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Cinematheque . 1/30 - 2/2: The Broken Circle Breakdown, Maria Callas in Pasolini's Medea, Jared Leto in Mr. Nobody & more!

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1/30 - 2/2: The Broken Circle Breakdown, Maria Callas in Pasolini's Medea, Jared Leto in Mr. Nobody & more!

01/30/14  |  Posted by Cinematheque  |  Posted in Cinematheque

Belgian bluegrass movie THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN is one of the five Oscar-nominated foreign-language films The Belgian bluegrass (!) movie THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN was nominated for five 2013 European Film Awards (the most nominations for any movie this year) including Best Film, Director, Actress (Veerle Baetens, who won the award), Actor, and Screenplay. It is also one of the five nominees for this year's foreign film Oscar. The movie chronicles the love affair between a female tattoo artist and a Belgian banjo player, and the child who changes and challenges their relationship. Like Once, to which it has been likened, The Broken Circle Breakdown includes numerous superb musical performances -- here of traditional American bluegrass music. RogerEbert.com calls it "a beautifully composed, soul-stirring drama about love, family, sex, sorrow, faith, and music." Catch its exclusive Cleveland premiere on Friday or Saturday. Here's the trailer.

Oscar-nominated Jared Leto and Sarah Polley star in fantasy epic MR. NOBODY
Jared Leto (Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Dallas Buyers Club) and Sarah Polley star in MR. NOBODY, an ambitious, expansive sci-fi film from Jaco Van Dormael, director of Toto the Hero. It tells of 118-year-old Nemo Nobody, the last mortal man in a world that has achieved immortality, who reflects on the key moments in his life and on the alternate paths he could have taken. A cult classic in the making, MR. NOBODY won Magritte Awards (Belgian Oscars) for Best Film and Best Director and the Audience Award for Best Film at the 2010 European Film Awards. See it in Cleveland on Friday or Saturday. Watch the trailer here.

Pasolini's notorious PIGSTY is a tale of consumption, cannibalism, and pigs
According to The Time Out Film Guide, PIGSTY “is not only an exquisitely revolting satire, it is also [Pier Paolo] Pasolini’s most fascinating piece of cinema.” A kind of warm-up for his even more extreme Salò (showing 2/22), Pigsty (1969) tells two outré stories about consumption. One, set during the Middle Ages, follows a cannibalistic bandit; the other, set during Germany’s post-WWII “economic miracle,” focuses on the affluent son of an ex-Nazi industrialist who grows unnaturally enamored of pigs. The all-star Euro-counterculture cast includes Jean-Pierre Léaud, filmmaker Marco Ferreri, Ugo Tognazzi, Pierre Clémenti, Franco Citti, Anne Wiazemsky, and Ninetto Davoli. No one under 18 will be admitted to this film when we show it in a new 35mm color print from Italy on Saturday at 5:00 pm! Special admission is $12; Cinematheque members $9; age 25-18 $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners will be honored. Here's the unusual original trailer.

Opera diva Maria Callas makes her only big-screen appearance in MEDEA
Legendary opera diva Maria Callas makes her only screen appearance in Pasolini's “primitive” 1969 version of Euripides' tragedy MEDEA. Callas proves an imposing, imperious presence as the "barbarian" sorceress who becomes Jason's wife, then wreaks terrible revenge when he betrays her. See this classic in a new 35mm color print from Italy on Sunday at 4:00 pm. Special admission is $12; Cinematheque members $9; age 25 & under $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners will be honored. Watch the bizarre original split-screen trailer here.

Johnnie To's DRUG WAR may be his best DRUG WAR, the new nail biter by HK crime movie master Johnnie To, tells of a captured drug lord who helps a narcotics cop pursue an even bigger fish. DRUG WAR was one of the best reviewed movies of 2013: "the best Hong Kong action movie since Infernal Affairs" (San Francisco Chronicle); "close to greatness" (Time Out New York); "arguably [To's] best film" (Village Voice). Catch its exclusive Cleveland premiere on Thursday or Sunday. Here's the terrific trailer.

BEYOND OUTRAGE is latest crime comedy from Japan's "Beat" Takeshi Kitano
Actor-director Takeshi Kitano's funny-violent sequel to his 2010 yakuza thriller Outrage is entitled BEYOND OUTRAGE. The movie chronicles a nationwide war between two rival Japanese gangs that is ignited by an all-out police crackdown on organized crime. BEYOND OUTRAGE was voted third best Japanese film of 2012 by the Japanese movie magazine Kinema Junpo. Catch its Cleveland theatrical premiere on Thursday or Saturday. Print this email and present it at the box office and pay only $7 ($6 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) Watch the trailer here.

THIS WEEK:

Thu., Jan. 30, at 6:45pm
Sun., Feb. 2, at 8:40pm
Takeshi Kitano's
BEYOND OUTRAGE

Thu., Jan. 30, at 9:00pm
Sun., Feb. 2, at 6:30pm
Johnnie To's
DRUG WAR

Fri., Jan. 31, at 7:00pm
Sat., Feb. 1, at 9:15pm
Jared Leto, Sarah Polley in
MR. NOBODY

Fri., Jan. 31, at 9:40pm
Sat., Feb. 1, at 7:00pm
Oscar-nominated foreign film!
Belgian bluegrass movie
THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN

Sat., Feb. 1, at 9:00pm
Jean-Pierre Leaud in
Pier Paolo Pasolini's
PIGSTY
Tickets $12/$9/$7

Sun., Feb. 2, at 4:00pm
Maria Callas in
Pier Paolo Pasolini's
MEDEA
$12/$9/$7

NEXT WEEK:

Thu., Feb. 6, at 6:45pm
Sun., Feb. 9, at 8:00pm
CENTRO HISTORICO

Thu., Feb. 6, at 8:25pm
Fri., Feb. 7, at 7:15pm
GMO OMG

Fri., Feb. 7, at 9:05pm
Sat., Feb. 8, at 6:45pm
Sun., Feb. 9, at 1:15pm
Oscar-nominated foreign film
THE GREAT BEAUTY

Sat., Feb. 8, at 5:15pm
NOTES FOR AN AFRICAN ORESTES

Sat., Feb. 8, at 9:30pm
Sun., Feb. 9, at 6:30pm
THESE BIRDS WALK

Sun., Feb. 9, at 4:00pm
THE DECAMERON

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