Based on the novel by Gabriel García Marquez, this visually stunning film presents an unconventional love story, full of beauty and mystery. When a 13-year-old girl contracts rabies
Spanish with subtitles, 97 min.
Jonathan Van Tulleken
An alcoholic transient makes a gruesome discovery in the chilling Off Season.
Once a successful television producer, Joachim Zand (Mathieu Amalric, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) has returned to France with an enticing new entourage prepared to delight. Straight from the States, Zand’s new burlesque dancers are as lively as they are shameless, as unruly as they are voluptuous, and aggressive in their artful striptease. Touring the country, the girls wreak havoc while Zand’s personal and professional problems overwhelm the entire scheme.
English, French with subtitles, 111 min.
Despite his myriad flaws, construction worker Claudio is a devoted husband and father, willing to do whatever it takes, even blackmail, to keep his family afloat. After the death of his wife, though, his sins catch up with him and he must battle his grief while trying to protect the fragile life he has built. With its perceptive depiction of life in Italy’s working class, this poignant drama echoes the fiery social conscience of Ken Loach.
Italian with subtitles, 98 min.