October 6

Incredible But True

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Alain and Marie moved to the suburb house of their dreams. But the real estate agent warned them: what is in the basement may well change their lives forever. One of cinema’s most eccentric creators, Quentin Dupieux has a seemingly inexhaustible source of bizarre ideas on which he builds with comic brilliance. Alain and Marie are viewing a house in a quiet suburb. The real estate agent warns them that what lies in the cellar will turn their lives upside down. Amazed and excited by what they discover, the couple decides to buy the property. When Alain’s brash boss and his girlfriend come over for dinner, the temptation to share the incredible (but true!) piece of information is strong. Marie, however, is determined to keep it a secret. She becomes obsessed with the cellar and cannot help going down there... One of cinema’s most eccentric creators, Quentin Dupieux has a seemingly inexhaustible source of bizarre ideas on which he builds with comic brilliance. He has once again generously given his cast an opportunity to play unforgettably quirky characters and really, what more fun could an actor have? Contributing to a satirical discourse on human obsession with their youthful performances, popular French actors Alain Chabat and Léa Drucker lend their relatable traits to the couple facing an unusual challenge. Anaïs Demoustier’s portrayal of a promiscuous young woman has just the right amount of intelligent lightness. And what can one say about Benoît Magimel’s unhinged performance other than: this is clearly an actor at the peak of his career, who is capable of anything. Show more

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Alcarràs

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The life of a family of peach farmers in a small village in Catalonia changes when the owner of their large estate dies and his lifetime heir decides to sell the land, suddenly threatening their livelihood. For as long as they can remember, the Solé family has spent every summer picking the peaches in their orchard in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain’s Catalonia region. But this year’s crop may well be their last, as they face eviction. The new plans for the land, which include cutting down the peach trees and installing solar panels, cause a rift in this large, tight-knit family. For the first time, they face an uncertain future and risk losing more than their orchard. After her beautiful debut Summer 1993, Carla Simón draws again on her experience of rural life in the Catalan countryside, where human activity is part of a cycle governed by seasons in a capricious climate. Show more

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Dark Glasses

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Diana, a young woman who lost her sight, finds a guide in a Chinese boy named Chin. Together they will track down a dangerous killer through the darkness of Italy. In an almost deserted, summery Rome in the midst of a hypnotic solar eclipse, a mysterious serial killer starts targeting high-end prostitutes. Diana is one of them. In a desperate attempt to escape him, she becomes the victim of a serious car accident that leaves her blind. After a long period of rehabilitation, Diana learns that the only other survivor of the crash is a now-orphaned child of Chinese descent named Chin, and she decides to take care of him. Coming from different cultural backgrounds, the two connect via a special bond that allows them to defend themselves from the serial killer’s thirst for revenge. Dario Argento returns to directing after a ten-year hiatus with a film that mixes the mood of Italian “giallo” pulp fiction in his early work with his legendary touch of horror, albeit this time with a dose of sharp irony thrown into the mix. Occhiali neri is a headlong dash between city and countryside that explores the social conflict between rich neighbourhoods and Rome’s so-called Chinatown. The maestro’s gaze transforms this nightmare into pure geometry, and the class war into the kind of metaphysical architecture reminiscent of Antonioni. Show more

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