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The Deep - Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. 95 minutes. From Iceland. Icelandic with English subtitles.
In rural Denmark, family members assemble for the 60th birthday celebration of patriarch Helge. At the family estate are Helge's children: France-based restaurateur Christian, whose twin sister killed herself; surviving sister Helene; and younger brother Michael, married with three children. At the birthday dinner, the bitter Christian stands to deliver a toast -- but instead makes a startling speech accusing Helge of sexual abuse involving both twins. Following principles outlined in 1995 by Danish filmmakers in their proclamation, this film adheres to guidelines of handheld cameras, direct sound, location filming, and the elimination of technical tricks. This Danish comedy drama won the Jury Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. From Denmark, 1998 (105 minutes)
A vibrant Chilean divorcée falls for a handsome ex-naval officer, but finds any chance for lasting happiness hinging on her willingness to confront a painful chapter from her past. True love never comes easy. Before Gloria can enjoy her twilight years with the man who makes her feel truly fulfilled, she must make peace with a harsh truth that could drive him away forever. From Chile, 2013. (110 minutes)
A Beirut beauty salon serves as a microcosm of modern society. Over the course of their day it becomes readily apparent that women are truly the same everywhere, regardless of the society they live in. The intimate conversations shared over the course of a typical day reveal just how universal the lives, loves, and concerns of contemporary women truly are. From France & Lebanon, 2008. (96 minutes)
A man discovers it's harder to scandalize his family than he expected in this comedy. Vincenzo has devoted most of his life to building up the successful pasta company founded by his grandfather, and now that he's getting older he plans to hand over the business to his sons, Antonio and Tommaso. While Antonio has been working at Vincenzo's side for years, his brother has been living in Rome with his boyfriend. Tommaso's parents don't know that he's gay and uninterested in the family business. When Vincenzo wants a family meeting to discuss his future role, Tommaso comes up with a plan -- he'll tell his parents that he's gay, and they'll be so shocked they'll hand the reigns over to Antonio….or so he thinks. The film received its North American premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. (110 minutes)