2008_film_festival_1_ by shimeiyan

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									2008 FILM FESTIVAL
BAIRNSDALE CINEMA CENTRE 112 Macleod St                     Sunday 22 nd:
        Fri/Sat/Sun June 20/21/22                           12pm: VITUS (PG) Swiss/German. Subtitled.
                                                            Vitus is a young boy whose remarkable and brilliant
          th                                                capacity for learning prompts his parents to anticiapate
Friday 20 : 6.30pm Complimentary refreshments,
Welcome and Festival opening followed at 7pm by             a shining career for him as a concert pianist, but he
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL (PG)                                 rebels to take fate into his own hands. At Pre-school age
Country of origin U.S.A.                                    Vitus is reading encyclopaedias, and by age five he is a
                                                            piano prodigy. Despite his parents attempts to nurture
When Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling) introduces his
                                                            the boy’s natural musical talents Vitus is more
brother Gus and his sister-in-law to his new friend
                                                            interested in spending time with his grandfather in his
Bianca, who he met on the internet, their immediate
                                                            cluttered workshop, from where he eventually takes the
response is shock and disbelief. Bianca is not a real
                                                            leap that will allow him to take control of his own life.
woman but a doll! Has Lars, the sweet, socially
                                                            Swiss 2007 Academy Awards entrant.
challenged introvert gone completely mad. How to
explain this to their neighbours in this sleepy Mid-
Western US town?                                            2.15pm THE BANDS VISIT (M) Israel. Subtitled.
Karin and Gus consult their family physician who            Once, not long ago, a small Egyptian Police band
advise that they go along with it.                          arrived in Israel. They came to play at an initiation
Nominated for Golden Globe & Academy awards.                ceremony but, due to bureaucracy, bad luck, or
                                                            whatever reason, they were left stranded at the airport.
Saturday 21st:                                              They tried to manage on their own, only to find
                                                            themselves in a desolate, almost forgotten, small Israeli
12pm BRICK LANE (M) U.K.
                                                            town somewhere in the middle of the desert--a lost band
At the tender age of 17, a beautiful young Bangladeshi
                                                            in a lost town.
woman arrives in London’s Brick Lane, leaving behind
                                                            Winner of over 30 International awards.
her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage
to an older man. Told from childhood that she must not
fight her fate, she submits, devoting her life to raising   4pm: THE COUNTERFEITERS (MA) Subtitled.
her family whilst all the time feeling that her soul is     This is the amazing true story of Salomon Sorowitsch,
quietly dying. Set against the cultural backdrop of         counterfeiter extraordinaire and bohemian. Arrested
multicultural Britian, this is a story of love, cultural    before the war and now in a German concentration
difference, and ultimately, the strength of the human       camp in 1944, he agrees to help the Nazis in an
spirit.                                                     organised counterfeit operation set up to help finance
2007: Official selection Toronto & London Film              the German war effort. Over 130 million pounds
Festivals, award winner San Sebastian Film Festival         sterling were printed in conditions that couldn’t have
and British Film Festival.                                  been more tragic or spectacular in the greatest currency
                                                            scam of all time.
                                                            Winner 2008 Academy Award-Best Foreign Language
2pm: FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON (PG)
                                                            Film
Juliette Binoche. French Language English sub-titles.
A mysterious red balloon affectionately follows 7-year-                     Festival details at a glance:
old Simon around Paris. His mother Suzanne is a             Fri 20th 6.30pm: Complimentary refreshments and Festival
puppeteer who uses her vocal talents to bring life into     opening.
the shows she writes. Completely absorbed in her new        7pm: LARS AND THE REAL GIRL (106’ PG) USA
show, single mother Suzanne strives to balance her          Sat 21st 12pm: BRICK LANE (102’ M) UK
work and motherhood in modern-day Paris.                    2pm: FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON (110’ PG)
Official selection Cannes Film Festival 2007                France
                                                            4pm: THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (122’ M) Germany/Turkey
                                                            Sun 22nd 12pm: VITUS (120’ PG) Switzerland
4pm:     THE      EDGE       OF      HEAVEN         (M)     2.15pm: THE BAND’S VISIT (86’ M) Israel
Germany/Turkey. English sub-titles                          4pm:       THE    COUNTERFEITERS           (98’    MA)
A college professor, Nejat, travels from Hamburg to         Austria/Germany
Istanbul to find Ayten, the Turkish daughter of his
father’s friend who he wants to help financially. He                           Admission prices:
learns later that she was deported from Germany back        Single session    $13.00/$11.00 concession
                                                            4 film subscription $46.00/$40 conc. (use for 4 different
to Istanabul because of her activism and has since          films)
become a political prisoner. Ayten’s German friend          7 film subscription $70.00/$63.00 conc. (use for all 7
Lotte and her mother Susanne become entangled in the        films)
consequences.                                               Bookings 5152 6455 (during cinema hours) Fax: 5152 2108
Cannes Film Festival 2007: Official Selection, Winner                e-mail info@bairnsdalecinema.com.au
Best Screenplay, Winner Ecumenical Jury Prize;                                www.bairnsdalecinema.com.au
Academy Award nomination Best Foreign Film.                 (Program may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control)

								
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