THE TASTE OF BLUEBERRIES
LE GOÛT DES MYRTILLES
2014, 90 min, Belgium, Dir: Thomas De Thier

In the second feature from writer-director Thomas De Their, elderly couple Michel and Jeanne (Michel Piccoli and Natasha Parry) take to the road for their summer picnic, an annual ritual to remember their son Philippe, who died decades earlier. After arriving at the forest, they lose their car keys, and as the two wander through the woods they encounter a lifetime of memories, dreams and fears. A touching and poetic drama that mirrors the human experience with the wonders of nature. In French with English subtitles.


THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY
LE FANTÔME DE LA LIBERTÉ
1974, Rialto Pictures, 104 min, France/Italy, Dir: Luis Buñuel

Surreal even by Buñuel standards, this loosely connected series of Monty Pythonesque sketches thumbs its nose at the conventions of storytelling as well as those of bourgeois society. Buñuel and co-writer Jean-Claude Carrière dream up dirty pictures of French architecture, poker-playing monks, celebrity snipers, fox-hunting tanks and more, setting the table for a banquet of free-wheeling satire. In French with English subtitles.


TOPAZ
1969, Universal, 143 min, US, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Director Alfred Hitchcock delves deeper into the world of Cold War espionage he’d plumbed in TORN CURTAIN, adapting this thriller from Leon Uris’ fact-based novel about the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. When a defector reveals the Soviet plan to install nuclear missiles in Cuba, the CIA turns to French spy André Devereaux (Frederick Stafford) to gather intelligence. Complicating his work is a cadre of French double-agents codenamed “Topaz.” With Michel Piccoli and Philippe Noiret.


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