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Sunday, September 4, 2011


(A scene from “Incendies”)

Movie lovers should gear themselves up for 2011’s Foreign Film Oscar nominees on the big screen at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau theatres, providing the right kind of cinematic entertainment for those with a taste for the thought provoking, the inspiring and the magnificence of great cinematography.

This dedicated ‘art house’ movie chain ensures that alternative and niche genres get their fair share of screen time and provide patrons with the perfect destination to indulge their passion.

Running at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau Theatres though to November, the screening of the 2011 Foreign Film Oscar Nominees includes the titles: Biutiful, Incendies, Outside the Law and In a Better World.

Staring Javier Barden, of No Country for Old Men fame, Biutiful is the story of Uxba, a single father who struggles to resolve the difficulties in his life amid the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona while dealing with the fact that he has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Incendies, meaning “scorched” presents the powerful portrayal of twins Jeanne and Simon’s journey to the Middle East in search of their roots while encountering both hatred and love. The detective style plot unravels a mystery which their mother ‘bequeathed’ to them in her will. According to David Gritten of the UK Telegraph “Incendies is a remarkable and intelligent film about family and conflict, with outstanding performances from Villenueve's leading cast.” Definitely worth a viewing!

The controversial Outside the Law directed by Rachid Bouchareb tells the story of three Algerian brothers in France and is set to the backdrop of the Algerian independence movement and the Algerian War. Outside the Law screens from September 30.

In a Better World will hit the big screen on November 25 and is a gripping story of two families and spans the frightening world of a refugee camp in the Sudan to the reality of life in a Danish town. An extraordinary friendship develops between two boys but soon friendship develops into a dangerous association that sees both bullying and physical violence addressed and an ultimately breath-taking pursuit in which life is at stake. Described as extraordinary and heart wrenching, the movie is directed by the acclaimed Susanne Bier and is must see!