In November - great films from the repertoire of Black Nights Film Festival
Mr. Nobody (Canada-Belgium-France-Germany 2009)
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Casts: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Allan Corduner
In the year 2092, one hundred eighteen year old Nemo (Jared Leto) is recounting his life story to a reporter. Although less than clear, oftentimes thinking he is only thirty-four years of age, he tells his life at three primary points: at age nine, when his parents get divorced; at age fifteen, when he fell in love; and at age thirty-four, living his adulthood.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (UK-Canada-France 2009)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Casts: Christopher Plummer, Andrew Garfield, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Lily Cole, Verne Troyer, Tom Waits
In London, the sideshow troupe of Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) promises the audience a journey to the "Imaginarium", an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus, where dreams come true. In the stories that Doctor Parnassus tells to his daughter Valentina (Lily Cole), the midget Percy (Verne Troyer), and his assistant Anton (Andrew Garfield) , he claims to have lived for more than one thousand years; However, when he fell in love with a mortal woman, he made a deal with the devil Mr. Nick (Tom Waits), trading his immortality for youth.
The Wrestler (USA-France 2008)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Casts: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
This is a drama about an aging professional wrestler (Mickey Rourke), decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. As he faces health problems that may end his wrestling career for good he attempts to come to terms with his life outside the ring: by working full time at the grocery store, trying to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and forming a closer bond with a stripper he has romantic feelings for.
Savage Grace (Spain-USA-France 2007)
Director: Tom Kalin
Casts: Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne
The true story of the beautiful and charismatic Barbara Daly (Julianne Moore), who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland (Stephen Dillane), heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Their only child is a failure in his father's eyes, and as he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for tragedy are sown.
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