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Cinefest DURHAM

CINEFEST DURHAM returns for another season of bringing quality Canadian and international films to Durham Region since 1995

When: September 27, October 25, November 29, at 7pm.
Where: Cineplex Odeon Oshawa, 1351 Grandview Street North
Tickets: $10, cash only at the door

Upcoming Films

Director: Hanns Holm
Cast: Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg
Year: 2016 Runtime:116 minutes
Language: Swedish, Persian with English subtitles

Based on Fredrik Backman's bestselling novel and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards, A MAN CALLED OVE combines dark humour and moving sincerity in its depiction of a cantankerous old man who may not be as detached and hard- hearted as he initially seems. Featuring wonderful performances, A MAN CALLED OVE is both wryly tongue-in-cheek and gently earnest and demonstrates the immeasurable importance of a community, no matter how small, and that a bit of faith in each other can lead to strong, neighbourly bonds.

“ Man Called Ove hits all of the genre's sweet spots, without ever tipping into the saccharine.”
Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail

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Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant
Year: 2016 Runtime: 110 minutes
Language: English

A rousing romantic comedy set in Britain’s wartime film industry, THEIR FINEST is about boosting morale during a period of national and personal crisis. Catrin Cole is a “slop” scriptwriter, charged with bringing a female perspective to war films produced by the British Ministry of Information’s Film Division. Based on the novel THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF by Lissa Evans, the film pops with witty banter and flows with lovely period detail. Gemma Arterton ultimately steals the show, bringing subtlety, intelligence, and a range of beautifully gauged emotions to Catrin, whose path to self-renewal is an inspiring example of a talented woman forging her place in the world.

“Scherfig sets so many plates spinning in this Second World War romantic drama, part of the film's great appeal is wondering if they'll come crashing down.”
Peter Howell, Toronto Star

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Director: Cristian Mungiu
Cast: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Lia Bugnar
Year: 2016 Runtime: 128 minutes
Language: Romanian with English Subtitles

Romanian auteur, Cristian Mungiu, won the Best Director prize at Cannes for this incisive morality play. Determined that his daughter get into the "right school," physician Romeo is distraught when the girl is attacked, though largely because he fears the incident will distract her from acing her upcoming exams. As he goes to highly questionable lengths to ensure his daughter's academic success, Romeo becomes yet another cog in the corrupt system he claims to despise.

“The cinematography, the dialogue and the performances, especially Adrian Titieni's as an earnest and anxious Mr. Fix-It, are impressively naturalistic.”
Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

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