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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.

 

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.

The young Kurdish refugee wants to swim the English Channel for love.  The French swimming coach wants to save his own marriage.  They help each other with surprising results.

 

The Murphy Library is showing the French film “Welcome” at 6 p.m. Thursday. It is this month’s selection from Film Movement.  The film is not rated and runs 105 minutes.

 

Bilal is a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee who has followed the girl he loves through Europe.  She has moved to England and he is desperate to follow her.  But border guards at Calais, France stop him – – – and he sees no alternative but to swim across the English Channel.  He just needs to practice.

 

Simon is a middle-aged swimming coach going through a divorce.  His wife helps refugees and he thinks that if he helps Bilal, his wife may reconsider the divorce.

 

Director Philippe Lioret’ story of refugees in France was nominated for ten Cesar Awards, France’s Oscar, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Breakout Performance.

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