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Films & Schedules - VOLCANO


Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 2:15 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 8 PM (Cinemagic)
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DIRECTOR: Rúnar Rúnarsson - ICELAND

This year’s Icelandic submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is a “coming-of-age story about a 67-year-old man.” It opens with elegiac images of a volcanic eruption that devastated a coastal town before fast-forwarding to the present—when Hannes, a survivor of the disaster, is retiring from his job as a school custodian. He advises his successor that it’s best if the students fear him; at his sparsely attended retirement party, Hannes responds to the principal’s gently teasing farewell by saying, “My skin is thicker than a shark’s. I can take it.” But can he? Hannes attempts suicide; upon failing, he returns home to his long-suffering wife, adult children, and grandchild. As they share their lives over dinner, Hannes can only gripe about the soup. Then a pair of mishaps—one trivial, the other devastating—forces Hannes to reassess his armored emotional isolation. (99 mins.)

First Feature.


Interests: New Directors, Oscar Submissions.

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