Sunday, May 29, 2011

Train Week - Part 2 (Screening 29th May)

The Polar Express
Sunday 29th May 2011
Weber, K-huset, 19:00


This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Train Week - Part 1 (Screening 26th May)

The Station Agent
Dialogue: American English / Subtitles: Swedish
Thursday 26th May 2011
Weber, K-huset, 19:00


When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man born with dwarfism moves to an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey. Though he tried to maintain a life of solitude, he is soon entangled with an artist who is struggling with a personal tragedy and an overly friendly Cuban hot-dog vendor.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

War Week - Part 2 (Screening 22nd May)

Sunday 22nd May 2011
Weber, K-huset, 19:00


On the run and hiding in the deep forests of the then German occupied Poland and Belorussia (World War II), the three Bielski brothers find the impossible task of foraging for food and weapons for their survival. They live, not only with the fear of discovery, contending with neighboring Soviet partisans and knowing whom to trust but also take the responsibility of looking after a large mass of fleeing Polish Jews from the German war machine. Women, men, children, the elderly and the young alike are all hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold and unforgiving forests in the darkest times of German occupied Eastern Europe.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

War Week - Part 1 (Screening 19th May)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Thursday 19th May 2011
Weber, K-huset, 19:00


Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to have this new friend...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Swedish Week - Part 2 (Screening 15th May)

I rymden finns inga känslor
(Simple Simon - English title)
Sunday 15th May 2011
Weber, K-huset, 19:00


When Sam's girlfriend breaks up with him he becomes depressed so to cheer him up and get things back to normal, his socially awkward brother Simon decides to set out on a quest to find Sam a new, perfect girlfriend. Struggling with Asperger Syndrome, the quest is more difficult than Simon first expected.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Swedish Week - Part 1 (Screening 12th May)

(Dalecarlians - English title)
Thursday 12th May 2011
Weber, K-huset, 19:00


Mia, who's living in Stockholm, comes home to her small childhood town to celebrate her father's birthday. There she find herself looked down upon by her oldest sister, and she has to confront both her sisters when her father decides to give her the cabin by the lake, a sought-after place by both her sisters. She visits some people who are still living in the small town, and all seem quite content with the lives they're leading. However, as the story progresses it becomes more and more noticable that none of the characters feel good about how they live.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Disney Week - Part 2 (Screening 8th May)

Sunday 8th May 2011
Weber, K-huset, 19:00


Aladdin is a street-urchin who lives in a large and busy town long ago with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine gets tired of being forced to remain in the palace that overlooks the city, she sneaks out to the marketplace, where she accidentally meets Aladdin. Under the orders of the evil Jafar (the sultan's advisor), Aladdin is thrown in jail and becomes caught up in Jafar's plot to rule the land with the aid of a mysterious lamp. Legend has it that only a person who is a "diamond in the rough" can retrieve the lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin might fight that description, but that's not enough to marry the princess, who must (by law) marry a prince.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Disney week - Part 1 (Screening 5th May)

Beauty and the Beast
Thursday 5th May 2011
Weber, K-huset, 19:00


Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced "affections" of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, Belle's father, causes the two to meet.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Musical Week - Part 2 (Screening 1st May)

Moulin Rouge!
Sunday 1st May 2011
Weber, K-huset, 19:00


The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine...