Films Previously Shown By The Kelowna Film Society

Their Finest

September 6, 2017 On the surface, Their Finest is a charming romantic comedy set during Britain’s dark days of 1940. However, as with his An Education, director Lone Scherfig provides a nostalgic, jolly hockey sticks film with a difference, when a Ministry of Information propaganda unit inadvertently creates a really “moving” moving picture. The under-appreciated contributions…
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Maudie

September 13, 2017 The life of legendary Nova Scotia folk artist Maude Lewis is painted in exquisite detail in this impeccably written and acted, incredibly affecting biopic. Shot in Newfoundland and Labrador, the achingly beautiful locations give striking context for the story of Maudie. Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to…
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Frantz

September 20, 2017 In 1919 small-town Germany, Anna (Paula Beer) lives with the parents of her deceased fiancé, Frantz. An intriguing Frenchman, Adrien (Pierre Niney), keeps laying flowers on Frantz’ grave. In the wake of the First World War, where there was so much bitterness between Germany and France, this somewhat heroic gesture translates into an intimate tension between…
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The Big Sick

September 27, 2017 Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick is a study of interracial relationships and the bonds that hold immigrant families together across an ever-widening generation gap. It’s funny, touching and perceptive in telling the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who meets grad student Emily (Zoe…
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The Midwife

October 4, 2017 So, consider this storyline: Claire is a humane and helpful midwife who is devoted to her patients. However, her personal life is a mess. Her hospital is closing and she is determined not to work in its “baby factory” replacement. She is single and doesn’t make friends easily and her student son Simon is getting…
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Restless Creature

October 11, 2017 Is sixty the new 40? Not for ballet dancers. Like all athletes, physical realities limit their time in the spotlight. At the ripe old age of 46, the renowned ballerina Wendy Whelan, widely considered as one of the best of her generation, faces those limitations in this documentary, an intimate and engaging account of her…
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A Ghost Story

October 18, 2017 A Ghost Story is probably the most singular film you will see this year. Filmed on a budget of only $100,000US, director Davie Lowery’s feature is a simple, yet completely mesmerizing, film around the idea of eternity, loss and love. A recently deceased man comes back as a ghost, not a scary kind of…
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Loving Vincent

October 25, 2017 The hero of Loving Vincent has been dead nearly a year when director Dorota Kobiela begins her one-of-a-kind biopic. Of course, we think we know all about Vincent van Gogh – unrequited lover, frenemy of Paul Gauguin, gripped by manias, a self-taught artist whose psychotropic representations of the world attracted precisely one buyer in his life…
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Tanna

November 1, 2017 Tanna tells the tale of Wawa and Dain two star-crossed lovers forced to choose between their relationship and peace for their small Vanuatu tribe in this modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet and inspired by a true story. Wawa a young girl from one of the last true tribal societies in the South Pacific falls…
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Tulip Fever

November 8, 2017 Based on the novel by celebrated author Deborah Moggach (These Foolish Things), Tulip Fever tells the tale of a torrid romance between a painter and a beautiful, young married woman at the height of tulip mania in 17th-century Amsterdam. Director Justin Chadwick once again employs his masterful eye for detail to bring this period drama to…
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