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Queen of Hearts

QUEEN OF HEARTS

Winner · Audience Award · World Cinema Dramatic · Sundance Film Festival. Denmark’s entry for the Best International Feature for the 2020 Academy Awards, Queen of Hearts follows Anne (Trine Dyrholm, The Commune SWIFF’18), a high-flying lawyer, living in a beautiful modernist home with her two daughters and physician husband, Peter (Magnus Kreppe, The Girl …

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Smoke Between Trees

SMOKE BETWEEN TREES

Some life events are so powerful they are defined by “then” and “now”. For Mathew (Tyriel Mora, The Castle, Book Week SWIFF’19), a sensitive near-retiring real estate caring for his mentally incapacitated wife, it’s the car crash that killed his daughter Sarah (Georgia Adamson) and Indigenous son-in-law Jayden (Damion Hunter). The crash spared his grandson, …

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Topping both best of the year and best of the decade lists, Céline Sciamma’s (Girlhood, SWIFF ’16) latest is a devastatingly beautiful period drama about the romance between artist and subject. Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne (Noemie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adele Haenel, Deerskin SWIFF’20). A reluctant bride-to-be, …

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