Most films in English, other languages are subtitled. Dir: Various. International, 2020. 10% of Box Office will be donated to the P.E.I. Humane Society CATS CRADLE - Jonathan Napolitano's documentary about a retired couple who transformed their farmhouse into a hospice and senior living facility for cats. BHUVANA & ABHISHEK - Mutual Rescue's real story of a couple whose marriage was in trouble - and was saved by their mutual love of a cat. CATCHA CAT - Blake Stowe's funny story of two escape-artist cats and their owner who tries to catch them. GOODNIGHT FRIEND - Rowenna Baldwin's documentary exploring how deeply people can grieve over losing their pet. TEAM MeowSA - Diana Lee Woody's mockumentary about "a fiercely dedicated cat-athlete who made her Olympic debut in the 2018 Pyeongmeow Olympics." CATS MY LIFE - Alice Obar's documentary about the life of a cat rescuer, surrounded by her "children," the stray kitties she has saved. CAT CAFE - Steve Latham's documentary shows the happiness spread by a cat cafe. JUST VISITING - Charlie Kothe's animated tale that proves how a "cool cat" behaves. FURBALL - Jason Rogerson's imagining of how far a demanding cat will go to get his person's attention. From P.E.I.! 9 LIVES: TALES FROM THE CAT SHOW - Anicia's story Alyssa Pinter's look inside the life of an autistic young lady whose life has been transformed by going to cat shows. FELINE PARALYSIS - Annie Laurie Medonis's mockumentary on "feline paralysis," the condition in which a person is unable to move due to the presence of a cat on one's lap.
14A, nudity, sexual content, scenes of surgery.
Full Title: Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time. Dir: Lili Horvát, Hungary, 2020. In Hungarian with English subtitles. Natasa Stork, Viktor Bodó, Benett Vilmányi 2020 Oscar Selection for Hungary "What would you do if the love of your life disavowed any knowledge of you? That is the curious situation that Marta finds herself in after returning to Budapest from decades abroad. She believes - she knows for a fact - that Jano, whom she met while in New Jersey, knows her and loves her. Yet when she plans a rendezvous back in Hungary, Janos says he has no idea who she is or what she is talking about. This throws Marta, a neurosurgeon who is beginning to doubt her own work, into a state of existential crisis, one that director Lili Horvat teases with curiosity and ambiguity." - Barry Hertz, the Globe and Mail. "Slippery, supple and sinuous, this psychological noir is a spiral staircase, polished to a glossy shine, down which unreliable motivations, self-delusions and romantic obsessions tumble in gorgeous 35mm." - Jessica Kiang, Variety. " Somewhere between the worlds of Hitchcock and Kieslowski." - Screen Daily
PG, coarse language, mature themes.
Dir: Harry Macqueen, Country, 2020. Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, Pippa Haywood "Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci star as Sam and Tusker... making their way cross-country in an RV for a concert, in which Sam is to return to the stage as a pianist... Sam is reluctant as he wishes to spend as much time as possible with Tusker, as Tusker is dealing with early on-set dementia, and is slowly becoming less able to remember and keep hold of his autonomy. Sam, the stoic, attempts to hold things together as well as possible... Tusker, meanwhile, is making his own decisions about what he wants his life to become... For Sam, he is willing to leave behind whatever career goals or aspirations he may have to support Tusker, while Tusker is utterly unwilling to become a burden to his beloved. It is a story, sadly, many are forced to confront in their own lives, and it is brought to the screen in a truly breathtaking way. The love they have for one another is the bedrock of the drama... For both Firth and Tucci, while their talent is well-known, they bring something fresh and new to the drama. Tucci's Tusker is witty, sometimes quite naughty, but trying desperately to face his affliction head on... Firth's Sam is truly a man torn between the love for his partner and the fear of growing to resent him as time goes on, while desperately seeking 'the right thing' to do. Their performances are the anchor for the film, with the beautifully shot Lake District reminding us all how, when our stories seem small, they can be catastrophic and magnificent to us." - Jenny Desborough, The Daily Express
Dir: Régis Roinsard, France, 2020. Lambert Wilson, Olga Kurylenko, Riccardo Scamarcio In French and some English with English subtitles "Think Agatha Christie crossed over with a bilingual dictionary and you might be close to this stylish thriller, replete with a handsome ensemble cast of actors from all over Europe. The Translators is packed with twists and turns, red herrings and reversals, and executed with a meticulous sense of pacing... Fans of clever whodunits like Knives Out will surely find something to love here. Set in the stylish world of publishing, The Translators sees Angstrom Publishing about to release the final instalment in their Millenium-style trilogy Deadalus. CEO Eric decides to simultaneously release the book in several different languages at once, figuring that he can conquer all major territories before anyone has a chance to translate the book for free. To do this he hires several translators... Dario the handsome Italian, the socialist Greek Konstantinos, the Portuguese punk Telma, the disinterested Englishman Alex, the melancholic Dane Helene, the nervy Spaniard Javier, the pragmatic Chinese man Chen, the vigilant German Ingrid, and the beautiful yet damaged Russian femme fatale Katerina. They are kept in a windowless underground bunker and given ten pages a day to translate... tensions rise as the translators face a race against the clock to get the work done in time. However, when the first ten pages of the book leak online, it’s clear there is a traitor in the midst and Eric will stop at nothing to find them... Les Traducteurs is an extremely enjoyable thriller with an excellently stylish execution." - Daryl Macdonald , Film Inquiry
Dir: Filippo Meneghetti, France, 2020. Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker In French with English subtitles. Winner, Best Actress, Dublin International Film Festival, 2020 Oscar Selection for France. "Young lovers move over - Nina and Mado bring to life an unforgettable couple whose sexual flame still burns brightly and whose mutual devotion is quietly thrilling... The only glitch in their on-going idyll is that Mado has never gotten around to telling her grown son and daughter that she’s madly in love with a woman; an omission that’s putting the brakes on the couple’s dream of selling Mado’s apartment and moving to Rome together... So far as anybody knows, Nina is merely the nice foreign retired lady whose apartment is directly across the landing from respectable widow and doting grandma Mado... Who would suspect that they slide across that landing to snuggle...? Nina, of course has a key and starts playing with fire once a live-in carer is assigned to Mado. There’s plenty of suspense and chutzpah as Nina endeavors to be with her beloved. The result is an exquisite portrait of longing... They know how lucky they are to have found each other... A gut-wrenching love story with humorous touches, melded with an unlikely thriller. Beautifully crafted and perfectly cast... Nina and Mado’s loving intimacy is as exquisite as is the care with which the proceedings are lit..." - Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily