SUNDAY, MARCH 24 — 2:00 PM. @ ciné (90 MIN)
“Shoelaces” tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben’s (60) kidney’s are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney’s to help save his father’s life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi’s sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He’s furious with the committee’s decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father’s life. Through the film’s portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection and co-dependency, it manages to shed some light and question the importance of human life, human connection and if life is even possible without it either one of them.
Director: Jacob Goldwasser
Language(s): Hebrew with English subtitles
Running Time: 90 minutes • 2018
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 — 4:00 PM. @ CINÉ (131 MIN)
“Promise at Dawn”
From his difficult childhood in Poland to his adolescence under Nice’s sun, to his career in the air force in Africa during World War II, Romain Gary has lived an extraordinary life. He owes this relentless enterprise to live a thousand lives—to become a great man and a famous writer—to his mother Nina. It’s the wild love of his eccentric and endearing mother that drives him to become one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, to lead a life full of twists, passion, and mystery. But this unconditional maternal love will also be a burden that he bears his whole life.
Director: Eric Barbier
Adapted from Romain Gary’s best-selling autobiographcal novel.
Language(s): French with English subtitles
Running Time: 131 minutes • 2017
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 — 7:00 PM. @ CINÉ (113 MIN)