WIFF’s Weekend Watch List — 04/29

DEATH ON THE NILE

(If you want some light entertainment)

Vincent Georgie: With an all-star cast lead by Kenneth Branagh, Annette Bening and Armie Hammer, this Agatha Christie travel-minded murder mystery is the kind of luxurious, glossy entertainment that goes over well with a few drinks on a weekend evening. Enjoy.

Synopsis: Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

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DONBASS

(If you want to learn about Ukraine)

Vincent Georgie: One of the Ukraine’s most respected filmmakers, Sergei Loznitsa dramatizes Ukraine/Russian conflicts in a powerful and informative way. The film is a very tough watch, be warned. But those that are seeking this kind of content will be impressed.

Synopsis: As the effects of propaganda and manipulation begin to surface, society begins to degrade in the turbulent times in eastern Ukraine.

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MAUDIE

(If you love a Canadian success story)

Vincent Georgie: Atlantic painter Maud Lewis is considered one of the most significant and memorable visual artists in Canadian history. She was a gentle, innocent soul and this is appropriately a gentle, innocent dramatization of her life. Selected as WIFF 2016’s Opening Night Film, and winner of the LiUNA! 625 People’s Choice Award, the beating heart of the film is the perfectly cast Sally Hawkins as Maud. You’ll love this one.

Synopsis: Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis falls in love with a fishmonger while working for him as a live-in housekeeper.

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DOUBLE FEATURE

THE PRIVATE LIVES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE

In STORIES WE TELL, writer-director Sarah Polley has the incredible courage to dig into her own family history to discover complications and truths unknown. In LISTEN TO ME MARLON, you will discover a thoughtful and very engaging film that go right to the source: the film is an assemblage of many previously unheard audio recordings of Brando himself. Both films push us to consider the “stories” we tell both ourselves and others.

STORIES WE TELL

Through a series of revealing interviews, filmmaker Sarah Polley investigates the truth about her family history.

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LISTEN TO ME MARLON

Actor Marlon Brando reveals personal thoughts on audio tape, offering insight into his life and career.

 

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