The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Lewes Public Library are proud to sponsor this series which features critically acclaimed, award-winning, international independent films.

 

 

BREATHE

Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 pm
Location: MCC Rehoboth, 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach (map)
Admission: Donations are encouraged.

A subtle coming-of-age story centered on the friendship of two young girls, Breathe is an adaptation of the popular French novel of the same name. Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their lives to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either, and Charlie grows weary of her sedate friends. When new transfer student, Sarah (Lou de Laâge), arrives, the two form an instant connection and they soon become inseparable. But with such intense intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and the friendship soon unravels with devastating consequences for everyone.

Breathe was directed by Mélanie Laurent who also gave us Inglourious Basterds and Beginners. Breathe was nominated for a Queer Palm award at the Cannes Festival and a Jury Award at the Atlanta Film Festival. The Village Voices  Stephanie Zacharek says, “Laurent has such a deft touch — and is so delicately in tune with her two lead actresses — that she makes you believe you're seeing it all for the first time.” In French with English subtitles. [2014, France, Runtime: 91 minutes, No Rating)

Trailer

 


 

WONDROUS BOCCACCIO

Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 pm
Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes (map)
Admission: Donations are encouraged.

The Black Death rages through the city of Florence in the year 1348. To escape the horror, a group of aristocratic young men and women journey to a country estate where they regale each other with stories. In the interlude between stories, they romp through the countryside reaffirming their love of life. Based loosely on the famed medieval text The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, this historical drama is a visual tribute to the tales that emerged from one of the darkest periods in Italian history. Boasting gorgeous locations and a cast of Italian all-stars, the visuals in the story are outstanding. Frédéric Boyer, a film critic with the Tribeca Film Festival said, “As interpreted by the modern-day masters of Italian cinema, Wondrous Boccaccio is an invitation to experience the narrative charm of one of the greatest European storytellers of all time.” [2015, Italy, Runtime: 120 minutes, Italian with English subtitles, Not Rated]

Watch the trailer.