Aug 25 to Aug 27
Tuesday to Thursday 3:45, 8:30
Dir. Anne Fontaine - 2014 - 99m - France - In French with English Subtitles
In this vibrant seriocomic re-imagining of Flaubert's literary classic Madame Bovary, life imitates art in uncanny ways when British beauty Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton) and her husband Charles (Jason Flemyng) move into a charming farmhouse in the very same Norman village where the novel was written a century earlier. Their welcoming neighbor, local baker and Flaubert expert Martin (Fabrice Luchini), becomes entranced with Gemma and sets out to be her guide and mentor. When Gemma catches the eye of a handsome young playboy, Martin begins seeing troubling parallels between her and Flaubert's tragic heroine. Director Anne Fontaine's clever adaptation of Posy Simmonds? graphic novel is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary and a heady celebration of French provincial life.
“An ideal romantic film!” - Elle.com
“A breezy and enjoyable update of the classic novel.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
“An engagingly lush Gallic romantic-drama.” - Mark Adams, Screen International
“Rich with observational and satirical contemporary details.” - Nathalie Atkinson, Globe and Mail
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
Aug 25 to Aug 27
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!
Dir. Felix Herngren - 2013 - 114m - Sweden - In English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Russian with English Subtitles - No Matinees
Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, blockbuster comedy The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who?s young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.
“An absurdist comic fable about an ordinary man who keeps stumbling into extraordinary circumstances.” — David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
“The humor of this film is delivered with such deadpan panache that it’s irresistible. Has a good eye for the madcap, and maintains a constant breezy mood.” — Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily