This rueful romantic comedy centers on the travails of a 30-year-old virgin and obsessive weather-watcher and his quirky coworkers at a breathtakingly scenic hotel atop a mountain in Bohemia.
Beloved local bands Halou and Tarentel take the stage for contrasting and intense multimedia performances that merge electronic and psychedelic music with dreamy visuals. Videos made by the winner and finalists of the GreenWorld online video contest will be screened as well. Ages 21 and up only.
A movie about a samurai from the director of After Life and Nobody Knows. Filled with Kore-eda’s characteristic moments of quiet beauty, this tale of a hapless samurai seeking vengeance but finding acceptance is a celebration of pacifism and a tribute to Japanese cinema history.
Bay Area–born Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu’s directorial debut is a witty account of a boy band’s rise to the top and a clever, tuneful, insider’s look at the entertainment industry’s comically bizarre operations.
In Casablanca, a young man’s decision to support his family through crime traps all of the characters in a cycle of violence in this impressive feature debut from Moroccan filmmaking brothers Swel and Imad Noury, stylistically reminiscent of Iñárritu (Babel) in its dynamic style and fractured time scheme.
Ruminating on urban isolationism in a rapidly expanding China, Xiaolu Guo’s debut narrative feature follows a Beijing-based screenwriter as he obsessively rewrites a rejected script about a murderer on the run.
The gallant Douglas Fairbanks must save the French crown from black-hearted schemers in this lavish version of The Three Musketeers, filled with chivalry, derring-do and impressive pre-special effects stuntwork. Made at the end of the silent era and considered the summation of the swashbuckling genre.
This stunningly photographed parable of guilt, redemption and divine healing, shot on a tiny snow-covered isle in the White Sea, centers on a religious man striving to atone for the sin he committed 30 years earlier under Nazi duress.
In this startling drama based on a Raymond Carver short story and starring Gabriel Byrne and Laura Linney, four fishing buddies come across a female Aboriginal corpse, setting off a complex dissection of marriage, race, gender and culture Down Under.
Silent-film archivist and preservationist Kevin Brownlow—recipient of this year’s Mel Novikoff Award—will present a lecture on the pre-talkie era and screen excerpts from silent gems including Bronco Billy’s Adventure, Scaramouche, The Chess Player and Fire Brigade.