Feb 27 to Mar 3
Friday to Tuesday 12:30, 7:45
Dir. Dominik Graf - 2014 - 170m - Germany, Austria - In German with English subtitles
The unconventional romance between two aristocratic sisters and a rebellious poet who took the European literary world by storm in the late eighteenth century. As the German Enlightenment flourishes in Weimar, vibrant Caroline von Beulwitz (Hannah Herszsprung) finds herself in an unhappy marriage to provide for her mother and shy younger sister Charlotte von Lengefeld (Henriette Confurius). When both sisters fall for outspoken writer Friedrich Schiller (Florian Stetter), their desire ignites a journey of shared passion and creativity. Charlotte and Schiller marry so that the lovers may pursue their ménage à trois under the guise of convention, but as Caroline reveals herself to be a talented author in her own right, the trio's fragile equilibrium is threatened and the sisters’ once unbreakable connection is irrevocably changed. In this sweeping yet intimate romantic drama, which is also Germany's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, acclaimed director Dominik Graf illuminates the lives of two bold young women and one of classical literature’s most celebrated figures with charm and contemporary energy.
“Enthralling and gorgeously mounted. An unusually intelligent costume drama of bold personalities torn between the stirrings of the heart and the logic of the mind.” - Scott Foundas, Variety
"A surprisingly brisk, absorbing film, shot and cut with the speed of a thriller.” - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
“Pushes heritage cinema in new, aesthetically bold directions. Beloved Sisters is the modern film about the German enlightenment...Graf has created nothing less than a romantic national epic. - Olaf Moller, Film Comment
“Lush, riveting...a fascinating ménage a trois...a heady portrait of women who flout the strictures of their time to become agents of their own destiny.” - Erica Abeel, Huffington Post
“Think of it as Graf's The Age of Innocence, a sumptuous phasing through the textures that entrap those unfit for times defined by emotional repression. See it when you most need it and this film might change your life.” - Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com
Awards & Festivals:
Winner! Bavarian Film Awards 2014 - Best Cinematography, Michael Wiesweg
Berlin International Film Festival 2014 Golden Berlin Bear Nominee - Director, Dominik Graf
Song of the Sea
Feb 27 to Mar 3
Friday to Tuesday 3:45, 5:45
Dir. Tomm Moore - 2014 - 93m - Ireland/Luxembourg/Belgium/France/Denmark
From the filmaker of THE SECRET OF KELLS!
The story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Song of the Sea features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.
Song of the Sea was produced by Cartoon Saloon in co-production with European partners Melusine Productions (Luxembourg), The Big Farm (Belgium), Nørlum (Denmark) and Superprod (France), with the support of The Irish Film Board, Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, TG4, Section 481, Eurimages, Luxembourg Film Fund, Wallimages, Centre du cinema et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Danish Film Institute, West Danish Film Fund and Danish Radio.