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Peaceful Times

Peaceful Times

(PG) Dir. Neele Leana Vollmar, Germany, 2008. 94 min | Comedy, Drama
A charming and humorous family drama that follows a family in post-war Germany in the 1960s. Peaceful times in the West can start at last, if only Irene could manage to shake off the past. She is homesick for East Germany, mistrustful of the cease fire, and distraught about her husband’s other women. Her children decide to take matters in their own hands to try and make their mother happy.

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Swing

Swing

(PG) Dir. Tony Gatlif, France, 2002. 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Swing tells the story of 10-year-old Max, whose love of Manouche jazz takes him to the Manouche (one of the many different gypsy populations) neighbourhood where he quickly makes friends with Swing, a young gypsy girl who is the same age, and whose charisma, self-confidence and freedom fascinate him. From the director of Latcho Drom and Vengo.

Sabah

Sabah

(PG) Dir. Ruba Nadda, Canada, 2005. 87 min | Comedy, Romance
Sabah is a smart, attractive Canadian Muslim whose passion and independence have been dulled by 20 years of duty to her loving yet demanding family. As a treat to herself on her 40th birthday, Sabah buys a swimsuit and then goes swimming. She meets Stephen, who is tall, handsome, sympathetic and definitely not Muslim. Their mutual attraction grows and Sabah finds herself sneaking around like a teenager. Eventually she will have to confront her family – can she rely on their love?

Show Me Love

Show Me Love

(MA) Dir. Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 1999. 89 min | Comedy, Drama
Winner at Berlin International Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival. Amal is a sleepy little town in Sweden that the teenagers long to escape from. An innocent prank and a passionate kiss lead to a mixed up romance and an unconventional portrayal of a family’s coming to grips with their daughter’s sexuality. A liberating and immensely warm film. From the director of Lilya 4-Ever.

The Mystery Of Happiness

The Mystery Of Happiness

(PG) Dir. Daniel Burman, Argentina, 2014. 99 min | Drama, Comedy
From Award-winning director Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace). Santiago and Eugenio are more than friends, they are life long business partners. They understand each other without words, they care for each other and they need each other. One day Eugenio disappears without leaving any clues behind. Santiago immediately notices his absence, but only realises what’s happened when Eugenio’s wife, Laura, lost and hopeless assures him that Eugenio has left on his own accord. Santiago and Laura set out on a journey to find him and end up discovering a whole lot more.

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The Noble Family

The Noble Family

(M) Dir. Gary Alazraki, Mexico, 2013. 108 min | Comedy, Drama
The Noble Family is Mexico’s biggest ever box-office success! When a successful construction mogul, Germán Noble, realises that his adult children are spoiled beyond belief, he stages a fake company bankruptcy and seizes of all their assets tricking them into believing that they have become fugitives of the law. A slick, stylish and very funny riches to rag story that carries real heart.

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