January 2014

Aftermath

2013  Poland  1h 44 min  Drama/Thriller  NR

Two brothers are in the center of this controversial movie, the older one comes from America to visit his younger one after 20 years of living separately. They discovered that their village played a role quite different from the official version during years of Holocaust. They found out much more than they wanted to.


The Rocket

2013  Australia/Cambodia/Laos   1h 36min  Drama Unrated

A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he’s not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival.


The Hunt

2013  Denmark   1h 51min  Drama R

Mads Mikkelsen (NBC’s Hannibal, A ROYAL AFFAIR, CASINO ROYALE) won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity.


The Past

2013  France/Iran   2h 10min  Drama PG-13

An Iranian man reunites with his estranged wife (Bérénice Bejo) in Paris to finalize their divorce, which is soon complicated by a shocking revelation by her daughter from a previous marriage. Directed by Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi whose last film “A Separation” won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.