June 1-7, 2023
Forum cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 16/18 PLN per movie – available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), BCC/LZC’s box office (19 Warszawska Street) and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl
June 1, 2023
16:30 The Little Gang, dir. Pierre Salvadori
The adventures of a group of passionate and fearless young children. One girl and four boys.
18:30 Falcon Lake, dir. Charlotte Le Bon
Synopsis: Bastien and Chloé spend their summer vacation with their families at a lake cabin in Quebec, haunted by a ghost legend. Despite the age gap between them, the two teenagers form a singular bond. Ready to overcome his worst fears to earn a place in Chloé’s heart, the holiday becomes a turbulent pivotal moment for the young boy.
June 2, 2023
17:00 Promises, dir. Thomas Kruithof
Clémence, the fearless mayor of a town near Paris, is completing the final term of her political career. With her faithful right-hand man Yazid, she has long fought for this town plagued by poverty, unemployment and slumlords. However, when Clémence is approached to become Minister, her ambition arises, questioning her devotion and commitment to her citizens. Will her political integrity and election promises survive her newly found ambition?
June 3, 2023
12:30 Mr. Klein, dir. Joseph Losey
One of the crowning achievements of blacklisted Hollywood director Joseph Losey’s European exile, Mr. Klein is a spellbinding modernist mystery that puts a chilling twist on the wrong-man thriller. Alain Delon delivers a standout performance as Robert Klein, a decadent art dealer in Paris during World War II who makes a tidy profit buying up paintings from his desperate Jewish clients. As Klein searches for a Jewish man with the same name for whom he has been mistaken, he finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare in which his identity seems to dissolve and the forces of history to close in on him. Met with considerable controversy on its release for its portrayal of the real-life wrongdoings of the Vichy government, this haunting, disturbingly beautiful film shivers with existential dread as it traces a society’s descent into fascistic fear and inhumanity.
18:30 The Crime Is Mine, dir. François Ozon
In the 1930s in Paris, Madeleine Verdier, a young and pretty penniless and talentless actress, is accused of the murder of a famous producer. Helped by her best friend Pauline, a young lawyer, she is acquitted for self-defense.
June 4, 2023
18:30 Rodeo, dir. Lola Quivoron
After a chance meeting at an illicit event where riders show off their bikes and stunts, Julia strives to prove herself to a volatile, ultra-masculine clique, performing cons and surviving by her wits.
June 5, 2023
17:00 Pacifiction, dir. Albert Serra
Albert Serra’s entrancing epic is an elliptical political thriller set in the languid island landscapes of French Polynesia, and stars the extraordinary Benoît Magimel as its shifty French High Commissioner.
June 6, 2023
18:30 Houria, dir. Mounia Meddour
Alger. Houria (25) is a gifted dancer with dreams of joining the Algerian National Ballet. To make ends meet, she works as a cleaning lady during the day and bets in clandestine fights overnight. After winning a final, Houria is assaulted by Ali, who is determined to get his money back. When she wakes up in a hospital, the prognosis is grim: she is unable to speak and will certainly never dance again. Refusing to abandon her dream, she throws herself, heart and soul, into her physical recovery. At her rehab center, she meets other women damaged by life. Houria resolves to help them transcend their wounded bodies and stand tall – by teaching them how to dance.
June 7, 2023
18:30 The Innocent, dir. Louis Garrel
When Abel learns that his 60-year-old mother Sylvie is about to marry a man in prison he freaks out. With the help of his best friend, Clémence, he will do whatever it takes to protect her. But meeting Michel, his new stepfather, may well offer him a new perspective…
20:30 Father & Soldier, dir. Mathieu Vadepied
1917. Bakary Diallo enlists in the French army to be near Thierno, his 17-year-old son, forced to serve. Sent to the front, father and son must brave the war together. Animated by the ardor of his Captain who wants to lead him into the heart of the battle, Thierno must emancipate himself and become a man. Meanwhile Bakary does whatever it takes to spare his son from fighting, and to bring him home safe and sound.