Whangarei Film Society 2019

Northland

Screenings for August:

Thurs, August 1st at 6pm

The Ideal Palace
(2018, Drama, French with English subtitles, rated M, 105 mins)
Cast: Jacques Gamblin, Laetitia Casta
Directed by: Nils Tavernier

In 19th century France, a country postman with no architectural background decides to build his newly-born daughter a palace so that when she is older, she can live as a princess.

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Thurs, August 1st at 8pm
Capernaum
(2018, Drama, Lebanon, Arabic with English subtitles, rated M, 126 mins)
Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Bankole
Director: Nadine Labaki

After deserting his negligent parents, committing a crime and being sentenced to jail, Zain, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy living in the slums of Beirut sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. A wonderful, often funny and deeply moving film.

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Thurs, August 8th at 6pm
Shoplifters
(2018, Drama, Japanese with English subtitles, rated M, 121 mins)
Cast: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

The Shibatas are a Japanese couple stuck in part-time jobs and due to their inadequate incomes, begin shoplifting to make ends meet, as do their children. But when the couple open their doors to a young homeless girl, the true reason for the family's life of crime is revealed.

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Thurs, August 8th at 8pm
The Ideal Palace - See above

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Thurs, August 15th at 6pm
The Last Suit
(2018, Drama, Argentina-Spain with English subtitles, rated M, 93 mins)
Cast: Miguel Ángel Solá, Ángela Molina, Julia Beerhold
Director: Pablo Solarz

At 88, Abraham has fading health and is being pushed by his daughters into a nursing home. But having survived the Holocaust, he plots a secret trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death 70 years ago, during World War II.

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Thurs, August 15th at 8pm
Shoplifters - See above

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Thurs, August 22nd at 6pm
Women at War
(2018, Comey/Drama, Iceland with English subtitles, rated M, 101 mins)
Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Davíð Þór Jónsson
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

Halla is a choir conductor and eco-activist who disrupts the operations of an aluminium plant in the Icelandic highlands by cutting their power. But this is as her long-forgotten application to adopt a child from the Ukraine is approved. As a result, the government ramps up its efforts to catch and discredit Halla as she tries to reconcile her activism with the upcoming adoption.

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Thurs, August 22nd at 8pm
The Last Suit - See above

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Thurs, August 29
Please Note: No screening tonight. No venue available.

Location: Forum North, 7 Rust Ave Whangarei - Everyone welcome.
Tickets: $10 for WFS members. Door sales only. Cash only please

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