Posts filed under ‘screenings’
Date: December 8, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Documentary released by the American filmmaker Oliver Stone on the first anniversary of President Chavez’s death.
The film brings together testimonies of family, friends intellectuals and politicians who remember Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the leader of Bolivian Revolution
Presented by the Embassy of Venezuela
Films in Portuguese with English sub-titles
THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER, 7pm – ‘NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS’ by Kleber Mendonça Filho 2012, 2h11
Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in Recife takes an unexpected turn on the arrival of a private security firm. Its presence brings a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear.
FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘A DOG’S WILL’ by Guel Arraes, 2000, 1h44
Comedy about the escapades of the cowardly João Grilo and the sly Chicó, poor but resourceful guys who make their slim livelihood by fooling and cheating people.
FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 7.30pm – ‘ME, YOU, THEM’ by Guel Arraes 2000, 1h44
A true story that comically portrays the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, all of whom live in the same house in a poor and arid village in the Brazilian Northeast.
SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘LISBELA AND THE PRISONER’ by Jayme Monjardim 2003, 1h46
A tale of love and larceny as a young woman engaged to marry her well-meaning boyfriends suddenly develops second thoughts having met a traveling showman.
SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘CAPTAINS OF THE SANDS’ by Cecilia Amado 2011, 1h36
This beautiful film follows the dreams and adventures of a gang of street kids. They survive together based on brotherhood and discover love when a young orphan girl joins them.
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘CINEMA, ASPIRINS AND VULTURES’ by Marcelo Gomes 2005, 1h39
Two outcasts wander the back roads of Brazil looking for different kinds of escape. A salesman who fled Germany to avoid being drafted in WWII and a rural Brazilian who becomes his assistant.
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘LOWER CITY’ by Sérgio Machado 2005, 1h38
Lifelong friendship between two men is threatended on the arrival of Karina, a dancer and a prostitute.
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.
Next Screening: About Her Brother
Date: Saturday, 29th November 2014
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Synopsis: This film presents a heartwarming depiction of the bond between a hard-working older sister and her younger brother, a failed performer. Widowed young, Ginko (Yoshinaga Sayuri) runs a pharmacy and lives with her daughter, Koharu (Aoi Yu), and her mother-in-law, Kinuyo (Kato Haruko). Koharu has plans to marry a distinguished doctor, but out of the blue, Ginko’s long lost brother, Tetsuro (Shofukutei Tsurube), shows up drunk at the wedding, ruining the occasion..
Screening: 3 Recent Productions Inc. Ririkana – on PEV, Nov. 24 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium
Date: Monday, November 24 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
‘THE POWER OF COLLABORATION’ – An evening of film discussion by Light Box
Light Box is a human-centred, design-based Kenyan film production company. Its tagline is ‘to inspire and uplight a generation through film’.
It presents 3 recent productions: ‘Ririkana’ (Victims of PEV, forgotten by the public and politicians), ‘Let’s play pretend’ (a university girl discovers the depth of deception and betrayal, film written and developed by Moi University students) and ‘Christmas Morning’ (Christmas and Kevin’s 17th birthday. Kevin must decide what kind of a man he will become).
Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed “Mo” Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and feared. In his late teens, Mohamed Amin abandons his studies to pursue a career in photography which, over the course of thirty years, will turn him into a front-line cameraman extraordinaire – and, arguably, the most renowned photojournalist of his era. Training his candid lens across continents, Mo Amin’s thirst for breaking news puts him repeatedly in harm’s way – enduring weeks of torture, automatic arms fire, explosives and, ultimately, the amputation of his left arm – to become one of the most decorated news camera-man of all time. The documentary depicts Mo as an unbending, unforgiving and unapologetically rambunctious paterfamilias whose hunger for “the story” propels him to ever greater professional heights – often at the expense of those he cherishes. The 96-minute film is underpinned by extraordinary images from the vast Amin archive – currently available at World Picture Network in New York. The stills mark and frame Mo’s life as it unfolds in a vivid and, at times, grisly tableau of international politics. Fuelled by a potent mixture of talent and ambition, Mo’s stubborn courage, innate resilience and wily perseverance loom large as he encounters horror and brutality in the course of his indefatigable quest to inform, alert and chronicle.