Thursday, 7 May 2015

24 EDITION OF EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL FROM 13 MAY AT FRENCH CULTURE CENTER DE NAIROBI

Festival @ Alliance Française




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13th May @ 5.30pm

DAS FINSTERE TAL (The Dark Valley)

Western – 2014 –115 minutes
Director: Andreas Prochaska
Starring: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, HelmuthHäusler
A lone horseman rides into an Austrian village just as winter is approaching. Returning to his maternal homeland from America, the stranger finds lodging with Luzi and her widowed mother. He introduces himself as a photographer but nobody suspects that the foreigner is here to take revenge.




Above 18(+18)
19th May @ 7pm-Ciné-Café
31st May @ 3pm


WE COME AS FRIENDS

Documentary/Drama – 2013 - 110 min
Director: Hubert Sauper

South Sudan may have declared its independence in 2011 but that hasn’t kept outside forces from staking their claims in the world’s newest country. A Chinese oil company is exploiting the natural resources and contaminating precious drinking water in the process. American missionaries are exerting their religious influence, offering education in exchange for compliance with their notions of propriety. Having liberated themselves from North Sudan and its President Omar al-Bashir, the people now find themselves confronted by a new breed of predatory adversary.

Winner of the Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery
at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Winner of the Peace Film Award at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.   

Parental Guidance


13th May @ 7.30pm
29th May @ 5.30pm


the BROKEN CIRCLE breakdown
Romance/Drama – 2012 –112 minutes
Director: Felix van Groeningen
Starring: VeerleBaetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture until an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intense melodrama, full of passion and music.


Winner of 2014 César for the Best Foreign Film.
Winner of the Best Actress Award at the 2013 European Film Awards.
Winner of Label Europa Cinemas at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.

Above16 (+16)

21th May @ 7.30pm

Le goût des myrtilles (The taste of blueberries)
Drama – 2014 – 86 minutes
Director : Thomas de Thier
Starring : Michel Piccoli, Natasha Parry

In old age, every day seems the same. But for Jeanne and Michel who are in their eighties, 3rd August is unlike any other day. They embark on a journey of no return, a road movie, a love story, A film about mourning, and an ode to nature.


Parental Guidance


14th May @ 5.30pm
23rdMay @ 7.30pm


VRatnÉ lahve(Empties)
Comedy/Drama – 2007 – 104 minutes
Director: Jan Sverák
Starring: ZdenekSverák, Daniela Kolárová, Pavel Landovský

A middle-aged teacher grows tired of his demanding and occasionally obnoxious students and opts to take early retirement. He quickly realizes that he needs to be occupied and undertakes random jobs, discovering a new community in the process. Once more his life has meaning but his marriage is being threatened. Empties is a funny and touching story of love in old age. It broke Czech box office records within six weeks of its release.


Winner of three Czech Lions for Best Director,Best Screenplay and Audience Award in 2008.


Above 16 (+16)


14th May @ 7.30pm – Ciné-Café


THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES

Thriller – 2013 – 97 minutes
Director: MikkelNorgaard
Starring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Per ScheelKrüger, TroelsLyby

Following a shootout that left his two partners respectively dead and paralyzed, chief detective Carl is assigned to the newly established Department Q to close cold cases from the past. Together with his partner Assad, the two are expected to push paperwork to close cases. When they being work on the disappearance of a female politician, a case ruled as suicide, Carl and Assad venture on a journey to unravel the shocking truth behind the mystery.



Above 16(+16)
23rd May @ 3pm


ant boy
Action/Adventure – 2014 – 77 minutes
Director: Ask Hasselbalch
Starring: Oscar Dietz, Amalie Kruse Jensen, Samuel Ting Graf

12-year-old Pelle, while running from some bullies, is bitten by an ant. The next morning, he discovers he has a new craving for sugar, sticky hands, and super strength. Following the advice of a local comic book geek Wilhelm, he becomes a costumed superhero named Antboy. When the dreaded villain, The Flea, enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge.


Parental Guidance


15th May @ 5.30pm
23rd May @ 5.30pm
28th May @ 5.30pm


le havre
Drama – 2011 – 93 minutes
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Starring: André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin


Fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa into the path of Marcel Marx, a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support of his tight-knit community, Marcel stands up to the officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. The film has been inspired by the tragic fate of many illegal immigrants who seek to reach the promised golden land of Europe.



Above 16(+16)


15th May @ 7.30pm
21st May @ 5.30pm