RI International Film Festival at Brown/RISD Hillel

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On August 6th at the Brown/RISD Hillel venue, “Do You Believe in Love?” and “Eine Gute Geschichte (A Good Story)” will be showing, both at 6pm as part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

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Do You Believe in Love?“: Every afternoon Tova”s house fills with men, women, young and old, disabled, mad, “normal” and “abnormal” ” all of them dreaming of finding love. They all come to Tova, a unique matchmaker who cannot move her body due to muscular dystrophy, but who tirelessly strives to find love for everyone else in this world.

The film follows Tova, her family, and trophy matches over the course of a special year, where all the fundamental components of her life merge: pain, humor, love and an enormous lust for life. / Adapted from Haifa International Film Festival

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Eine Gute Geschichte (A Good Story)“: When Helga Landowsky discovers the broken jug in an antiques store near the German/Polish border, she wants to have it at any cost. But the old lady has reckoned without Jakub Lato. Because the antiquarian does not want to trade his ware for money. In exchange for the jug, he wants Helga to tell him a story. And a story she can tell. It is an experience from the second world war. A story about pain and loss. And while Helga is still narrating, she and Jakub begin to realize that both their lives are wondrously interwoven. And that they are now, almost 70 years later, telling the story is last chapter together. Because only this way, the story can finally become a good story.

Now in its 18th year, FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™ (RIIFF) will take place August 5-10, 2014. The Festival has become a leading juried competition showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work. In 2013, Flickers screened 216 cinematic works in six days to large and appreciative crowds.

The films screened came from 65 countries, and 36 states in the United States. During the 2013 Festival, there were 55 World and US/North American Premieres. A total of 21 Narrative Feature, 43 Feature/Documentaries and 152 Short Films were screened. Following months of adjudication and review, Festival films were selected from over 5,114 submissions.

 

Author: Tim Blankenship

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