Post by Mark
The weather is so perfect for this right now.
Saturday, March 2nd 2013 at 7:30pm
THREE COLORS: RED
The last film of the 3 Colours trilogy as well as the last film that Kieslowski ever directed before his death two years later, and winner of multiple awards as well as being considered one of the best films of all time, Red follows a young model living in Geneva who makes a connection with a retired judge, which opens a new door in her life in seeing the connection between him and his surroundings.
Thursday, March 7th 2013 at 7:30pm
Winner of Best Film at SXSW and nominated for best script at the Independent Spirit Awards, and shot entirely on a 7D. Aura returns home from her Midwest liberal arts college to her artist family’s TriBeCa loft with nothing but a film studies degree, a failed relationship, and a lack of direction. She takes a job as a hostess at a restaurant and falls into relationships with two self-centered men while struggling to define herself.
Saturday, March 9th 2013 at 7:30pm
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
The best reviewed film of 2012, winner of countless awards including Best Documentary at the BAFTA’s and at the time of writing this is nominated for the same award at the Oscars (expected to win), Searching for Sugar Man follows Two South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez, after finding out that although he was one of the biggest names in South Africa, no one had heard of him in his home back in America.
Thursday, March 14th 2013 at 7:30pm
THE KID WITH A BIKE
Winner of the 2011 Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, and holding a rating of 96% on rottentomatoes.com, and directed by the multiple Palme d’Or winning filmmaking duo The Dardenne Brothers, The Kid with a Bike is a subtle masterpiece of naturalistic filmmaking. Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.
Saturday, March 16th 2013 at 7:30pm
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES
Called “one of the greatest and most powerful war films ever made” by acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert, and universally considered one of the best animated films ever made, Grave of Fireflies is a tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister’s struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Thursday, March 21st 2013 at 7:30pm
On many top ten of 2012 lists, and nominated for over 25 awards worldwide, and praised for its entirely original take on a familiar story, with a unique visual style by award-winning director Joe Wright, Anna Karenina is set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, where the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Saturday, March 23rd 2013 at 7:30pm
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
Winner of the 2010 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Uncle Boonmee is a magical film that centers on the last days in the life of its title character. Together with his loved ones – including the ghost of his dead wife and his lost son who has returned in a non-human form – Boonmee explores his past lives as he contemplates the reasons for his illness.
Thursday, March 28th 2013 at 7:30pm
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, Primer is the experimental cult sci-fi classic that people have been talking about since its release. A brilliant film shot on a budget of just $ 7,000, Primer follows four men in a suburban garage who have built a device that they’re not sure about. Two of these man see the potential as too valuable to market, and begin to experiment with how far they can take it. They eventually have to face the question, “If you always want what you can’t have, what do you want when you can have anything?”
Saturday, March 30th 2013 at 7:30pm
Winner of multiple awards including Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival, Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes and the BAFTA’s. An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who write letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, in search for the father he never knew.
Cinemagic Kuwait, is organizing these events as part of its efforts to contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Kuwaiti audio-visual production industry, partly by bringing the filmmakers and audiences together and by Increasing the public’s interest in – and appreciation for – the art of film-making. Cinemagic movies are screened in the old Salmiya, on the roof on top of Alghanim Electronics and LG and there is no entrance fee. Here is a link to their Facebook group [Link]