7th - 11th Nov. 2012 European Film Week in Pristina

 

 

From 7 to 11 of November 2012, 11 movies from 9 countries will be displayed at the National Theatre of Pristina. Movies with English and Albanian subtitles

FREE ENTRANCE

France : The Artist , and Intouchables

Germany : Soul Kitchen, and Neukölln unlimited

Turkey : Sessiz - Be Deng

UK : Bafta Selection 2012

Finland : The Forbidden Fruit

Austria : Black Brown White

Italy : La Prima Cosa Bella

Sweden : The Wedding Photographer

Belgium : Turquaze

 

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 "Black Brown White" is an Austrian feature film (Erwin Wagenhofer Film) about a young Nigerian woman (Jackie) who is on the run across Sahara heading north, hoping to find a way of reaching Switzerland and finding the father of her son, a Swiss UN-employee who was once based in Nigeria. She is hoping he will provide education for her son. 

Jackie is played by 24 year old Clare-Hope Ashitey who is a British actress of Ghanaian descent. The film is produced by Allegro Film from Austria and is released on February 2011. 

Don Pedro (Fritz Karl) is a 35-year-old truck driver. Together with his paraplegic partner Jimmy (Karl Markovics), he operates a small freight shipping. Over the years they have devised an elaborate, nifty but also illegal system whereby they smuggle African refugees to Europe. 

Jackie (Clare-Hope Ashitey), a young Nigerian woman, is on the run across the Sahara going north, her son Emanuel (Theo Caleb Chapman) at her side. 

Their destination is Geneva, where the boy’s father, a Swiss UN-employee, lives. At the border between Africa and Europe, Pedro, Jackie and Emanuel meet for the first time.

But Jackie refuses to be treated as the other fugitives, who are locked in a hidden compartment in the truck. Against his better judgment, Don Pedro goes along with her request and together they make their way to Europe.

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The French film "Intouchable" is an irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common. -- (C) Weinstein

 

The film relates the development of the unlikely friendship between Philippe, a wealthy quadriplegic, and Driss, a young and poor man from the ghettos, who is hired as his live-in carer.

The film begins at night in Paris. Driss is driving Philippe's Maserati Quattroporte at high speed. They are soon chased by the police. When they are caught, Driss, unfazed, doubles his bet with Philippe, convinced they will get an escort. In order to get away with his speeding, Driss claims the quadriplegic Philippe must be urgently driven to the emergency room; Philippe pretends to have a stroke and the fooled police eventually escort them to the hospital. The two men are jubilant. As the police leave them at the hospital Philippe asks, "What do we do now?" Driss answers, "Now let me take care of it," and they drive off.

The story of the two men is then told as a flashback, which takes up almost the rest of the film.

 

 

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