TO TAKE A WIFE
VE'LAKHTA LEHE ISHA
2004, 97 min, Israel, France, Dir: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

In 1979 Israel, hairdresser Viviane (Ronit Elkabetz) struggles to maintain her individuality in a household with an oppressive, conservative husband and his live-in mother. When Viviane’s old lover reappears, an already untenable situation grows more complicated in this award-winning film co-written and co-directed by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz. In Hebrew, French and Arabic with English subtitles.


IT’S HARD BEING LOVED BY JERKS
C’EST DUR D’ÊTRE AIMÉ PAR DES CONS
2008, Pyramide International, 110 min, France, Dir: Daniel Leconte

The recent terrorist attack on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo did not come out of the blue. Focusing on a high-profile 2007 lawsuit by three French Muslim groups against the satirical magazine, this documentary exposes a rift between religious belief and free expression to which few cultures are immune. In French with English subtitles.


YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
IERI, OGGI, DOMANI
1963, 119 min, Dir: Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica’s unique, three-part omnibus film features the mega-watt star coupling of international icons Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.


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