Alexander Nevsky (1938) | Classical Classics

MONDAY SEPT 20th at 21:30 & SUNDAY SEPT 24th at 14:30

When German knights invade Russia, Prince Alexander Nevsky must rally his people to resist the formidable force. After the Teutonic soldiers take over an eastern Russian city, Alexander stages his stand at Novgorod, where a major battle is fought on the ice of frozen Lake Chudskoe. While Alexander leads his outnumbered troops, two of their number, Vasili and Gavrilo, begin a contest of bravery to win the hand of a local maiden.

Dune

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Dune speelt zich af in de verre toekomst van de mensheid en vertelt het verhaal van Paul Artreides. Samen met Hertog Leto Artreides moet hij afreizen naar de gevaarlijkste planeet in het universum, woestijnplaneet Arrakis,

The Father

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Anne is op zoek naar een nieuwe verzorgster voor haar dementerende vader Anthony, die alle aangeboden hulp steeds afwijst. Anne maakt zich zorgen, en wilt zeker weten dat hij in goede handen is wanneer zij niet aanwezig is. Voor Anthony is de scheiding tussen realiteit en fictie niet meer duidelijk. De kijker ziet het verhaal vanuit de ogen van Anthony zelf, waardoor zijn verwarring sterk gevoeld wordt. 

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

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Daglicht dringt zelden door in de Roaring 20s, en dat bepaalt een deel van de aantrekkingskracht van deze buurtkroeg aan de buitenrand van Las Vegas. Voor veel vaste bezoekers is de bar een tweede huiskamer; voor Michael, een aan lager wal geraakte acteur die na sluitingstijd het café schoonmaakt, zijn enige. Maar vanaf morgen is dat allemaal voorbij. Roaring 20s sluit definitief de deuren.

Wings (1966) | Cineforum

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd | 14:15 | CINEFORUM

"Way up in the clouds, lost in the moment, Nadezhda knew who she was. She had a clear direction and believed in her purpose." The war ended a long time ago, but for Petrovna only those years were filled with genuine meaning. She deeply feels discord with reality, lack of contact with her daughter. She doesn’t manage to adapt to this peaceful, everyday life, she doesn’t lose her piercing desire to fly…

Bend It Like Beckham (2003) + introductie | Cineforum

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd | 19:00 | CINEFORUM

Eighteen year-old Jess's parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play football like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she's spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women's football team. The girls are the same age and they share the same dreams. As they become firm friends, their team really starts to go places.

Yol (1982) + introduction by Asli Ozgen | Cineforum

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd | 21:40 | CINEFORUM

When five Kurdish prisoners are granted one week’s home leave, they find to their dismay that they face continued oppression outside of prison from their families, the culture, and the government.

Britannia (1993) + Eine Prämie für Irene (1971) | Cineforum

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24th | 14:30 | CINEFORUM

Two shorts, of which the first, Eine Prämie für Irene, is meant as a critique of the traditional working-class film in which men predominate. The second short, Britannia, casts a satirical eye on British cultural identity.

Das Purpurmeer (2020) + performance by Shaza Hayek | Cineforum

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24th | 16:25 | CINEFORUM

In 2015, Syrian artist Amel Alzakout took the bold decision to make the crossing to Europe with a people smuggler. Just before reaching the coast of Lesbos, the overcrowded boat started sinking. The entire film is comprised of dizzying footage as Alzakout shoots from the water. In nearly abstract close-ups of people in the water waiting to be rescued, we can just barely make out fluorescent orange life jackets, dangling legs, tiny feet in white sneakers, a bobbing pack of cigarettes, life preservers.

Calendar (1993) + Introduction by Sacha Marlisa | Cineforum

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24th | 18:45 | CINEFORUM

A photographer and his wife travel across Armenia photographing churches for a calendar project. Travelling with them is a local man acting as their driver and guide. As the project nears completion, the distance between husband and wife grows.

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018) + intro by Chaja Merk | Cineforum

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24th | 21:00 | CINEFORUM

The idealistic young theater director Mariana works on an open-air play based on the events of the time. It becomes a nerve-racking process, in which she has to deal with extras don't want to play with Roma actors, and with an eloquent representative of the city council who tries to strip the play of its sharp edges. The present is closer to the past than Mariana would like.

Zapatista Tour for Life: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth (2011) + intro and fundraiser

6 OCTOBER 19:30
 
Beautifully filmed over years, the intimate accounts of the protagonists interweave with images associated with the fragile beauty of nature and the creation myth of the Popol Vuh. Ruins of a former Mayan civilization stand in the background as harbingers of our own possible fate. The Maya, like many indigenous people, believe they are the guardians of the Earth. Their cosmovision, in which all life is sacred and interconnected, presents a deeply compelling alternative to the prevailing world order.