Films to Watch: 2016 Bermuda International Film Festival

From March 4 – 11 cinephiles can be entertained, enlightened and inspired by an extensive selection of foreign films at Earl Cameron Theatre for the Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF). Established in 1997, the festival is one of only four truly independent film festivals in the world. BIFF highlights the top films by the world’s leading filmmakers, as well as introduce fresh talent. Here are just a few of the most anticipated films:

 

Lolo (Opening Gala)

Award-winning filmmaker Julie Delphy is the writer, director and leading actress behind this satirical comedy. In Lolo, Violette, a 40-year-old single mother and career woman falls for provincial computer-geek, Jean-Rene. However, Jean-Rene is faced with more than keeping Violette’s affection when he meets her teenage son, Lolo, who is determined to wreak havoc on Violette’s budding relationship and remain her top priority.

Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton, March 4

 

The Lobster

Award-winning Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos brings the festival a dark comedy set in a dysotopian future, where people aren’t allowed to be single. Starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, the film is a unique and unsuspecting love story that has already earned three prizes at Cannes, an award at the European National Film Festival and a BAFTA nomination.

Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton, March 4

 

Carol

Produced by guest judge and renowned filmmaker Christine Vachon, Carol is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Prince of Salt.” Starring Academy award-winner Cate Blanchett as Carol, this poignant film follows the story of two women from starkly different backgrounds as they enter an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Carol  was nominated for six Academy Awards.

Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton, March 7

For more information on the Bermuda International Film Festival, visit biff.bm. To purchase tickets, visit ptix.bm.

Photo courtesy of Bermuda International Film Festival via Facebook.



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