This week is all about the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Things get rolling on Thursday, when the weeks-long festival begins with screenings of a wonderfully titled film, “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,” at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. After those screenings, there’ll be an opening night party at the nearby Aster Café.
“The German Doctor”, a film by Argentinian filmmaker Lucía Puenzo, is a psychologically challenging drama in which a heinous Nazi war criminal hiding in South America attaches himself to a family and spin them into his web of cold, calculated misery.
Film arts are flourishing in the Twin Cities attested to by a vibrant community that has supported its evolution over the years.
A movie about depression and a depressing movie are creatures that should not be confused.
Although it’s French, Delicacy is quite capable of stirring the sentiments of Midwestern movie-goers, if only for a moment.
I’ve seen two miserable movies this year, and Bride Flight is one of them.