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USA, Sweden, Denmark, Finland

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Sweden,Denmark,Finland, 2014
Series:
Nonfiction Features

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Oct 05 04:15 pm
Oct 08 09:30 pm

Assembling striking archival material of African liberation efforts and scoring it with passages from Frantz Fanon’s vital treatise on colonialism, The Wretched of the Earth, acclaimed director Göran Hugo Olsson fashions one of the most impressively structured and incredibly intense found-footage films in recent memory. Lauren Hill narrates this “prickly, passionate call to arms.”—Time Out. Winner, Cinema Fairbindet Prize, Berlin 2014.

History, The Great Divide, War & Espionage

Norway, Sweden, Denmark

(Kraftidioten)
Duration: 115 mins
Country of Origin: Norway,Sweden,Denmark, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 26 04:15 pm
Sep 26 06:15 pm
Oct 05 03:30 pm

Having just won “Citizen of the Year” in his sleepy Norwegian community, an unassuming snowplough operator (Stellan Skarsgård) now wants his pound of flesh from the vegan gangster who murdered his son. Hans Petter Moland’s bloody, farcical crime thriller is "a rip-roaring revenge tale… Moland’s tongue is planted firmly in his cheek… but there’s a transfixing solemnity underlying the black comedy."—Hollywood Reporter

Comedy, Crime, Action, Thrills & Suspense

Norway, Austria, Denmark, Germany

Duration: 165 mins
Country of Origin: Norway,Austria,Denmark,Germany, 2014
Series:
3D Special Presentations

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Sep 30 05:45 pm
Oct 04 11:00 am

Six stunning buildings, six auteurs and glorious 3D come together in this hymn to the art of architecture. The Berliner Philharmonie concert hall (Wim Wenders), California’s Salk Institute (Robert Redford), the National Library in St. Petersburg (Michael Glawogger), Denmark’s Halden prison (Michael Madsen), the Oslo Opera House (Margreth Olin) and the Pompidou in Paris (Karim Ainouz) are brought to life like never before.

3D, Fine Arts or Theatre, Cathedrals of Culture

Denmark

(Sorg og glæde)
Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: Denmark, 2013
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 28 12:15 pm
Oct 05 01:30 pm
Oct 09 09:00 pm

Nil Malmros draws on an incident from his own life—due an array of tragic circumstances, his wife killed their baby—to forge an intense, empathetic and bracingly intelligent drama. "The images have a sober, self-effacing beauty, the acting is subdued, and the fatal deed itself is never shown… Sorrow and Joy is a… melodrama about grace—a small miracle in today’s cinema."—Film Comment

Family Relations, Health (Mental & Physical)

Brazil, France, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Argentina

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil,France,Mexico,Denmark,Germany,Argentina, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 04 01:30 pm
Oct 09 06:30 pm

Lisandro Alonso returns with a gorgeous, 19th century-set existential exploration. Viggo Mortensen is a Danish engineer who heads into the Patagonian wilderness in search of his missing daughter. "This hallucinatory head-trip Western remains unmistakably Alonso’s film… a metaphysical road movie in which origin and destination are markedly less important than the journey itself."—Variety. Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2014.

Experimental & Avant garde, History, Mystery