Switzerland’s official entry for this year’s foreign film Oscar is one of the most acclaimed movies of 2012. Tomatometer rating: 95%.
From the director of Home; beautifully lensed by Claire Denis’ regular cinematographer Agnès Godard.
French, with subtitles.
7:05PM MOVIE at Cinematheque
Meet us in the lobby about 15 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward not too far from the ticket office.
9:15PM Dinner/Discussion at Mi Pueblo --after the movie.
******If you cannot find us in the lobby of the movie theater after the movie, please go the the restaurant and ask the manager for the "movie group".********
Although it is in walking distance, we can drive/carpool to the restaurant--(unless the snow and cold don't bother you!) We will be in the back room.
11611 Euclid Ave
Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Léa Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But, when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory. -- (C) Adopt Films
97 min. 35mm. French with subtitles. Cleveland premiere..
Directed By: Ursula Meier
Manohla Dargis, NY Times
A cool yet compassionate look at two people bound by love and shared struggles in a world of haves and have-nots.
John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
A work of precocious depth by Ursula Meier ("Home"), who's nervy enough to enlist the Alps as a metaphor, and inject a story of family dysfunction with just enough politics to make it a parable
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