February 29, 2016

Lost Weekend V: Sunday- Day 4

This is it folks, the last day of Lost Weekend V.  Our first film of the Day:

YOUTH
Sponsored by Web Strategies Internet Solutions
Italy | France | UK | Switzerland, 2015.  Language: English | Spanish | Swiss German.  Rated R.

A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

“Paolo Sorrentino, with Youth, delivers his most tender film to date, an emotionally rich contemplation of life's wisdom gained, lost and remembered - with cynicism harping from the sidelines, but as a wearied chord rather than a major motif.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety

Nominated:  Best Original Song | 2015 Academy Awards

Nominated:  Best Supporting Actress | Jane Fonda | 2015 Golden Globe Awards

 

Next up:

MUSTANG
Sponsored by Independent School of Winchester

France | Germany | Turkey | Qatar, 2015.  Language: Turkish.  Rated PG-13.

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.

“The ensemble of young actresses is a constantly restless and real presence, the perspective filtered mostly through the cheeky Lale but also through the group as a loving crew.” – Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

Nominated:  Best Foreign Language Film | 2015 Academy Awards

Nominated:  Best Foreign Language Film | 2015 Golden Globe Awards

 

And the obligatory advanced screening for the day:

MEN GO TO BATTLE

Advance Screening

Sponsored by Devil's Backbone Brewing Company

USA, 2015.  Language: English

Men Go To Battle is the story of two brothers struggling to hold their crumbling estate together outside a small Kentucky town in the fall of 1861.

“This is a great example of a period movie  — and this should be the primary criterion for all period films — that succeeds foremost by evoking a real sense of the period it depicts.” – Philip Conklin, The Periphery

Nominated:  Audience Award | 2015 AFI Fest

Winner: Best New Narrative Director | 2015 Tribeca Film Fest

 

And just in time for the Academy Awards:

CAROL

Sponsored by Piccadilly Printing

USA | UK, 2015.  Language: English

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.

“This is a great example of a period movie  — and this should be the primary criterion for all period films — that succeeds foremost by evoking a real sense of the period it depicts.” – Philip Conklin, The Periphery

Nominated:  Audience Award | 2015 AFI Fest

Nominated:  Best Actress + Best Supporting Actress + Best Costume Design | 2015 Academy Awards

 

And the final film of Lost Weekend V:

6:00 pm

LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY

Advanced Screening

Sponsored by Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Hungary, 2015.  Language: Hungarian | Japanese.  Unrated

Liza's a nurse, seeking love. Her only company is a long-dead Japanese pop star, who turns her into a fox-fairy out of jealousy. Now, every men who desires Liza shall die horribly. Can she overcome the curse?

“Károly Ujj Mészáros has created something very special here, a combination of sweet and sour, flashy and dreary, gross and sexy, intimate and spectacular. The end result is very addictive and very impressive.” – Ard Vijn, Twitchfilm

 

And that does it for Lost Weekend V!  Thank you for listening and if you couldn't make it, we hope that we gave you a taste of this truly awesome experience.  But most importantly, we hope you CAN make it to the next one in the fall! 

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