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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 through this link: 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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  • Darrell

    Great movie and certainly got me thinking a lot. My husband and I was discussing about the film throughout our 30 minute walk home. Thank you once again for sharing this film. Wish we cod stay back and hang out with the rest of the group at Nuba but we both had a long day and were ready to go home. Look forward to the next movie meet up!

    February 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I really enjoyed the film too, and wanted to go to Nuba, but it was late and I had had a long day. Glad I saw the film though!

      February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've had such a long and tiring day, that I'm debating on whether or not to miss out on this. But the movie sounds great, the menu looks good (and cheap!), and I do have to go downtown for an errand. I will try my best to meet you. I'll change my RSVP if I can't.

    February 12, 2014

  • 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

  • Sandra

    Sorry I have to cancel. Some other time. :(

    February 11, 2014

  • Sandra

    I have never seen any Swiss movie. I am very curious about this one.

    February 1, 2014

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