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 2014 SERIES -5 films
Showtimes: 2:30pm & 5:30pm
at The Blue Jay Cinema
Prices: Matinee: $35 / Evening: $35
Printable pdf flyer

April 02

A Royal Affair* (Denmark, drama, history, romance) A young queen, married to an insane king, starts a revolution with her secret physician lover that changes a nation forever. 137 m R in Danish w/Eng subtitles

*NOTE: per SWANK Motion Pictures, INC., lease agreement: It is forbidden to advertise the name of this film in any public newspaper - only the date of the event may be published.

April 16
- Girl By The Lake (Italy, drama/mystery) An engrossing thriller that keeps audiences guessing. Winner of 10 Italian Oscars. 1hr, 37 mins In Italian with Eng subtitles NR
May 07
- Wadjda (Saudi Arabia, drama) A 12 year old Saudi girl pushes the boundries of her conservative world by wanting a bicycle, one of the many things not acceptable in the Saudi culture for girls. How does she circumvent this? First Saudi film directed by a woman 98 m PG Eng subtitles
May 21
- Two Lives (Norway drama, thriller) A web of secrets is gradually unveiled. 92 m NR in Norwegian w/Eng subtitles
June 04
- Renoir (France, biography, drama, history) Set in beautiful French countryside in 1915, a young woman rejuvenates, enchants and inspires the Impressionist painter late in his life and also his son who is home recuperating from injuries in WWI. 111m R in French with Eng subtitles.

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