Big is beautiful in this colorful comedy about an obese stylist who bears the burdens of her size with indefatigable good humor. Kathi, having recently relocated to Berlin with her teenage daughter after her husband left her for a younger, thinner woman, decides to open her own salon when she is refused employment because of her appearance. To fund this new venture, she defies adversity and takes on her most outrageous challenge yet.
German with subtitles, 106 min.
Carice van Houten (Black Book) stars as Lea, a career woman who finally agrees with her husband to have a child. But their idyllic life is shattered when the baby’s arrival triggers severe postpartum depression and reopens buried psychological wounds in Lea. Institutionalized and distrusted by her husband, Lea struggles to exorcise her demons and reclaim her old happiness in this pathos-filled drama.
Dutch with subtitles, 100 min.
French-Canadian prodigy Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother) returns with a hyper-stylized ode to the pleasure and pain of young love. Dolan costars with the devastatingly stylish Monia Chokri as best friends vying for the affections of a beautiful but elusive Adonis named Nicholas. Swooning romanticism is offset by a wry sense of humor, displaying a mastery of form that marks Dolan as one of the most promising young talents working today.
French with subtitles, 102 min.
From four-time Oscar® winner Clint Eastwood, Hereafter tells the story of three
people who are touched by death in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a
blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the
other side of the world, Marie (Cécile De France), a French journalist, has a
near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses
the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in
search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they
believe might—or must—exist in the hereafter.
What if WWII-era Hollywood took advantage of the war to undermine the burgeoning rival film industry in Europe? That’s the uproarious premise of this playful mockumentary, which follows Pulp Fiction’s Maria de Medeiros
English, French, Portuguese with subtitles, 86 min.
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