3 Academy Award Nominations! Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Film!
COLD WAR is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times.
COLD WAR is a near-perfect film, an artfully crafted, flawlessly acted meditation on love, memory and invented history that’s both deeply personal and politically attuned. Written and directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, this ode to erotic desire and sociological fate shimmers with a captivating, sensuous beauty.
From deeply revealing to timely and inspiring, these magnificent films from around the world celebrate the Earth through cinema.
The EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL is nourishing the movement toward a more-harmonious relationship to our environment from the ground up. We are a diverse group of filmmakers, artists, scientists, and activists who care deeply about the Earth. We seek to change the content we celebrate and how it’s celebrated. In this way, we hope to ‘be the change we wish to see in the world, by shifting the ways we create and consume.
The 2019 Selection includes diverse, captivating films from 13 countries. Some of the themes in this year’s selection are: solutions, activism, conservation, and human connectivity. These range from riveting documentaries to creative narratives. For more information, tickets and passes click the links above.
Academy Award Nominee Best Best Foreign Film!
A sweeping romantic historical drama, NEVER LOOK AWAY follows thirty years in the life of a great artist - loosely based on Gerhard Richter, one of the 20th century's most admired visual artists (Tom Schilling). The film goes from a childhood witnessing Nazi Germany, to post-war East Berlin, where he falls in love with a young woman (Paula Beer) whose father is an ex-Nazi murderer in hiding (Sebastian Koch), to escaping to the West at the time of the Berlin Wall, and ultimately being part of the exciting new movement in contemporary art.
From Academy Award winning filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives Of Others), NEVER LOOK AWAY fills its protracted running time with the absorbing story of an incredible life and its impact on the singular artist who lived it. Don't miss one of the most mesmerizing, compulsively watchable films in theaters right now.
Laura (Penélope Cruz) and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister’s wedding, but unexpected events lead this gathering toward a crisis that exposes the family’s hidden past. Also starring Javier Bardem. From Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman).
From the Oscar nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture's values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe's matriarch Ursula's (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, BIRDS OF PASSAGE is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change.
Imagine The Godfather made by dazzling Latin American directors who combine bravura filmmaking with political awareness and a probing social conscience. A haunting masterpiece destined to be among the year's finest films.