SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAYWON2012SILVER BEARScript/BestActorWON2011UN CERTAINREGARD PRIZECANNES09:30 A ROYAL AFFAIR(En kongelig affære)ends 11:50 Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany2012 128min (M)Set in the 18th century at the court of the mentally-ill KingChristian VII of Denmark, the film focusses on the secretromance between the Queen and the royal physician, playedby Mads Mikkelsen. Passionate and funny, this superb dramais based on historical events which changed a nation.16:45 ELENAends 18:45 Russia 2011 109min (M)A riveting family drama and chilling portrait of social relations incapitalist Russia. A taut, psychological movie that grips at everystep, beautifully enhanced by Philip Glass's score. Not to be missed!18:45 Break for dinner2nd PLACE2011PEOPLE'SCHOICEToronto IFFNominated2011Golden LionVenice FilmFestival12:05 THE FIRST GRADERends 13:45 Kenya/UK/US 2010 103min (M)An ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter is determined to learn to readand write at the age of 84. Filmed on location in Kenya, thisinspirational true story will leave nobody unmoved. Irresistible!13:45 Break for lunchWON2011BESTDOCUMENTARYEUROPEAN FILMAWARDS14:45 PINAends 16:30 Germany/France 2011 106min (G)Pina is a captivating tribute to German dance pioneer PinaBausch. Wim Wenders takes us on a sensual, visuallystunning journey of discovery into her unique and inspiring art.Achingly beautiful, even in 2D.19:45 NORWEGIAN WOOD(Noruwei no mori)ends 22:00 Japan, 2010 133min (MA 15+)A nostalgic film about loss and sexuality in the late 1960s,based on the novel by Haruki Murakami. A fabuloussoundtrack enhances the beautiful cinematography. Exquisite.FESTIVAL TICKET OPTIONS∞ Festival Pass $145/$135 Conc§ Opening Night $35* Single Session $15/$13 ConcTickets are available from BELGRAVE TWIN CINEMACALL 6772 2856COFFEE, cakes, soup and sandwiches are available beforeand between films at the cinema’s own CAFE ROYALE.∞ All 13 films, including Opening Night, Limited release.§2 films + Supper, Subject to availability.* Available 2 weeks prior to fest, excludes Opening Night, Subject to availability.NB Tickets will be resold at session time if seats unfilled
F R I D A Y O p e n i n g N i g h tSATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY18:30 OpeningWON2011GRAND PRIX DUJURY CannesWON2011SILVER BEARBest ScreenplayWON2011FIPRESCI CRITICSPRIZE Cannes18:40 LE HAVRE (Le Havre)ends 20:15 Finland/France/Germany 2011 93min (PG)The Finnish director, Kaurismaki, brings wit and heart to adrama that taps into the vexed issue, dear to his heart, ofrefugees trying to make a new life in Europe. A multi-awardwinning gem.NOMINATED2012 OSCARBest ForeignLanguage Film20:55 FOOTNOTE (Hearat Shulayim)ends 22:40 Israel 2011 103min (PG)Father and son are rival university professors, whoserelationship is further complicated when they discover one ofthem will receive a distinguished award. Another multi-awardwinning Israeli drama not to be missed!(G) General audience(PG) Parental Guidance recommended(M) recommended for Mature audiences(MA+15) Not suitable for people under 15.Under 15s must be accompanied by a parentor adult guardian.09:30 THE KID WITH A BIKE(Le gamin au vélo)ends 11:00 Belgium/France/Italy 2011 84min (M)An almost perfect film, illustrating every child's primal hunger forparental love and continual acceptance. The Dardenne Brothersmay be the most consistently high-achieving filmmakers of ourtime, always winning at all the major international festivals. Cécilede France is an added delight with her lovely performance in this film.WON2011GRAND JURYPRIZE SundanceFilm Festival11:15 HAPPY HAPPY (Sykt lykkelig)ends 12:40 Norway 2010 88min (M)A black sex comedy with a well-honed eye for marital malaise,reminiscent of Mike Leigh's films. All manner of relationshipissues are vying with a woman's optimistic outlook in a snowcoveredrural outpost. The glorious a cappella singing is anadded treat in this film. An extraordinary first feature film.12:40 Break for lunchWON20113 DAVID DIDONATELLO AWARDSBest Music/BestSong/Best NewDirector13:40 BASILICATA COAST TO COASTends 15:25 Italy 2010 105min (TBC)A loving tribute to a little-known part of Italy, as four optimisticmusicians cross Basilicata on foot to attend a music festival. Thiscinematic gem is punctuated by a wonderful soundtrack of jazzysongs. A must for all musicians and music-lovers who enjoy afeel-good comedy.15:40 THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD(Falja e gjakut)ends 17:30 US/Albania/Denmark/Italy 2011 109min (PG)A powerful, richly-textured drama about a teenager caught up ina family feud with neighbours, which provides keen insights intothe culture of a people still shaking off the yoke of ancienttraditions. Staggeringly convincing performances from the(mostly) non-professional cast in the Albanian countryside.17:30 Break for dinnerWON2012OSCAR BestForeignLanguage Film18:30 A SEPARATION(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)ends 20:35 Iran 2011 123min (PG)This stunning drama provides an exceptionally revealingpicture of life in Iran. A gripping thriller that is both alarming andcompelling and a worthy winner of major film prizes throughoutthe world. Absolutely unmissable!WON2012BEST NONENGLISH FILMBAFTA20:45 THE SKIN I LIVE IN(La piel que habito)ends 22:40 Spain 2011 117min (MA 15+)Almodovar's unique tone is again evident in this beautiful,mysterious and surprising film, starring Antonio Banderas as abrilliant plastic surgeon. Is the face the key to our identity? Amust-see movie exploring the limits of this question.