Wednesday, February 9
The Last Mistress2007. France/Italy. Dir: Catherine Breillat. With Asia Argento, Fu’ad Aït Aattou. 104 min.
recreates the glamour of 19th Century Paris to frame a steamy story of sexual
obsession. Swashbuckling Ryno leaves his lover of ten years to marry a virginal
daughter of aristocracy. But is his passion dead, or will his last mistress
come back to haunt him? Presented as
part of The Tournées Festival.
Thursday, February 10
Five Hours From Paris (Hamesh Shaot me’Pariz)
2009. Israel. Dir: Leonid Prudovsky. With Vladimir Freedman, Dror Keren. 90 min.In this bittersweet
romantic comedy, an aerophobic Israeli cabbie and a married Russian music
teacher begin a delicate romance as he readies himself to fly out for his son’s
bar mitzvah and she prepares to immigrate to Canada to join her husband. Speaker: film director Haim Tabakman,
Jewish and Israel Visiting Scholar in Residence.
Friday, February 11
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975. UK. Dir: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. With With Several Very Silly People. 91 min.
In the anarchic
British troupe’s medieval opus, King Arthur and his men are given a holy
mission… and then are promptly distracted by Knights Who Say Ni, Holy Hand
Grenades, and debates about the air-speed velocity of swallows. Don’t let mere
flesh wounds keep you away!
Saturday, February 12
Walkabout1971. UK. Dir: Nicholas Roeg. With Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil. 100 min.
A teenage girl and
her six year-old brother find themselves stranded in the heart of the deadly
Australian outback and soon befriend a an adolescent Aboriginal on his solo
rite of passage. What unfolds is a bizarre and intense contemplation of
survival, love, and the hostility between colonization and the natural world.