call me by your name | 08 MARCH | the lighthouse
Set in the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, this is the story of a precocious 17- year-old American boy, Elio, who spends his days in his family’s villa playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend, Marzia. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. James Ivory was took home the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his adaptation of André Aciman’s novel, Call Me By Your Name. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, the film received support through Creative Europe’s Sales Agent scheme.
the square | 16 march | Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark
The Square is an art-world satire directed by Ruben Östlund. Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is The Square, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it's hard to live up to your own ideals. Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for The Square. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis. The Square won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and was supported by Creative Europe MEDIA through EUR 47.000 financial support for its distribution across Europe.
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