RIVIERA FILM FESTIVAL June 8-21
A SELECTION OF AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL FILMS

 

The Eagle Huntress [G 87’]
Director: Otto Bell
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rhys Nurgaiv
Synopsis:
Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.
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Toni Erdmann [M 162’]
Director: Maren Ade

Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn
Synopsis: A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.
(German & Romanian with english subittles.)

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The Sense of an Ending [M 162’]
Director: Ritesh Batra 
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer 
Synopsis:
Tony Webster leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.
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Denial [M 110’]
Director: Mick Jackson 

Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, Jack Lowden 
Synopsis: The story of Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

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Rules Don't Apply [M 127']
Director: Warren Beatty 
Cast: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich. 
Synopsis:
Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver, Frank Forbes. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test but also defies Hughes’ number one rule: no employee is allowed to have an intimate relationship with a contract actress.
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Personal Shopper [MA15+ 105']

Director: Olivier Assayas 

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Anders Danielsen Lie, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz

Synopsis: A young American in Paris works as a personal shopper for a celebrity. She seems to have the ability to communicate with spirits, like her recently deceased twin brother. Soon, she starts to receive ambiguous messages from an unknown source.

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I Am Heath Ledger [M 92’]
Director: 
Adrian Buitenhuis, Derik Murray
Cast: Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Emile Hirsch
Synopsis:
 A feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: Actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey - extravagent in gesture and in action
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Frantz [PG 114’]
Director: François Assayas
Cast: Pierre Niney, Ernst Støtzner
Synopsis: Anna is a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed in the trenches of World War I. Adrien, a French veteran of the war, makes a mysterious appearence in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany's defeat,  yet Anna gradually becomes closer to the handsome and melancholy young man. (French with english subtitles)

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