This year's Kino Croatia series opens with the latest hit comedy from director Vinko Brešan, THE PRIEST’S CHILDREN. A priest - albeit a phony one - plays a central role in Krsto Papić’s FLOWER SQUARE. Dalibor Matanić’s HANDYMEN follows a beleaguered housewife who becomes the object of three men’s affections. Bobo Jelčić’s tense look at the war legacy, A STRANGER, dominated the Pula Film Festival awards this year. And VIS-À-VIS examines a subject close to home for director Nevio Marasović - a filmmaker struggling with the autobiographical script for his next project.
A series co-presented with the Luis Buñuel Film Institute includes new restorations of the shorts “Land Without Bread” and “Un Chien Andalou,” Catherine Deneuve in BELLE DE JOUR and a new restoration of VIRIDIANA, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE, L’AGE D’OR, a display of production-related gems from the Buñuel Institute archive, a "Surrealist Ball" featuring appetizers from Buñuel’s personally curated home dinner menu, and other surreal surprises.
Yann Gonzalez, Justine Triet, Antonin Peretjako, Sebastien Betbeder, Nicolas Pariser and Yann Le Quellec all made remarkable impressions at the most recent Cannes Film Festival. Young and working outside of the French studio system, these talented filmmakers bring with them a sense of freedom and experimentation that has not been seen in decades. Though not really a self-defined group, these New Generation directors share a camaraderie born of independents surmounting tight budgets with limitless creativity. We’re pleased to showcase their work on our screens, beginning with the debut feature from Yann Gonzalez, YOU AND THE NIGHT.
Join us at the American Cinematheque for the 2014 installment of our Art Directors Guild Film Society monthly screenings. Kicking off the series is an evening of episodes from the classic British TV series “The Prisoner,” followed in coming months by such richly visualized feature films as THE DEVILS and MONSIEUR VERDOUX.
We delve deeper into the Hitchcock canon with a program mixing popular favorites (NORTH BY NORTHWEST, SHADOW OF A DOUBT and THE BIRDS) with numerous rarities (domestic drama THE SKIN GAME, marital satire RICH AND STRANGE, screwball comedy MR. & MRS. SMITH and much more)!