The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with L’ipéen will present what is considered one of the best movies in the history of cinema. On the British Film Institute’s famous list of ”The Greatest Films of All Time” Late Spring by Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu appears in 15th place.
Noriko, is 27 years old and still not married and lives relatively happy with her father, yet he would like to see her take a husband. Noriko, meanwhile, is afraid to let her father live alone.
As is often the case with Ozu cinema, Late Spring behind a simple premise gives us a portrait of Japan from the post-war period. This is the first film of the last period of Ozu’s career which is known as his mature periode. He spent more than twenty years perfecting his style and Late Spring and all the films that followed it are true masterpieces. This movie also opens an informal trilogy, the ”Noriko trilogy” with actress Setsuko Hara. The other two films are Early Spring and Tokyo Story. It goes without saying that we plan to present the other two films soon.
In Japanese with English subtitles
May 31st – 9 p.m. at City Cinema; admission $10
The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with L’ipéen have organized a special screening of Joel Fendelman’s David; Winner of the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival and of the Ecumenical prize at the Montreal World Film Festival. The story is of a Muslim boy and son of a Brooklyn Iman who after finding a mikra, a hebrew Bible, begins attending Jewish school and befriends Yoav and his family.
May 27th – 3 pm at City Cinema. $15 non-members $10 members.
May 12 – 3 pm at City Cinema
A Special Screening of Sofia Bohdanowicz’s La Maison du Bonheur
In collaboration with the Charlottetown Film Society, L’ipéen a special screening of Sofia Bohdanowicz’s La Maison du Bonheur (The house of Happiness). The movie has been named Best Canadian Documentary by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle in 2017.
A Franco-Ontarian filmmaker goes to Paris to meet an astrologer who has lived in the same house for many decades. Bohdanowicz follows her in her daily routine as she tells about her life, her job, her love of flowers and coffee. The film is made of small bittersweet vignettes.
The film will be preceded by a short film by Sofia Bohdanowicz.