CHLOTRUDIS co-presents Kore-eda’s I WISH & Guy Maddin’s KEYHOLE at INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

 

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is pleased to join with the INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON (IFFBoston) once again to co-present two films as part of the festival’s 10th year.  We are particularly pleased to have a second opportunity to present the films of two acclaimed directors, Canadian Guy Maddin's KEYHOLE, and I WISH, the latest from Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda.

KeyholeIn KEYHOLE, Guy Maddin employs his signature visual surrealism and classic cinematic techniques to tell a supernatural tale. A gangster (Jason Patric) returns home after a shootout and takes a ghostly, surreal journey through a labyrinth of haunted rooms to find his mourning wife (frequent Maddin collaborator, Isabella Rossellini). Chlotrudis previously sponsored the director's paean to his hometown, MY WINNIPEG, which played at IFFBoston in 2008.  A notable feature of last month's SXSW festival, KEYHOLE will be shown at 8:30pm at the Somerville Theater Screen 5, in the heart of Davis Square, on Sunday April 29th.

I WishI WISH, the latest film by director Hirokazu Kore-eda, was a highlight of  the Toronto Film Festival last fall.  His earlier film, STILL WALKING (IFFBoston 2010 Audience Award winner), was part of 2009's IFFBoston program.  In I WISH, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle that will improve their difficult lives.  I WISH will screen at the at the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square, at 2:30pm on Sunday April 29th.

Celebrating its 10th year, the IFFBoston is the largest film festival in New England, bringing a far-reaching & varied roster of independent films & filmmakers together each spring to showcase the best to an ever-growing, appreciative Boston audience.  The festival takes place April 25 - May 2 at the Somerville Theatre, Brattle Theatre, and Coolidge Corner Close to a hundred films will be shown along with nightly parties and weekend panel discussions. Tickets and passes for all events are on sale now athttp://www.iffboston.org.

 

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