovary (France /comedy, drama, romance) An ex-Parisian, passionate about Gustave Glaubert, settles into a small Norman village as a baker. An English couple moves in nearby. Their names: Gemma and Charles Bovary. Their behavior seems inspired by Flaubert's heroes. R 1 hr 39 mins In French with Eng subtitles
June 01
- The Dark Horse (New Zealand, drama,) Emotionally charged, inspiring drama, a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community. 24 wins & 12 nominations PG 2 hr 4 mins

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