VIJAY AND I
2013, The Match Factory, 105 min, Belgium, Dir: Sam Garbarski

At age 40, actor Will Wilder (Moritz Bleibtreu) is feeling down in the dumps about his career - he plays Bad Luck Bunny on a New York City children's TV show. After a freak car accident convinces everyone that he’s dead, Will gains an unusual perspective on his life when he decides to attend the funeral disguised as a gentlemanly Sikh, Vijay Singh. Patricia Arquette, Danny Pudi and Michael Imperioli costar in this engaging comedy. In English.


PUPPYLOVE
2013, 85 min, Belgium, Dir: Delphine Lehericey

Fourteen years old and sort of an outsider, Diane (a marvelous Solène Rigot) is beginning to explore sexuality. She gets no guidance from single dad Christian (Vincent Perez), so when English teen Julia (Audrey Bastien) moves in to her apartment building, Diane gains a confidante. But the promiscuous Julia has few limits, and draws Diane into increasingly risky behavior. In French with English subtitles.


THE FIFTH SEASON
LA CINQUIÈME SAISON
2012, Films Boutique, 93 min, Belgium, Dir: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth

In an isolated Belgian village, spring mysteriously fails to follow winter, and teenagers Alice (Aurélia Poirier) and Thomas (Django Schrevens) watch as their farming community slowly succumbs to in-fighting and despair. Shot in extended takes, this haunting film is a follow-up to co-directors Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s earlier examinations of man’s relationship to nature, KHADAK and ALTIPLANO. In French and Flemish with English subtitles.


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