Highlights include the Academy Award-nominated Best Foreign Language feature from Sweden, A Man Called Ove, based on the bestselling novel and directed by Hannes Holm. Another light-hearted OVID addition is Roger Michell’s French/British Le Week-End.
For dance lovers, there’s the three-time Oscar-nominated director Carlos Saura’s Flamenco, Flamenco with cinematography by three-time Oscar-winner Vittorio Storaro, as well as a film on Marius Petipa, the master behind Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, and a doc on the all-male, drag ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
A MAN CALLED OVE
DIRECTED BY HANNES HOLM
An Academy-Award nominee based on a best-selling novel. Ove, an ill tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
DIRECTED BY ROGER MICHELL
Academy Award winner Jim Boradbent (IRIS) and Lindsay Duncan (ABOUT TIME) give exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Based on a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.
DIRECTED BY CARLOS SAURA
An evolutionary musical journey through the light, song and dance of a dynamic and alive art form.
THE MASTER OF FRENCH BALLET
DIRECTED BY DENIS SNEGUIREV
Traces Petipa’s career from his early, crowd-pleasing choreography to the works that would become his masterpieces: Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Their stunning choreography and Tchaikovsky’s music elevated ballet for the first time to one of the world’s great art forms.
REBELS ON POINTE
DIRECTED BY BOBBI JO HART
Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, REBELS ON POINTE is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world.