ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
2007, Sony Repertory, 133 min, USA/UK, Dir: Julie Taymor

Acclaimed director Julie Taymor adapts The Beatles songbook as a romance set in the 1960s. Liverpool dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) travels to America in search of his estranged father and meets the privileged Lucy Carrigan (Evan Rachel Wood); as anti-war protests, music and drugs swirl around them, the two fall in love. More than 30 Beatles songs are heard in this joyous and visually dazzling rock musical, whose story of young people finding their way in a turbulent world remains universal.


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LA MIGLIORE OFFERTA
2012, IFC Films, 124 min, Italy, Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore

The latest from acclaimed director Giuseppe Tornatore (CINEMA PARADISO) stars Geoffrey Rush as the manager of an auction house who is employed by an heiress to sell an art collection - but the mysterious young woman drives their professional relationship to the edge of obsession. Winner of the Nastro d’Argento and David di Donatello awards for the Best Film of 2013. In English.


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