Foreign Film Nights at The Levee
For three evenings in November, we are celebrating the spring theme of Going Global at The Levee by immersing ourselves in a selection of carefully curated foreign films at The Riverlink.
Bring your own chair, soak up the atmosphere at The Riverlink and sample some of the fabulous food offerings from restaurants in the precinct.
Foreign Films screening at The Levee include:
THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER
Rated M 113 Minutes
The present day. It’s a scorching hot afternoon in Beirut. Forty-something mechanic Tony already has a chip on his shoulder about Palestinians, so he’s less than welcoming when 60 year-old Yasser, the foreman of a construction crew working on the street outside, asks him to fix the faulty drainpipe on his balcony. Tony closes the door in his face, so Yasser replaces the pipe anyway, only for Tony to smash it to pieces. Passions boil over, each man digs in, and what should have been a trivial incident easily shrugged off escalates quickly into a dispute that reverberates through their families and communities. Eventually lawyers are called in and the men find themselves in the centre of a highly publicised trial – one that reopens historical and personal wounds on both sides.
LET THE SUN SHINE IN
FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER
Rated MA15+ 94 Minutes
Juliette Binoche is Isabelle, a Parisian artist and middle-aged divorcée moving from relationship to relationship: from her ex-husband for whom she still has affection; the banker who bosses her around; and the handsome actor who has an inability to make a decision. Hungry for love but afraid of never having a meaningful relationship with a man again, Isabelle grapples with the keys to fulfilment. Joined by an illustrious cast, including Josiane Balasko, Gerard Depardieu, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Nicolas Duvauchelle, Binoche is radiant as a woman yearning to find happiness at a time when it feels like a rare commodity.
102 NOT OUT
SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER
Rated PG 102 minutes
A 102-year-old father Dattatraya Vakharia (Amitabh Bachchan) decides to send his 75-year-old son Babulal (Rishi Kapoor) to an old-age home.Dattatraya believes his son’s morose and almost melancholic outlook towards life will come in his way of trying to breaking the world record of the longest living human.