2018-06-11 14:29:51[UPDATES]

SPECTRUM

 

Screening List:

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT

I'M DRUNK, I LOVE YOU

SERIAL COOK

EAST OF SWEDEN

FUN MOM DINNER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOBY SIMPSON

THOSE WHO ARE FINE

AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT

LOVE × DOC

ZAMA

OBLIVION VERSES

SUMMER 1993

ROCK'N ROLL

BACK TO BURGUNDY

GAUGUIN

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

 

 

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

 

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Directed by: Mouly Surya

Written by: Mouly Surya / Rama Adi / Garin Nugroho

Starring: Marsha Timothy / Egi Fedly / Yoga Pratama / Dea Panendra

Country/Region: Indonesia

 

Plot:

The film tells a story of a young widow and how she handles the unfortunate fact that seven bandits have come to steal her livestock and rape her. Violated by a group of gangsters, Marlina kills several of them to defend herself. In order to seek justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption. When waiting for the bus, she meets a pregnant woman who is understandably peeved by her baby's refusal to exit. Later, she meets a talkative passenger who is expected at her nephew's wedding with two horses but already late. This motley crew will make it into town, but the road is long especially when the ghosts of her victims begin to haunt her. And the two surviving bandits start to make things difficult...

 

 

TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT

 

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Directed by: Akiko Ooku

Written by: Akiko Ooku / Risa Wataya

Starring: Mayu Matsuoka / Daichi Watanabe (Kuroneko Chelsea) / Anna Ishibashi

Country/Region: Japan

 

Plot:

Yoshika, a 24-year-old office clerk, is in her tenth year of unrequited love for A, a fellow student in middle school. Now B, a persistent fellow worker asks her out. As no one has ever done this before, she is pleased, but there seems to be no sparks. This cannot be said for the futon in her apartment, which bursts into flame from contact with an electric heater. The fire is extinguished, but her brush with death makes her determined to see A again, and she sets to work organizing a reunion of classmates who by and large don’t remember her at all. Obsessed with her imaginary A, and timid with the real B, Yoshika finds herself, torn between fantasy and reality, and between what she really wants and what she really doesn’t. 

 

 

I'M DRUNK, I LOVE YOU

 

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Directed by: Jaime Habac

Written by: Giancarlo Abrahan / Jaime Habac Jr.

Starring: Maja Salvador / Paulo Avelino / Dominic Roco

Country/Region: The Philippines

 

Plot:

After seven years, Carson is finally graduating. She gets a call from Dio, her best friend for also seven years, asking her to come by his house due to an emergency. Not being able to say no to him, she hurriedly goes to his house where she learns from Dio’s father about his plans of pursuing Law. Three days before graduation, Dio drags Carson and Jason, their other friend, to the beach up North where a music festival is being held. They meet Pathy. At the music festival, they drunkenly talk about their plans of getting by after graduation. Carson learns that Pathy is indeed Dio’s ex-girlfriend and that Pathy is hoping to fix their relationship. Carson’s world is crushed. At this point, it’s getting clearer to Carson that Dio has no feelings for her. On the day of the graduation, Carson receives an emergency call from Dio inviting her for one last drink. Carson finally graduates from the thought that for Dio, she is just his best friend.

 


SERIAL COOK
 
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Directed by: Ümit Ünal
Written by: Ümit Ünal
Starring: Ferit Aktug / Demet Evgar / Fatih Al / Firat Altunmese / Elit Andac Cam
Country/Region: Turkey
 
Plot:
Neslihan is a devout housewife. Born and bred in Istanbul, she spent most of her married life in Anatolia’s provincial towns due to the nature of her husband’s job. She is a shy, but amiable woman. Her days go by thinking about what to cook for dinner. Her husband and family friends are fond of her cooking skills. When the town is being plagued by a number of mysterious deaths, Neslihan becomes suspect number one. The newly appointed deputy, a young, clever and ambitious man who has had professional training in the States, feels there is a link between the murders and Neslihan, but fails to find evidence. Neslihan keeps cooking the sheriff’s goose by playing the role of a slightly mad woman every time she’s about to be busted.
 
 
EAST OF SWEDEN
 
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Directed by: Simo Halinen
Written by: Simo Halinen
Starring: Laura Birn / Samuel Vauramo / Lauri Untamo / David Nzinga / Andreas af Enehielm / Sara Paavolainen
Country/Region: Finland
 
Plot:
Three men, who all have something to hide, share a cabin on a northbound night train. Dominick is an undocumented African immigrant, Jere is caught up in criminal activity and Aleksi is a psychiatric patient running away. While Jere and Dominick just want to make it to their destination in silence, Aleksi starts causing commotion. A violent confrontation ensues, which leads to his accidental death. Jere and Dominick make a difficult decision -to dump the body and pretend it didn’t happen. They part ways in northern Finland, but they aren’t finished with each other yet. Through circumstance, the men fall in with Aleksi’s ex-wife, the beautiful Vera, and her small daughter. With the help of Vera, Dominick attempts, but fails, to escape Finland and Jere, who is starting to fall in love with Vera, becomes increasingly paranoid about what they have done...
 
