FILM & VIDEO
26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
October 30, 2011
11:00 AM TROUPERS. What's the craziest career choice anyone can make and spend over 80 years pursuing that path? "Troupers" gives new meaning to the phrase, "hang in there". Meet 12 talented, successful people who beat the odds, followed their dream and are still working well into their 80's and 90's. These are the journeymen actors, the ones you see in a movie or TV show and who seem really familiar. "Troupers"...
11:00 AM TROUPERS. What's the craziest career choice anyone can make and spend over 80 years pursuing that path? "Troupers" gives new meaning to the phrase, "hang in there". Meet 12 talented, successful people who beat the odds, followed their dream and are still working well into their 80's and 90's. These are the journeymen actors, the ones you see in a movie or TV show and who seem really familiar. "Troupers" takes a humorous look at how this fearless group survived parental disapproval, the black list, divorce, debt, rejection, disappointment, depression, the depression, bad acting coaches, nasty casting directors, and decades of auditions to do what they wanted to do: Act.
1:00 PM REFRACTAIRE. François, a 21-year-old, is living in Luxembourg, which Nazi Germany has just annexed. His father collaborates with the fascist regime, forcing Francois to go to German university. François commits a first act of disobedience by leaving this place that preached racial hatred. Now he is facing a Cornelian choice: to become forcibly enrolled and leave for the Russian front to fight the Allies or to become a draft dodger, buried alive in the cold and damp mines for months on end without seeing the light of day, the only hope being the Liberation.
3:00 PM MABUL. Everything in Yoni’s (Yoav Rotman) life is complicated. He’s almost 13, a gifted student, but physically undeveloped and desperate to change that before his up-and-coming Bar Mitzvah. He’s selling his homework so that he can buy a bodybuilding “wonder powder”. Every night, Yoni does pull ups with heavy weights tied to his legs and he’s trying to find a way to deepen his voice so that the class bullies will stop calling him Helium.
5:00 PM MONTEVIDEO.Taste of the Dream. Belgrade, spring of 1930…Tirke is a boy from Cubura that is forced to choose between a factory job and football. After a series of tough decisions, he stays faithful to his true love - football. Back in the days, you couldn’t earn a living by playing football – but you could live for football. In Belgrade, only Mosa Marjanovic gets paId for every goal he makes, but that’s only Mosa…
7:30 PM ANOTHER SENSE. In the life of little Gleb everything is fine. In his world there is no fear, everything is calm and harmonious: the pictures in a museums are rough, the snow is prickly, his grandfather is kind and soft.
He loves a girl Nastya; they decided to get married, when they grow up. Gleb is blind, and he defines the whole world around him by touching or based on his grandfather's words. He is told: "You are lucky, Gleb, you cannot see the world around you." And most important, what Gleb keeps in memory from his childhood: "The main thing is not looking; the most important seeing." This is the way Gleb’s childhood is passed and suddenly ... he recovers his sight; and the world turns out to be totally different. How will it change the life of the hero? What will be his main goal, when he has seen everything with his own eyes? What will be the finale of this film – the film which is permeated with love and music?