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Carte Blanche Vivian Ostrovsky

A selection of films curated by Vivian Ostrovsky

No Home Movie

Dir.: Chantal Akerman
| 115 minutes

The last film by the great Chantal Akerman, who passed away last October, is a demanding and touching documentary that follows the last months of her mother's life, revealing the deep and complex relationship between a mother and daughter.

Dogman

Dir.: Matteo Garrone
| 95 minutes

Marcello runs a dog boarding facility, but another job leads him to a dangerous relationship with a violent former boxer. This dark and poignant spaghetti Western of sorts, from the masterful Matteo Garrone, is about an eternal victim who strives to change his life. 

Djon Africa

Dir.: João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis
| 95 minutes

Isle of Dogs

Dir.: Wes Anderson
| 101 minutes

When all the dogs in a Japanese city are banished, Atari sets out to find his pet, an odyssey that will determine the fate of the entire region. Cinema master Wes Anderson’s entrancing animated film opened the most recent Berlinale.

Leto

Dir.: Kirill Serebrennikov
| 126 minutes

A musical drama that traces Soviet musician Viktor Tsoy’s attempts to make it to the top while facing cultural and personal challenges. The film premiered at Cannes in the absence of the director who has been under house arrest since August 2017. 

The Cranes Are Flying

Dir.: Mikhail Kalatozov
| 95 minutes

With her fiancé on the battlefront, Veronika must go on with her routine and wait for a sign of life as WWII rages on. A digitally-restored print of Mikhail Kalatozov’s Soviet masterpiece, winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or in 1958.

Down There

Dir.: Chantal Akerman
| 78 minutes

In 2005, Chantal Akerman arrived in Tel Aviv with her camera. For a month, she films neighboring windows from her apartment, and reads excerpts aloud from her journal including notes on Judaism, film, and her family. 

Happy as Lazzaro

Dir.: Alice Rohrwacher
| 125 minutes

Lazzaro is a laborer on the Marchesa de Luna’s tobacco plantation. When her son Tancredi visits the fields, he is captivated by Lazzaro’s sincerity and kindness. Alice Rohrwacher’s (The Wonders) new, critically-acclaimed film.