THE FIRST, THE LAST
LES PREMIERS LES DERNIERS
2016, 98 min, France/Belgium, Dir: Bouli Lanners

Writer-director Bouli Lanners and Albert Dupontel costars as bounty hunters scouring a bleak countryside in search of a cellphone in this off-beat ensemble drama. Along the way they find a young couple on the run, Jesus, and an elderly undertaker (Max von Sydow). A Panorama winner at the Berlin International Film Festival. In French and English with English subtitles.


MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA
GUIBORD S’EN VA-T-EN GUERRE
2015, Films Distribution, 108 min, Dir: Philippe Falardeau

This nimble satire from writer-director Philippe Falardeau (MONSIEUR LAZHAR) won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Best Canadian Feature award. Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard) is a Member of Parliament from Quebec faced with breaking the tie in a vote on whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East; trying to maintain calm in the eye of the ensuing political storm is his new intern from Haiti, Souverain (Irdens Exantus).


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