Films Previously Shown By The Kelowna Film Society

The Divine Order

January 17, 2018 The Divine Order, Switzerland’s submission for this year’s Oscar’s ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, opens with footage from the woman’s rights movement in America. Meanwhile, in Switzerland in 1971, women don’t have the right to vote, young girls deemed sexually promiscuous can be sent to jail by their parents and a wife can’t legally get a…
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Back to Burgundy

January 24, 2018 The original title “Ce qui nous lie” is a play of word on lie (wine sediment) and lier (the verb “to relate” or “to reunite”). Wine is what is bringing us together, in other words. Jean returns from Australia to Burgundy to his dying father, and reunites with sister Juliette and brother Jérémie. When…
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The Other Side of Hope

January 31, 2018 The Other Side of Hope is equally funny, sad, poignant and compassionate. It’s a tale of a Syrian refugee, Khaled, who stows away on a ship and ends up in Finland. He’s searching for his missing sister while trying to attain refugee status. At the same time, Wikström, a middle-aged Finnish man,…
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The Breadwinner

February 7, 2018 Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is the story of Parvana, a strong-willed Afghan girl who passes as a boy in Kabul to provide for her struggling family. In the tumultuous male sphere of daily work, our 11-year old heroine navigates a new world of excitement…
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The Midwife

February 14, 2018 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, doesn’t make friends easily, and her student son Simon is getting…
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