March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Country: MACEDONIA, FRANCE, BULGARIA
Run Time: 123 minutes
From Academy Award® nominated director Milcho Manchevski, MOTHERS is a provocative and innovative film from Macedonia that blurs the line between reality and fiction. A trilogy of three seemingly unrelated stories within one multi-layered film, Manchevski requires viewers to build their own bridges. The first part of the film concerns two little girls who fabricate a story about a flasher loose in their town. When the police get involved, they ultimately create a lie bigger than they anticipated. The second part of the film tells the account of a young documentary crew who enter a deserted village to record the story of the only two remaining residents – an elderly brother and sister who haven't spoken in 16 years. Comprised of two men and a woman, a love triangle ensues within the crew. Lastly, the third part of the film is where Manchevski shatters conventional standards as his fictional film turns into a documentary about the rape and murder of a series of retired cleaning ladies, all mothers. The suspect is a journalist who commits the crimes, then writes about them the next day. An intensely engaging film, MOTHERS is not only a study on how reality is perceived and recorded, but also an examination of how women survive in a contemporary post-war culture. (In Macedonian with subtitles) – M.M.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:20 AM
Friday, April 01, 2011 at 4:20 PM
Saturday, April 02, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Milcho Manchevski is a filmmaker, writer, performance artist, and journalist from Macedonia.
"Before the Rain" (1994), "Dust" (2001), "Shadows" (2007), MOTHERS (2010)