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Ballet on Screen: WOOLF WORKS

After widespread and vigourous critical acclaim, The Royal Ballet’s three-act interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s work is back for its first revival. Director and choreographer Wayne McGregor’s bold and ambitious vision pays off in spades in this moving and spellbinding ballet. In McGregor’s exploration of the traditional story ballet, each act is inspired by a different piece of Woolf’s writing: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves.

SHADOWS OF PARADISE

How did David Lynch, the famous director of notoriously strange film and television including Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks, become the unlikely spokesperson for Transcendental Meditation? In this deep and personal doc, filmmaker Sebastian Lange explores Lynch’s role in the movement, as well as his own complicated relationship to it. Lange was born and raised with Transcendental Meditation, but left at the age of 18. Meanwhile, Lynch has been a devoted practitioner for decades.

Wild reeds

Wild reeds, André Téchiné, 1994 (1h50)

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to try to escape from the war in Algeria, and Henri, a pied-noir (Algerian-born Frenchman). Francois and Serge will have a homosexual relationship, but Serge wants to marry his brother's wife...

The blue room

The blue room, Mathieu Almaric, 2014 (1h16)

A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, what is he accused of?

The betrayal

Philippe Faucon, 2005 (1h20min)

The setting is war-torn Algeria during the early 1970s. When he discovers evidence that would seem to indicate a close confidant’s treachery, a sympathetic French lieutenant in the occupying forces is compelled to make decisions likely to cause ethnic tensions to erupt into violence.

Saint Laurent

Bertrand Bonello, 2014 (2h30min)

With Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel...

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career. 

Presented by Iris Gardet-Hadengue, cinema-lover, professional of the image, Director of operations at Ubisoft Motion Pictures and previously at the Financial Service of UGC Images.

Don Giovanni

Mozart’s opera adapted to film and directed by Joseph Losey, 1979. Prior to the screening, Joël Beddows will give a lecture about Molière’s Dom Juan. Partners: Théâtre français de Toronto and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

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