 
FUN MOM DINNER
 
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Directed by: Alethea Jones
Written by: Julie Rudd
Starring: Katie Aselton / Toni Collette / Molly Shannon
Country/Region: USA
 
Plot:
Four moms whose only common ground is their kids' preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless "fun mom dinner." When frustrated mother Emily gets invited to a dinner with fellow moms Jamie who is recently divorced, and Melanie the "super mom", she also drags along her friend Kate. The night begins as a disaster, but the combination of alcohol, karaoke, and a cute bartender, leads to an unforgettable night where these seemingly different women realize they have more in common than motherhood and men.
 
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOBY SIMPSON
 
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Directed by: Patrick Makin
Written by: Patrick Makin
Starring: Alexander Perkins / Edyta Budnik / Zara Day
Country/Region: UK
 
Plot:
Toby Simpson is stuck in life. Pushed and pulled in all directions by an insane boss, a jealous girlfriend, and an overbearing father, he has completely lost touch with what used to make him happy. On his birthday, he finds himself surrounded by a coachload of young people going to the local music festival. He meets Renata, an aromatherapist. When he has his belongings stolen by one of the festival-goers, Toby heads into the festival to try find the thief with Renata. At first, Toby refuses to enjoy the music festival. But Renata's words awake Toby's true self, as he starts to enjoy the music and falls in love with her. However, he finds out that she is going to leave the next day...
 
 
THOSE WHO ARE FINE
 
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Directed by: Cyril Schäublin
Written by: Cyril Schäublin
Starring: Sarah Stauffer / Fidel Morf / Nikolai Bosshardt
Country/Region: Switzerland

Plot:
Alice works in a call center in the outskirts of Zurich, selling internet subscriptions and insurance deals to strangers on the other end of the line. After work, she walks through the city, which seems to function without any friction. Using her skills, young call center employee Alice calls up elderly strangers, cajoling and robbing solitary grandmothers by telling them she is their granddaughter in urgent need of money. In no time, she makes herself a small fortune but, without knowing it, her actions influence the lives of countless local people, from bank staff and police officers to unsuspecting passers-by. The film observes people and places in Zurich, all mysteriously connected to Alice’s business.
 
 
AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT
 
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Directed by: Tatsushi Ohmori
Written by: Tatsushi Ohmori
Starring: Arata Iura / Eita / Kyoko Hasegawa / Manami Hashimoto / Kaho Minami
Country/Region: Japan
 
Plot:
Nobuyuki is a teenager living in Mihama, an island off the coast of Tokyo. Tasuku who looks up to Nobuyuki like his real brother, is abused by his father every day. Nobuyuki's only classmate is his beautiful girlfriend Mika. The day after Nobuyuki commits an unforgivable crime to protect Mika, a devastating tsunami hits the island, wiping out most of its residents. 25 years later, Nobuyuki is living with his wife and daughter, while Mika is enjoying her glamorous life as an actress. Their past appears to have been buried for good until one day the only witness to the crime, Tasuku, reappears with his vendetta on his mind. As their lives spiral out of control, the three must come to a decision to protect themselves and their loved ones.
 
 
LOVE × DOC
 
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Directed by: Osamu Suzuki
Written by: Osamu Suzuki
Starring: Yo Yoshida / Shuhei Nomura / Hiroshi Tamaki / Kotaro Yoshida / Ryoko Hirosue
Country/Region: Japan
 
Plot:
Asuka Goda is a 40-year-old pastry chef who runs a sweets store. She works with pastry chef Seiya Hanada, who is younger than her, and Kenichi Gonda, who wants to become a pastry chef. One day, Seiya Hanada confesses to Asuka Goda about his feelings for her. Her situation brings back bad memories to what happened 5 years earlier. At that time, Asuka Goda was in an affair with store owner Junji Awai and also in a relationship with gym trainer Shunsuke Nomura. Asuka Goda decides to go to mysterious "Clinic Love Doc." The clinic lets people know everything about love with a gene test.
 
 
ZAMA
 
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Directed by: Lucrecia Martel
Written by: Lucrecia Martel
Starring: Verónica Souto / Natalia Smirnoff
Country/Region:Argentina
 
Plot:
In the late 18th century, in a far-flung corner of a remote South American colony, Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When his last hope of departure comes to naught, Zama joins a party of soldiers to track down Vicuña Porto, a legendary, dangerous outlaw who may or may not exist.
 
