This program salutes the latest movies from the world’s most venerable and award-winning filmmakers, who continue to deliver powerful films that expand upon their body of work in ways that are both fitting and unexpected.
In this richly drawn portrait of real-life Czech faith healer Jan Mikolášek, who cured hundreds with natural remedies only to later be prosecuted for charlatanism, master filmmaker Agnieszka Holland shines a light on a singular, extraordinary figure and reveals the complexity of—and human susceptibility to—the political machinations of one’s times.
Summer of ’85 Été 85
After capsizing in a storm, teenage Alexis is rescued by the charismatic David, then seduced by his irresistible charm. But what begins as a carefree romance for Alex becomes something more sinister as demons from David’s past emerge. Inimitable French filmmaker François Ozon’s mesmerizing tale slowly builds and then races toward an inexorable conclusion.
There Is No Evil Sheytan vojud nadarad
When the man she loves leaves her, Berlin city historian Undine (Paula Beer, Transit, Frantz) is confronted by the myth of the water nymph whose name she bears—is she truly fated to take the life of the one who betrayed her or can she reclaim her own destiny?