The Tricycle’s International Film Season 2012

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by Tricycle

As we move closer to movie award-season and the excitement begins to build, we thought we’d give London’s cinema-going audiences a chance to check out some of the finest International films and brush-up on their knowledge before the winners are announced.

The Tricycle’s International Film Season 2012, celebrates the incredible films from around the world that have been submitted to the 84th Academy Awards Foreign Language Film Category.

Countries are invited to submit one film to the category at the Academy Awards, and it is from these submissions that we’ve compiled a 10-day programme. The season includes some exclusive previews, premieres and also some of the films that were released earlier in the year that are now in the running for the esteemed Oscar award.

The season explores the wide range of world cinema on offer from social realism (Beyond, Sweden) and animation (Tatsumi, Singapore) through to thrilling horrors (The Silent House, Uruguay). Highlights include: 2012 Golden Globe winner, A Separation (Iran), a moral drama focusing on a couple’s failing marriage; the UK Premiere for Argentinian film Aballay, an intense drama about revenge; and Wim Wenders’ balletic masterpiece on the famous choreographer and dancer, Pina (Germany).

The programme will include special preview screenings of Once Upon A Time Anatolia (Turkey) and Breathing (Austria) as well as Q&As with Lithuanian director Kristijonas Vildžiūnas (Back To Your Arms), Romanian actor Andras Hathazi (Morgen) and Swiss cinematographer Lorenz Merz (Summer Games).

Other screenings include: Miss Bala (Mexico), a story of gangland poverty in Tijuana; Footnote (Israel), a film about a struggle between a father and son; As If I Am Not There (Ireland), detailing the horrors of ethnic cleansing; Beauty (South Africa), a portrait of disturbing obsession; Montevideo (Serbia), a look at the events leading up to the Yugoslavian football team’s participation in the 1930 football World Cup; Attenberg (Greece), a tale of sexual awakening; and The Rumble Of Stones (Venezuela), a single mother’s struggle to raise her family in adverse circumstances.

All in all a great season with a brilliant range of films, there’s something for everyone!

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