 
OBLIVION VERSES
 
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Directed by: Alireza Khatami
Written by: Alireza Khatami
Starring: Juan Margallo / Tomás del Estal / Manuel Morón / Itziar Aizpuru
Country/Region: France / Germany / Netherlands / Chile
 
Plot:
The elderly caretaker of a remote morgue possesses an impeccable memory for everything but names. He passes his days showing corpses to those searching for their lost ones and tending to his beloved plants. His daily routine goes uninterrupted until the outside world sends in news of a mysterious happening: there's a pod of whales beached on the nearby coast while violent clashes erupt in the city. The brutal intrusion of the secret police at his morgue leaves behind the unidentified body of a young woman, breaking up the cemetery's tranquility and digging up painful memories of distant trauma. Evoking memories of personal loss, he embarks on a magical odyssey to give her a proper burial with the help of a mystic gravedigger who collects stories of the dead, an old woman searching for her long-lost daughter, and a hearse driver tormented by his past. The caretaker sets off on a Kafkaesque journey of redemption.
 
 
SUMMER 1993
 
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Directed by: Carla Simón
Written by: Carla Simón / Valentina Viso
Starring: Laia Artigas / Paula Robles / Bruna Cusí / David Verdaguer / Fermi Reixacha
Country/Region: Spain
 
Plot:
In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six years old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has a little sister for whom she has to take care of and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.
 
 
ROCK'N ROLL
 
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Directed by: Guillaume Canet
Written by: Guillaume Canet / Philippe Lefebvre / Rodolphe Lauga
Starring: Guillaume Canet / Marion Cotillard / Philippe Lefebvre / Gilles Lellouche
Country/Region: France
 
Plot:
Middle-aged actor Guillaume plays as a father in a new movie with young actress Camille as the daughter. He gets frustrated and angry when finding out that she thinks he is old and no longer sexy. He tries very hard to fit in young people's circle but only makes a fool of himself. Other bad news come along that he win neither the Cesar Award nor a part in a new movie. These failures make him even more eager to be young again. Despite the objection of his partner Marion and friends' despise, he keeps working out and does plastic surgeries. Then he finally gets fair skin and a strong body. He later receives an offer of an American production company to shot a movie. A year later, Marion who also lost a part in a movie due to her age takes her son to meet him, and acts as his partner in the movie.
 
 
BACK TO BURGUNDY
 
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Directed by: Cédric Klapisch
Written by: Cédric Klapisch / Santiago Amigorena
Starring: François Civil / Ana Girardo
Country/Region: France
 
Plot:
The story is about three siblings from Burgundy, Jean, Juliette, and Jeremie. Jean, the black sheep of the family, unexpectedly returns home from a decade abroad to reconnect with his hospitalized father. His strong-willed sister, Juliette, took over the reins of the vineyard after their father fell ill with the help of Macel, the family's friend. Jeremie, the youngest of the three, recently married into one of the region's more prestigious wine families and suffers the contempts from his father-in-law. Their father passes shortly after Jean's return, the siblings have to decide whether to sell the vinyard. How are they going to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again?
 
 
GAUGUIN
 
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Directed by: Edouard Deluc
Written by: Edouard Deluc / Etienne Comar / Thomas Lilti / Sarah Kaminsky / Paul Gauguin
Starring: Vincent Cassel / Tuheï Adams / Malik Zidi
Country/Region: France
 
Plot:
In the year 1891, Paul Gauguin has become quite famous in the art circle of Paris. But he feels smothered by the atmosphere prevailing in Paris. Around him, everything is so artificial and conventional: he needs authenticity to renew his art. He leaves his wife and children, and sets out for Tahiti on the south Pacific alone. He is ready to sacrifice everthing for the natural, wild and pure life and environment he has been pursuing for a long time. He goes ever deep into the jungle, coping with solitude and poverty, and meets Maoris. There he also encounters native girl Tehura, with whom he has a triangle relationship. The island has become the home of his soul. The people and landscapes full of vitality are his muse, inspiring him to create the most successful masterpiece in his artistic career.
 
 
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE
 
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Directed by: Niki Caro
Written by: Diane Ackerman / Angela Workman
Starring: Jessica Chastain / Johan Heldenbergh / Daniel Brühl / Timothy Radford
Country/Region: Czech Republic / UK / USA

Plot:
Blitzkrieg strikes Poland in 1939, followed by German invasion of the land and the expulsion of Jews. Under those circumstances, the young couple Jan and Antonina Zabinski witness the miserable sufferings of the persecuted Jews and decided to transform their zoo into a sanctuary for them. The couple ask their old friend Lutz Heck, who is also a German officer, for approval that they turn the zoo into a hoggery to offer pork to German soldiers. Lutz agrees because he wants to breed the extinct European bison through a series of tests of the zoo’s American bison. By transporting fodder from the Jewish community, Jan saves groups of Jews and places them in the zoo. He rushes to the front line as the war escalates, leaving Antonina alone to raise their children and help the Jews to evacuate.
 
 

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