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IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE

Fri, Feb 11, 2011
at 7 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 5:15 PM (B2)
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Tue, Feb 15, 2011
at 9 PM (B2)
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IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE

DIRECTOR: Florin Serban - ROMANIA

Winner of the Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival and this year’s Romanian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Serban’s film is a penetrating character study of misguided youth. Silviu has spent several years in a juvenile detention center after being arrested for theft, but just days before his release, he receives the dismaying news that his mother, who abandoned him and his younger brother years before, has returned. What’s more, she intends to take his brother, whom Silviu raised like his own son, to Italy. Devastated, resentful, and filled with an overpowering sense of betrayal, Silviu...

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ILLEGAL

Thu, Feb 17, 2011
at 7 PM (B4)
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Fri, Feb 18, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 7:15 PM (B2)
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Tue, Feb 22, 2011
at 9 PM (CM)
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ILLEGAL

DIRECTOR: Olivier Masset-Depasse - BELGIUM

Tania (Anne Coesens), a Russian immigrant residing illegally in Belgium with her teenage son, lives in constant terror. Willing to do whatever it takes to survive and prevent their deportation, the fear of being caught becomes reality when she’s stopped in a routine police check, arrested, and sent to a detention center. Unable to be with her still free son and witness to the persecutions of other illegals from many countries struggling to stay in Belgium, things soon spiral out of control when she claims a false name and finds herself in the limbo of complex deportation policies. This year’s...

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IN A BETTER WORLD

Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 4:45 PM (CM)
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Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 7:15 PM (B3)
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IN A BETTER WORLD

DIRECTOR: Susanne Bier - DENMARK

Anton commutes between his home in an idyllic Danish town and his work at a Kenyan refugee camp tending to the victims of tribal war. Anton and his wife Marianne, who lives in Denmark, are separated. Their eldest son, ten-year-old Elias, is being bullied at school, until Christian, newly arrived from London and troubled by the recent death of his mother, defends him. The boys quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, lives are put in danger. Anton, seeing life from the perspective of living with violence...

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INCENDIES

Fri, Feb 11, 2011
at 8:30 PM (WH)
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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 4:15 PM (B1)
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INCENDIES

DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve - CANADA

Shifting between present-day Montreal and the Lebanese civil war of the 1970s, the story starts at the reading of twin brother and sister Simon and Jeanne’s mother’s will. It is revealed that they have a brother whom they never knew about and a father who is still alive. Their mother, Nawal, gives them the task of finding the two and delivering them her sealed letters. As the film cuts between the twins’ search and flashbacks to Nawal’s difficult past, Simon and Jeanne learn about their mother’s heart-breaking story and discover surprises about themselves. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s acclaimed stage play,...

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INCIDENT BY A BANK

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 12 PM (WH)

INCIDENT BY A BANK

DIRECTOR: Ruben Ostlund - SWEDEN

Shot in a single take, this detailed and humorous account of a failed bank robbery reveals how people react to unusual circumstances. (10 mins.)

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