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BFF18: Film Spotlight – Tickets selling out!

Court Barrie Film Festival
15 October 2015

Top films tickets are selling out!

Check out the infographic of the top 5 films of #BFF18. Click the preview below to view the full size version.

Top 5 Films at BFF18.

Several of the top 5 films are very close to selling out, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment! Tickets are available in person at the following locations:

 

Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie


Court

 

Show Times:
Wednesday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy. However, what truly distinguishes this film is Tamhane’s brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors; his affecting mixture of comedy and tragedy; and his naturalist approach to his characters (and to Indian society as a whole), rich with complexity and contradiction.

Awards:

WON – Best Actor, Best Film, FIPRESCI Prize, SINGNIS Award, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2015

WON – Best Debut, Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards, 2015

WON – Golden Lotus Award, National Film Awards, 2015

WON – New Talent Award, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, 2014

WON – Best Film, Minsk International Film Festival, 2014

WON – Special Mention of the Jury, Molodist International Film Festival, 2014

WON – Best Film, Silver Gateway of India award, Mumbai Film Festival, 2014

WON – Silver Screen Award, Singapore International Film Festival, 2014

WON – Luigi De Laurentiis and Venice Horizon awards, Venice Film Festival, 2014

WON – FIPRESCI Prize, Viennale, 2014


Testament of Youth

 

Show Times:
Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 22 at 4 p.m.

 

A powerful story of love and remembrance, Testament of Youth is based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, an account which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. Following the searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make the most sense of the darkest times.


Buy #BFF18 Tickets

Several films are expected to sell out, so be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time. Tickets are available in person at the following locations:

Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie

For the full festival line up and detailed ticket information, visit the schedule.