4 nights, 4 films, 4 parties, 4 dinners 

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MIFF 2014

The Selfish Giant

Director: Clio Barnard Language: English with English Subtitles Country: England Awards: 14, including BAFTA: Best British Independent Film Rating: 14A Very strong language, violence Website Boldly cinematic and featuring astonishing performances from the two leads, The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor and his best friend Swifty, born into a

 

Finding Vivian Maier

Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel Language: English Country: U.S.A. Awards: 2, including Grand Jury Prize Miami Film Festival Rating: PG – occasional swear words, mild sexual references Website Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers. Discovered

 

The Broken Circle Breakdown

Director: Felix van Groeningen Language: Flemish & English with subtitles Country: Belgium, Netherlands Awards: 16, including “Audience Choice” Berlin, “Best Foreign Language Film” Palm Springs and Washington DC Critics Association. Rating 18A. Coarse Language, Sexual Content Website The Broken Circle Breakdown takes what could have been a melodramatic, cliché-ridden story and turns it into a

 

The Lunchbox

Director: Ritesh Batra Language: Hindi with English subtitles & English Country: India Awards: 23 including Best Film: India Filmfare awards Rating: PG for thematic content and smoking. Website Mumbai housewife Ila is trying to add some spice to her marriage through her cooking. She prepares a new recipe for her neglectful husband’s lunch. Trusting it