Program on Film Europe Channel - 28.03.2018


Genre - Country - Director


11:20

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny och Alexander | Drama | France / Germany / Sweden , 1982 | 182 min
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Casting: Ewa Fröling(Emilie Ekdahl), Pernilla Allwin(Fanny Ekdahl), Bertil Guve(Alexander Ekdahl), Börje Ahlstedt(Carl Ekdahl), Allan Edwall(Oscar Ekdahl)

Set in Sweden at the turn of the century, Ingmar Bergman's semi-autobiographical story tells of young sister and brother Fanny (Pernilla Allwin) and Alexander (Bertil Guve), whose comfortable lives change dramatically when their father dies onstage during a performance of 'Hamlet'. Their mother marries a puritanical bishop and the new family move into the bishop's draughty home, where the children are mistreated and their mother becomes consumed with regrets. Through the wide eyes of ten-year-old Alexander (Bertil Guve), we witness the great delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family—a sprawling, convivial bourgeois clan living in turn-of-the-century Sweden. Intended as Ingmar Bergman’s swan song, Fanny and Alexander is the legendary filmmaker’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional rigor with immense joyfulness and sensuality. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction.
14:25

Tango Libre

Tango libre | Drama | Belgium / France / Luxembourg , 2012 | 93 min
Director: Frédéric Fonteyne
Casting: Anne Paulicevich, François Damiens, Jan Hammenecker, Sergi López

A prison guard is attracted to a woman at his weekly tango class. They meet again when she visits her husband in the prison where he works and he is drawn into her complicated romantic life. Meanwhile the prisoners are learning the tango.
16:05

JOURNAL DE FRANCE

Journal de France | Documentary | France , 2012 | 97 min
Director: Raymond Depardon,  Claudine Nougaret
Casting: Raymond Depardon,  Claudine Nougaret,  Henry Chapier 

Travelling alone, internationally acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon spent six years capturing France with a large format camera. This long, solitary road trip provided fertile ground for the creation of an extraordinary travel journal. Depardon revisited important places from his past as a reporter: Chad, Venice and Cannes. Previously unseen footage from his archive has also been added to create an intimate, compelling and revelatory 'Journal de France' - a unique portrait of a country and its landscapes.
17:45

Diplomacy

Diplomatie | Drama / war | France / Germany , 2014 | 81 min
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Casting: André Dussollier, Burghart Klaußner, Niels Arestrup, Robert Stadlober

August 25th, 1944. The Allies enter Paris. Shortly before dawn, Dietrich von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), German military governor of Paris, prepares to execute Adolph Hitler’s orders to blow up the French capital. Bridges and monuments are all rigged to explode. And yet, Paris is not destroyed. For what reasons did von Choltitz refuse to carry out the Fuhrer’s commands, despite his boundless loyalty to the Third Reich? Was it Raoul Nordling (André Dussollier), Swedish consul-general to Paris, who made the General change his mind?
19:10

Caesar Must Die

Cesare deve morire | Drama | Italy , 2012 | 74 min
Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Casting: Juan Bonetti(Decius), Cosimo Rega(Cassius), Salvatore Striano(Brutus), Giovanni Arcuri(César), Antonio Frasca(Marcus Antonius)

The theater in Rome’s Rebibbia Prison. A performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has just ended amidst rapturous applause. The lights dim on the actors and they become prisoners once again as they’re accompanied back to their cells. Six months earlier. The warden and a theater director speak to the inmates about a new project, the staging of Julius Caesar in the prison. The first step is casting. The second step is exploring the text. Shakespeare’s universal language helps the inmates-actors identify with their characters. The process is long and full of anxiety, hope, and fun. These are the feelings that accompany the inmates at night in their cells after each rehearsal. Who is Giovanni who plays Caesar? Who is Salvatore-Brutus? For what crimes have they been imprisoned? The film does not hide this. Wonder and pride for the play do not always free the inmates from the exasperation of being incarcerated. Their angry confrontations put the show in danger. On the anticipated but feared opening night, the audience is large and diversified: inmates, actors, students, and directors. Julius Caesar is brought back to life but this time, on a stage inside a prison. It’s a success. The inmates return to their cells, even “Cassius”, one of the main characters, one of the best. He has been in prison for many years, but tonight his cell feelsdifferent, hostile. He remains still. Then he turns, looks into the camera, and says: “Since I have known art, this cell has turned into a prison”.
20:30

The Kid with a Bike

Le gamin au vélo | Drama | Belgium / France , 2011 | 84 min
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Casting: Egon Di Mateo(Wes), Thomas Doret(Cyril Catoul), Cécile De France(Samantha), Jérémie Renier(Catoul), Fabrizio Rongione

Cyril, almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father who left him temporarily in a children's home. By chance he meets Samantha, who runs a hairdressing salon and agrees to let him stay with her at weekends. Cyril doesn't recognize the love Samantha feels for him, a love he desperately needs to calm his rage.
22:00

R

R | Crime / drama | Denmark , 2010 | 96 min
Director: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Casting: Pilou Asbak, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Moller

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbak. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison's parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune's friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates.
23:40

Bye Bye Blondie

Bye Bye Blondie | Comedy / drama | France , 2012 | 95 min
Director: Virginie Despentes
Casting: Béatrice Dalle, Emmanuelle Béart, Pascal Greggory, Soko, Stomy Bugsy

A Love Story Of Two Women Who meet up in their late forties and attempt to retrieve the romance they had in their youth
01:20

R

R | Crime / drama | Denmark , 2010 | 96 min
Director: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Casting: Pilou Asbak, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Moller

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbak. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison's parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune's friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates.
03:00

Bye Bye Blondie

Bye Bye Blondie | Comedy / drama | France , 2012 | 95 min
Director: Virginie Despentes
Casting: Béatrice Dalle, Emmanuelle Béart, Pascal Greggory, Soko, Stomy Bugsy

A Love Story Of Two Women Who meet up in their late forties and attempt to retrieve the romance they had in their youth
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