This week get your movie fix with a slew of both classics and new foreign flicks screening around the 305.
1. Lina Wertmüller: Four Beauties Retrospective
Italian director Lina Wertmüller – the first woman ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director – gets a mini retrospective at Gables Art Cinema with screenings of four of her mid-1970s masterworks “The Seduction of Mimi,” “Love and Anarchy,” “Swept Away” and “Seven Beauties.”
2. 'Battle Royale'
Fukasaku’s violent epic takes place in the near future, when young teens are sent to a remote island to hunt and kill each other. It’s the original “Hunger Games,” with a lot more blood.
3. 'Young & Beautiful' (Jeune et Jolie)
A beautiful 17-year-old becomes a call-girl after losing her virginity in this film by Francois Ozon.
By Academy Award winning director Laura Poitras, “RISK” offers a character study of Julian Assange in the aftermath of a high stakes election year.
5. 'Toussaint Louverture'
At only eight years old, Toussaint Louverture witnesses a tragedy befall his enslaved father. Two decades later and now a free man, Louverture leads the first successful slave uprising that paved the way for the independence of Haiti in this film by Phillipe Niang.
“Graduation” by acclaimed filmmaker Cristian Mungiu follows the story of a doctor working toward a better life for his teenage daughter in Romania.