Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Christophe Bisson. France. 2016. 53 mins. In French and Portuguese with English subtitles. In his empathetic and beautiful film, Christophe Bisson finds a new way to create images appropriate for capturing the experience of homelessness. Working in the city of Porto, Portugal, he chose a surprising setting: The whole film takes place in a few large rooms of a once-glorious palace. Within this setting, a group of homeless men and women create a theater space, and share their stories. The film evokes, at times, historical paintings, and works by Samuel Beckett and Luis Buñuel. Ultimately, the film allows its subjects to reveal their deepest feelings and their inner beauty. Preceded by Something About Life (Dir. Nebojsa Slijepcevic. Croatia. 2016. 30 min. U.S. Premiere. In Croatian with English subtitles) Even within her cohort of troubled teens in Slavonia, Croatia, fourteen-year-old Ivana is a girl apart. Once a week, a professional drummer comes to their shared home to teach them to drum in unison, but Ivana refuses, preferring instead to take out her aggressions through boxing. Slowly Ivana starts to reveal herself, constantly weighing her attraction to the idea of a movie being made about her life, and wary of what it may capture.
Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)