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Original multilingual version 
Release date :
31 January 2020
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2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films
Cinéma du Parc is proud to be presenting all Oscar-nominated films in the BEST ANIMATED SHORT and BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT categories.

Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does the heavy lifting for us and sifts through thousands of "Best in Category" winners from short film festivals around the globe, selecting a scant ten films to receive nominations for both Best Animated and Best Live Action Academy Awards. Since we aren't exactly jet-setters and hadn't had the chance to see any of these films in the past year, that simulcast moment was always considered snack break time in our household. However, this year, when that shiny gold statue is handed over, we will have the chance to cheer or jeer with authority, because a theater near you (our very own Cinéma du Parc!) will be presenting all ten nominated films, which are all under 40 minutes each, in one program.

ANIMATED SHORTS
Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic, 15 min.
Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry, USA, 7 min.
Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan, USA, 9 min.
Memorable – Bruno Collet, France, 12 min.
Sister – Siqi Song, China/USA, 8 min.
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS, TBD

LIVE ACTION SHORTS
Brotherhood – Meryan Joobeur, Tunisia, 25 min.
Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat, Tunisia/France, 17 min.
The Neighbors’ Window – Marshall Curry, USA, 20 min.
Saria – Bryan Buckley, USA, 23 min.
A Sister – Delphine Girard, Belgium, 16 min.


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl) - Carol Dysinger, UK, 39 min.
Life Overtakes Me - John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson, Sweden/USA, 39 min.
In the Absence - Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea, 28 min.
St. Louis Superman - Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, USA, 28 min.
Walk Run Cha-Cha - Laura Nix, USA, 21 min.

 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
Général (déconseillé aux jeunes enfants)
Release date :
31 January 2020
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Papicha (STA)
14 years old and up

Algeria, the 1990s civil war, violent fundamentalists limit women’s freedom. Nedjma (charismatic Lyna Khoudri), in year 3 of French studies in college, is obsessed with fashion designing. Everyday life soon becomes more restrictive and even life-threatening, yet Nedjma and her best friend still find ways to sneak-out of their locked dormitory at night and sell handmade dresses in discotheque washrooms. Many of Nedjma’s contemporaries have emigrated, but Nedjma refuses to leave her beloved Algeria. Why not assert female pride and independence by organizing a fashion show, outfoxing the radicals?

Inspired by real events, first-time director-co-screenwriter Mounia Meddour spins a harrowing tale bursting with energy.
 
French subtitled in English
13 ans +
Release date :
31 January 2020
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Le rire (STA)
Mixing realism and worrying strangeness, Le Rire presents a humane exploration of the survivor's syndrome, the grieving process, the distance of time, the power of love, and the joy of being alive.
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
07 February 2020
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The Traitor (STA)
THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the early 1980's, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are being settled and Buscetta watches from afar as his sons and brother are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra.
SPECIAL EVENT
Post-screening discussion
07 February 2020  19:15
Original multilingual version subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
07 February 2020
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Prisons sans barreaux (STF)
Our environment is saturated with chemicals and electromagnetic fields. The adverse effects of these massive exposures affect a growing number of individuals, including Isabelle, Kathya, Jean-François, Sylvain and Jayden. A glimpse into the little-known world of environmental illness.
SPECIAL EVENT
Post-screening discussion
10 February 2020  19:15
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
Release date :
10 February 2020
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Prisons without Bars (STA)
Our environment is saturated with chemicals and electromagnetic fields. The adverse effects of these massive exposures affect a growing number of individuals, including Isabelle, Kathya, Jean-François, Sylvain and Jayden. A glimpse into the little-known world of environmental illness.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
14 February 2020
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The Assistant (STF)
Showing with French subtitles.

"The Assistant" follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant's -- making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.
 
French subtitled in English
Général
Release date :
14 February 2020
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Jules & Jim
Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. The legendary François Truffaut directs, and Jeanne Moreau stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) into one of cinema’s most captivating romantic triangles. An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love, Jules and Jim was a worldwide smash in 1962 and remains every bit as audacious and entrancing today.
 
English 
Release date :
14 February 2020
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THE ROOM
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THE ROOM is a sincere attempt by actor, director, writer, and producer Tommy Wiseau to create a romantic tragedy. Fortuantely it was so poorly made that it has attained cult status in LA, where monthly midnight screenings have been held for the last few years and audience participation has become a tradition.

Down in the swamp with films like Plan 9 from Outer Space and Troll 2, THE ROOM is so bad that it is among the top 10 bestselling comedies on amazon.com, and has even made it onto Wikipedia’s List of films considered the worst. You will find this movie so awful that you will want to watch it again and again.

• Is this the worst movie ever made? The Room is so unfeasibly bad, it has become a cult hit (The Guardian UK).
• “The Citizen Kane of bad movies” (Entertainment Weekly)
• “a bad – shockingly bad – romantic tragedy” (Time Out New York).

• “prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back – before even 30 minutes have passed” (Variety).

Most film-makers have nightmares about reviews like these, but they’ve worked wonders for The Room, a movie whose transcendent awfulness has made it a cult phenomenon and an audience-participation fixture along the lines of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 
russian subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
21 February 2020
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Beanpole (STA)
In 1945 Leningrad, reduced to rubble by the Second World War, a young woman, Iya, works in a hospital tending to soldiers wounded in battle. Tragedy strikes when her friend Masha returns from the front. Through an austere yet intimate lens – no surprise given his first film Closeness – Kantemir Balagov tackles the postwar fallout with fascinating historical exactitude. The 28-year-old filmmaker’s devastating second feature is brutal and provocative, both a well-handled study of female friendship and an unforgettable cinematic experience
 
Polish subtitled in English
Release date :
28 February 2020
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Corpus Christi (STA)
After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy - but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk - even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn't revealed in the confessional booth.
 
English subtitled in French
Release date :
06 March 2020
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Désolé de vous avoir manqué (STF)
At 83, Ken Loach’s sense of his times is sharper than ever. Sorry We Missed You, his latest feature, gives his trademark neorealism a new turn as it targets the gig economy. Central to this family drama is Ricky, a father, husband and serial odd-jobber forced to reinvent himself as a delivery driver for a Web-based corporation. Impeccably filmed and marked by excellent performances, this is Loach at his unflinching, gut-wrenching best: giving a voice to those who end up getting screwed by the technological change that generates astronomical profits for just a few.
 
Arabic subtitled in French
Release date :
13 March 2020
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La mer entre nous (STF)
Fifteen years of bloody civil war have left deep marks on Lebanon’s politics and society. More than 25 years after the war’s end, the capital, Beirut, is still fraught with tension. Filmmaker Marlene Edoyan follows two women, members of the same generation who apparently have nothing in common. Hayat and Wafaa, one Muslim and the other Christian, live in a place where Hezbollah and the Phalange are well-established political parties, and where nearby conflicts only stir up bad memories. Is reconciliation possible in a city carved up by invisible borders? In masterful direct cinema style, the filmmaker observes ideologies through the often-ignored prism of women’s perspectives.
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
Release date :
20 March 2020
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The Whistlers (STA)
A policeman intent on freeing a crooked businessman from prison on Gomera, an island in the Canaries. However, he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.