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In a town in Flanders, the Flemish-speaking area of Belgium, two brothers commit a holdup in a home and only one of them escapes. The other is sentenced to four years in jail and never divulges the names of his co-conspirators: his girlfriend and his brother. After those four years he is released from jail and finds his girlfriend is now his ex-girlfriend.

The Murphy Library is showing the Belgian crime thriller, The Ardennes, the monthly selection from Film Movement, this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In Flemish, French, and Dutch with subtitles in English.

After a serious ski accident, Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center, where she becomes dependent on the staff and also on pain relievers. But it is not just her knee that hurts. She spends time remembering the ten years she spent falling in love and then feeling destroyed by that crazed man who stole her heart.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the monthly selection from Film Movement, My King, a 2015 French romance. Running time is 124 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In French with subtitles in English. Filmed throughout France.

The film follows Tony’s memories of her first dates with Georgio, their laughter and passion.   They fell madly in love and she did not stop to ponder the downside. But soon it was hard to miss.

 

 

A French army captain and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote area of Afghanistan, watching local shepherds and looking for Taliban sympathizers.   Suddenly people from all sides of the conflict start to disappear, for no reason. The soldiers find themselves in an existential nightmare fighting the fears of war.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the monthly selection from Film Movement, Neither Heaven nor Earth. Running time is 104 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children.   In French with subtitles in English.

French director Clement Cogitore is an artist who combines film, video, installations and photographs.   This is his first feature film and he wants the audience to leave the theatre “unable to decide it was a war film, a thriller, an indie film, a metaphysical film, an art house film…” he said in an interview with Film Movement. The film creates fear, but also spiritual emotion. It received awards at the Cannes Film Festival

Anne and Georges are retired music teachers in France and even in their eighties they are enjoying their lives. Then one morning Anne suffers a stroke and becomes disabled. Georges promises to take care of her and that is what he does until he can no longer.   Then difficult decisions must be made.

The Murphy Library is showing Amour, an Oscar-winning film from France starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. Running time is 127 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.  The film is shown in French with subtitles in English.

A French teenager named Charlie struggles with the ups and downs of her parents’ relationship. Her solitude and depression do not make her the most popular girl in school. Then a beautiful and vibrant girl named Sarah arrives at the school and wants to be best friends with Charlie. But will this last?

The Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement drama, Breathe, this Thursday at 6 p.m. This intense drama is for college-age and older.   Running time is 91 minutes and the film is in French with subtitles in English.

Sarah has problems of her own she keeps hidden, and soon she starts to look elsewhere for a best friend.   This tears at Charlie and her anger and hurt is not to be taken lightly.

Filming was done in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France near the Hérault River.

The next Murphy Library movie is a true story from the late 1800’s in rural France. A humble artisan and his wife bring their 14-year-old daughter, Marie, to a special boarding school, the Larnay Institute.   Marie, like Helen Keller, was born deaf and blind and struggles in her world.

The library is showing Marie’s Story from Film Movement, this Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m.   Running time is 95 minutes and the film is shown in French and with sign language. Title role played by deaf student, Ariana Rivoire. The film is suitable for high school and above.

The Larnay Institute in central France is run by Catholic nuns. They teach deaf girls and save them from being sent to an asylum.   However, they never had a student both deaf and blind, nor as out of control as Marie. Nevertheless, young Sister Marguerite senses something in the young girl and convinces the Mother Superior to let her stay. Call 837-2417 for details.


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