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Best Swiss film of the decade - The Foster Boy

Dont miss this once only screening of Switzerland biggest domestic box office hit to date !

For those who enjoy a top class story, quality acting, and a totally original tale you will have your reward - proudly brought to you by Reel Causes!

A panel discussion following the screening!

Feb 12th, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts,Djavad Mowafaghian cinema

149 West Hastings Street 

Doors open 6:45, Film starts 7:15

In support of Aunt Leah's place: http://auntleahs.org/

Buy early bird tickets: Reelcauses-Foster Boy tickets

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Qv_XVJ-js

Synopsis:

As harrowing as it is beautiful, this poignant drama is Switzerland’s biggest domestic box office hit to date. 

Set in the 1950′s, it tells the story of an orphan boy named Max who is sent to a foster home when his mother dies, and soon after contracted out to work on a farm. But instead of finding affection and acceptance from the Bosiger family, they treat him as little more than an animal. 

For Max, playing the accordion is the one thing that is entirely his. It gives him the courage and self-esteem he needs to survive. He also values his friendship with Berteli, another orphan working on the farm. At school the two children learn about Argentina, a country of meat and accordions. It becomes their fantasy land of promise and hope.

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  • Mohamed I.

    See you all tonight! I will be at Bean around the world Cambie & Hastings 6:15 PM. After the movie we go to NUBA across the street (Cambie & Hastings as well!!)

    February 12, 2014

    • Vera K.

      sorry

      1 · February 12, 2014

    • Vera K.

      I'm really sorry that I have to cancel tonight. I have a wicked migraine and won't be able to make it. I was really looking forward to it.

      February 12, 2014

  • Deborah V.

    Can I buy a ticket on site? How will I meet up with the group?

    February 10, 2014

    • Mohamed I.

      Hi Deborah, you can buy a ticket on site. Its a bit cheaper though to buy it online.

      February 12, 2014

    • Mohamed I.

      I just posted information above to meet with the group

      February 12, 2014

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