French Cinema Now Film Festival 2011 – Kid With A Bike and Le Havre Capsule Reviews and Trailers

The Kid With A Bike

This film presents itself in as unassuming a way as its title – subdued in tone and seemingly so as well in scope. But underneath its exterior lies a very intense, human story of a child at risk of becoming lost. There is no senseless verbal exposition. Rather, the characters are allowed to breathe.

Follow the jump for trailers, showtimes and a review of Le Havre

Showtimes for The Kid With A Bike:

Friday, October 28th, 7:00pm (SF Film Society | New People Cinema – 1746 Post Street)

Sunday, October 30th, 4:00pm (SF Film Society | New People Cinema – 1746 Post Street)

Le Havre

Aki Kaurismäki is a singularly unique filmmaker. He is a master of tone, and the tone in “Le Havre” is so complicated and beautiful, and adds further to the excellence of the film. It is full of counterpoint, that old concept adapted to film by Eisenstein and perfected by Kurosawa – but the counterpoint in this film goes further than just sound to image. It also is stylized so heavily, with such bright, vibrant colours, which contrasts with the often dark themes. This darkness itself contrasts with the charming and wittiness which the film is full of.

Showtimes for Le Havre:

Wednesday, November 2nd 7:00pm (SF Film Society | New People Cinema – 1746 Post Street)


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