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Parallel Mothers

PARALLEL MOTHERS – the latest release from Spain’s film king Pedro Almodovar melds the role of women in modern Spanish society with a need to confront the history of General Franco’s brutal dictatorship. Combine Almodovar’s sensibilities and Penelope Cruz’s acting skills (this is their 8th film together) and you have an evening of cinema to…
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Wife of a Spy

WIFE OF A SPY – Best Film and Best Actress wins at the Asian Film Awards, and Best Director award at the Venice Film Festival. Set in war-time Japan, one character says “Information can’t be trusted these days,” and this is Satoko’s challenge as she seeks to understand her husband’s murky activities in occupied China.…
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I’m Your Man

I’M YOUR MAN – forget Leonard Cohen, think I Robot. In Germany’s 2022 submission for the Best International Feature Academy Award, Alma participates in an AI experiment to see if a full-service humanoid named “Tom” can actually make her happy. Easier to clean up after than your average cat; more dependable than your average man?…
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2021 Scholarship & Bursary Awards

Each year Kelowna Film Society invites applications for scholarships or bursaries from students in full time, post-secondary Film Studies programs and also from local film makers. Funds are generated, throughout the year, from any excess of expenditure over entrance fees collected, at weekly film screenings, throughout the year.  This year the board decided to utilize…
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2019 Scholarship & Bursary Awards

In 2019, KFS awarded Sinead Grewcock funding for her web series Bike Pals. Due to Covid19, Sinead had to postpone the shoot for safety. Bike Pals is a 6 episode series, with a cast of professional working actors volunteering for a 14 day shoot. This was all arranged pre-pandemic. All of the costumes, gear, and…
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2020 Scholarship & Bursary Awards

Each year Kelowna Film Society invites applications for scholarships or bursaries from students in full time, post-secondary Film Studies programs and also from local film makers. Funds are generated, throughout the year, from any excess of expenditure over entrance fees collected, at weekly film screenings, throughout the year. For 2020, we also participated with the…
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Varda Par Agnès

January 15, 2020 If you’re reading this you are probably a person who really enjoys film. And in that case, this doc about movie making is for you. It’s by famed French film director Agnès Varda, and takes the form of an illustrated lecture intended to explain some of her work and, in the process,…
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La Belle Époque

January 22, 2020 Here’s a film that must have really challenged the 30 second elevator sell – a curmudgeonly cartoonist hires a virtual reality company to help save his marriage. How hard could that be when his wife Margot (Doria Tillier), in one of their ‘discussions’, says “I think you’ve been alive too long”? Deciding…
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Pain and Glory

January 29, 2020 Antonio Banderas plays a celebrated filmmaker, Salvador Mallo, who has not made a film in decades. Salvador’s body is falling apart: terrible back pain, horrible migraines, and terrifying panic attacks that make him choke. The source of this pain is unclear, but the medicine to ease it seems to be found in…
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Sometimes, Always, Never

February 5, 2020 In Carl Hunter’s debut feature, Bill Nighy shines as Alan, an eccentric, retired tailor with a uniquely keen talent for Scrabble — and for hustling strangers in games. However, the pleasure he takes in Scrabble is tainted by the memory of his long-lost son, who stormed out while playing one night and…
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