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Kino Lorber’s Impressive Slate at TIFF 2015 Includes Outstanding International Titles

Kino Lorber's Impressive Slate at TIFF 2015 Includes Outstanding International Titles

Art house distributor Kino Lorber has an outstanding lineup at TIFF 2015 that includes some of the most acclaimed international films of the year. Miguel Gomes’ “Arabian Nights,” which Volume 2 (The Desolate One) was just announced as Portugal’s Oscar entry; Guatemala’s “Ixcanul,” which will also represent the Central American country at the Academy Awards; and Jafar Panahi’s latest clandestine feature ,”Taxi,” made under incredibly difficult conditions and winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, are among their upcoming titles.

Take a look at when and where you can catch some of these films while you are at TIFF this week.

“Arabian Nights Trilogy”

[Wavelengths]

A major hit at this year’s Cannes, this epic, three-part contemporary fable by Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes (
“Tabu”

) adopts the structure from “Arabian Nights” in order to explore Portugal’s plunge into austery.

Directed by Miguel Gomes

Screening with Volume 1-3,

381 minutes

Screening Date:
 

9/19/15, Public Screening, 1pm, Jackman Hall

“Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One”

[Wavelengths]

Directed by Miguel Gomes

North American Premiere, 125 minutes

Opens Dec. 4th in New York (Film Society of Lincoln Center)

Upcoming Screening:
 

9/19/15, Public Screening, 11:45am, Jackman Hall

“Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One”

[Wavelengths]

Directed by Miguel Gomes

North American Premiere, 131 minutes

Opens Dec. 11th in New York (Film Society of Lincoln Center)

Upcoming Screening:
 

9/19/15, Public Screening, 3pm, Jackman Hall

“Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One”

[Wavelengths]

Directed by Miguel Gomes

American Premiere, 125 minutes

Opens Dec. 18th in New York (Film Society of Lincoln Center)

Upcoming Screenings:
 

9/14/15, P&I 1, 7:15pm, Scotiabank 6

9/16/15, Public Screening, 6:15pm, Jackman Hall

“Ixcanul”
[Discovery]


In this dreamlike fusion of documentary and fable, two young, impoverished Mayan lovers escape from their servitude on a remote Guatemalan coffee
plantation and attempt to make their way to the United States.


Directed by Jayro Bustamante

Canadian Premiere, 93 minutes

Upcoming Screenings:
 

9/16/15, Public Screening, 6:30pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

9/18/15, Public Screening, 9:30am, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

9/20/15, Public Screening, 9:30pm, Scotiabank 2

“Jafar Panahi’s Taxi”

[Masters]

Shooting almost entirely within a cab circling the streets of Tehran, the great director Jafar Panahi (
“Offside,” “This Is Not a Film”) offers a multilayered mosaic of life in today’s Iran.

Directed by Jafar Panahi

Canadian Premiere, 82 minutes

Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival

Opens Oct. 2nd in New York (IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas)

Upcoming Screenings:

9/17/15, Public Screening, 5pm, Winter Garden Theatre

9/19/15, Public Screening, 3:30pm, Cinema 1


Mountains May Depart” [Masters]

The new film from Mainland master Jia Zhangke (“A Touch of Sin”) jumps from the recent past to the speculative near-future as it examines how China’s economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love.

Directed by Jia Zhangke

North American Premiere, approximately 131 minutes

Upcoming Screenings:
 

9/14/15, Public Screening, 9:30pm, Princess of Wales

9/15/15, Public Screening, 11:45am, Cinema 1

The Forbidden Room

[Wavelengths]

Evan Johnson and Winnipeg’s wizard of the weird Guy Maddin (“My Winnipeg,” “The Saddest Music in the World”) plunge us into celluloid delirium with this mad, multi-narrative maze of phantasmal fables.

Directed by Guy Maddin and co-directed by Evan Johnson.

North American Premiere, 119 minutes

Opens Oct. 7th at New York’s Film Forum.

Upcoming Screenings:
 

9/16/15, Public Screening, 9:15pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

9/18/15, Public Screening, 3:15pm, Jackman Hall

The Pearl Button

[Masters]

The great Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (“The Battle of Chile,” “Nostalgia for the Light”) chronicles the history of the indigenous peoples of Chilean Patagonia, whose decimation by colonial conquest prefigured the brutality of the Pinochet
regime.

Directed by Patricio Guzman

North American Premiere, 82 minutes

Winner of the Silver Bear at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival

Opens Oct. 23rd in New York City (IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas)

Upcoming Screenings:
 

9/13/15, Public Screening, 11:30am, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

9/18/15, Public 3Screening, 3pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

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