Windsor International Film Festival returns to Capitol Theater with in-person screenings | windsoriteDOTca News
The Windsor International Film Festival will return to the Capitol Theater next month with in-person screenings featuring all of the Oscar-nominated films.
The screenings will take place at the Capitol’s Kelly Theater from March 3-5 and will follow careful COVID-19 precautions to ensure all guests can enjoy a safe return to the big screen. To ensure the safety of all attendees, capacity will be reduced to 50% and will follow social distancing guidelines, face coverings will be required at all times and proof of full vaccination will be required.
“WIFF is thrilled to not only bring these Oscar-nominated films to our patrons first, but to be able to screen them again at the Capitol Theater,” said Vincent Georgie, WIFF’s Executive Director and Chief Programmer. “Great movies are best experienced in good company, and our team works diligently to ensure a safe viewing experience for all of our customers.”
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- DRIVE MY CAR – Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. After the unexpected death of his wife, renowned actor and director Yusuke Kafuku receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. There he begins to come to terms with the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.
Thursday March 3 at 2.50 p.m., Friday March 4 at 2.40 p.m. and Saturday March 5 at 12.20 p.m.
- TO FLEE – Nominated for Best International Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Feature. Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he’s kept hidden for 20 years, a secret that threatens to derail the life he’s built for himself and her future husband. Told primarily through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, it tells the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan for the first time.
Thursday March 3 at 1 p.m. and 6.10 p.m. and Saturday March 5 at 3.40 p.m.
- PARALLEL MOTHERS – Nominated for Best Actress – Penelope Cruz and Best Original Score. Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and got pregnant by accident. Janis, in her fifties, does not regret it and she exults. The other, Ana, a teenager, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to cheer him on as they sleepwalk through the halls of the hospital. The few words they exchange during these hours will create a very close bond between the two, which by chance develops and becomes more complicated, and changes their lives in a decisive way.
Thursday March 3 at 8 p.m., Friday March 4 at 8:20 p.m. and Saturday March 5 at 5:30 p.m.
- JTHE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD – Nominated for Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay Director Joachim Trier returns with another modern twist on a classic character-building portrayal of contemporary life in Oslo. A four-year chronicle of Julie’s life, THE WORST Person In The World examines a woman’s search for love and meaning in the modern world. Told fluidly in twelve chapters, the film features a breakout performance from Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsve as she explores new professional avenues and embarks on relationships with two very different men ( Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum) in his search for happiness and identity.
Friday March 4 at 12:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday March 5 at 7:50 p.m.
Tickets are $16 for general admission and $10.25 for students and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by visiting windsorfilmfestival.com and at the door one hour before the first screening.