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This looks like a sensitively told, beautifully photographed story, and is a possibly nominee for an Oscar for best foreign film. Remember, if you are running late, we always sit way back, main floor, center.

Synopsis:

Twelve-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister, Louise (Léa Seydoux of Farewell, My Queen) near a luxury Swiss ski resort. Taking on the responsibility of providing for the two of them – since Louise can’t seem to hold on to a job – Simon finds ways to eke out a living from the rich tourists in the area, but when he partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, his life takes an unexpectedly dangerous turn. Reminiscent of the great films by Belgium’s Dardenne brothers (L’Enfant, The Kid With a Bike), as well as the insightful portraits of youth by François Truffaut (The 400 Blows), Ursula Meier steers her complex, intimate and heart-wrenching tale of siblings in the throes of a moral awakening with a sure and elegant directorial hand. One of the year’s most moving films features crystalline cinematography by the extraordinary Agnès Godard (Beau Travail, The Dreamlife of Angels). Special Silver Prize Winner, 2012 Berlin Film Festival. Official Swiss submission, 2013 Academy Awards. (97 min.)

Review:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130102/REVIEWS/130109994/1004/REVIEWS08

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun

    January 20, 2013

  • Natalie

    Interesting film with an intriguing first act surprise that isn't telegraphed to the audience. Presumed familial obligations (real and imagined), the morality of theft for survival and the ethics of buying stolen goods, and the longing for traditional family roles are all examined in this very good film.

    January 19, 2013

  • Jeanne D.

    I may not be able to make it. If I come, it will be a last minute thing. Not sure on timing.

    January 19, 2013

  • Bill

    We should sit in the balcony to see the movie. I believe it's been re-opened.

    January 17, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Hi Clare

    It just depends on who is up for it. Not a lot of options within walking distance. Will play it by ear. We are gathering beforehand at the Crystal Gallery though.

    January 14, 2013

  • Clare R.

    Hi, newbie here. Does the group go out afterward?

    January 14, 2013

  • Scott W

    Hi all. Thinking of coming to this with a group. Is there ever an issue with getting enough tickets?

    January 8, 2013

    • Rebecca

      Hi Scott - For this one I really don't think there will be. The only one we have to usually worry about is the Oscar Nominated Shorts, but I'll remind everyone when I post that event.

      January 8, 2013

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