We are excited to finally Co-Present Sunday Morning Films with complimentary bagels and coffee at VIFF Vancity
On April 5th 2020, we were about to start Sunday morning Co-Presentations screenings with VIFF when COVID 19 forced the newly renovated Vancity Theatre to shut down.
The film we had chosen was DOLCE FINE GIORNATA which had played at the International Film Festival in 2019.
We had this idea: to offer complimentary bagels and coffee/tea as a nice way to start a Sunday morning movie
A beautiful movie with an interesting and important perspective… The heartbreaking Dolce fine giornata asks difficult questions.
Anne T Donahue, Globe and Mail
Sundance Film Festival 2019
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award Acting
Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Dramatic
DIRECTOR & Writer : Jacek Borcuch
Other Writers: Marcin Cecko(associate screenplay) | Szczepan Twardoch
CAST : Krystyna Janda | Kasia Smutniak | Antonio Catania
Full Cast and Crew
Country of Origin: Poland
Filming Locations: Volterra,Tuscany, Italy
Language: Italian | French | Polish (Eng subtitles)
Year: 2019 Runtime: 96 minutes Age : 19+
………In a picturesque countryside villa in Tuscany, semi-retired Nobel laureate Maria Linde is living out her golden years in casual luxury. The celebrated Jewish-Polish poet (played to fine-tuned perfection by a remarkable Krystyna Janda) enjoys a life filled with late-night dinners, wine-infused conversation with friends, and quality time spent with her adult daughter and grandchildren. The free-spirited matriarch’s privileged existence mostly keeps her at a remove from the escalating xenophobia engulfing Italy. But a secret dalliance with a handsome (and much younger) Egyptian immigrant sets off a chain of events that will eventually lead to Maria’s life coming apart at the seams.
……..Polish director Jacek Borcuch’s carefully crafted drama is a study in mood, setting and ambiguity. Tackling the knotty intermingling of politics and art, Borcuch provides no easy answers to Europe’s current crisis of morality and identity. But the film’s true tour de force is Janda, who infuses her protagonist with both the wilful selfishness of a child and the complicated desires of a woman finding her way in life’s later stages