Tehran, 1958: Nasser Ali Khan, the most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken. Unable to find another to replace it, life without music seems intolerable. He stays in bed and slips further and further into his reveries from his youth to his own children‟s futures. Over the course of the week that follows, and as the pieces of this captivating story fall into place, we understand his poignant secret and the profundity of his decision to give up life for music and love. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]
Helen, a writer, and Madeline, an actress, have hated each other for years. Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once Helen’s fiance. After she recovers from a mental breakdown, Helen vows revenge by stealing back Ernest and plotting to kill Madeline. Both rivals have secretly drunk a miracle cure for aging; they accidentally discover, when each tries to eliminate the other, that they have become immortal and that “life” will never be the same again.
The son of the world’s greatest detective embarks on a high-stakes adventure in this action-packed adaptation of the beloved book by Israeli writer David Grossman. (TIFF)
Prime numbers are divisible only by one and themselves. These numbers are solitary and incomprehensible to others. Alice and Mattia are both “Prime”, both haunted by the tragedies that have marked them in childhood: a skiing accident for Alice, which has caused a defect in the leg, the loss of her twin sister for Matthew.
A romantic comedy about a successful couple adjusting to retirement and life after 60.
The dilemma between staying active while also “looking back” is at the core of “Late Bloomers.” In the film, a happy and high-functioning couple, Mary (Rossellini) and Adam (Hurt), find themselves trapped by the natural and artificial problems of “old age.” And when both realize, to their surprise, that they have entered the senior category, the two react in completely opposite ways.
Adam’s actions are as frantic as his denial; he desperately looks for a fountain of youth, and even flirts with the idea of having a love affair. On the other hand, Mary decides to deal with the situation by doing what she does best: taking care of her husband and family. But her “preparations for aging,” though comically malicious, frighten her friends and family.
A clash soon becomes inevitable, and a separation, ineluctable. Children, grandchildren, parents and friends try to reconcile them, but shouldn’t they trust life to follow its course? Or is nature itself one of the film’s obstacles to overcome? [Synopsis courtesy of ComingSoon]
J.R Ackerley, the book’s British author and distinguished man of letters, hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, in middle age, he came to adopt an Alsatian bitch, he named Tulip. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the ideal companion he had been searching for in vain for years. “My Dog Tulip” is a bittersweet retrospective account of their fourteen-year relationship. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film shows Tulip’s often erratic behavior, canine tastes, and Ackerley’s determined efforts to ensure an existence of perfect happiness for Tulip. “My Dog Tulip” was originally published in England in 1956. It is now published in this country by the New York Review of Books in their Classics Series and is the series’ best selling book. [Synopsis courtesy of Official Site]