A young writer is trying to get his book published but he has been turned down with a list of rejections on his bulletin board in his room. So as he walks and figures out what his next plan is he meets Arielle (Berenice Marlohe) across the way and has the courage to speak to her. As they are drawn to each other she mentions I have two kids and I am married and at first Brian (Anton Yelchin) was turned off than the attraction was getting serious. Later on they were just friends.
It is based on an audio tape after the death of the pilot Captain Reignald Levi telling the whole story from the beginning to the end. Who is Reignald Levi he was pilot of the Sabena airliner. He was a World War 2 pilot from England who flew Sabena and he was celebrating his 50 birthday with his wife in the back of the plane and was hijacked over Vienna. This is a first time a rescue mission was held on a hijacked plane and it was the first time the Israeli Combat Unit stormed into the plane. What’s unique about heading this group was Ehud Barak, and one of the officers was Benjamin Netanhyu alongside with Shimon Perez the Minister of Transportation in 1972.
Closer To The Moon was set in 1959 in Bucharest where four men and one woman who were all communists intellectual Jews pose as a movie crew, and hold up the Romanian National bank by making it look like a film shoot to send thousand Jews to Israel in reality they are all handed down their punishment as outlandish as their crime. Have you ever heard of a plot like this? I certaintly didn’t! This is a True Story in Eastern Europe wherre your reaction will surprise you to say the least. I have to say this film will definetly be worth watching more than once, and it will make you think about it over and over. This will be in the Orinda theatre on August 14 for a (one-week engagement).
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International Film Showcase presents The Lunchbox an interesting twist of fate where Saajan Fernandes who is played by Irrfan Khan and Ila who is played Nimrat Kaur who both try to get into a relationship, however when there was a mistaken lunchbox delivery by the Dabbawalas they take notes and spice things up by figuring out what flavors and spices to creates powerful ways of cooking and preparing food.
East Bay International Film Festival presents Gloomy Sunday. Gloomy Sunday takes place in Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, loved and then feared, for its melancholic melody triggers. This romantic mystery is an ironic parable about innocence and love, guilt and hate. Ilona Varnai is loved by three men — the dashing restaurant owner Laszlo Szabo; the somber young pianist Andras Aradi (who composed the ballad Gloomy Sunday just for her), and the German camera salesman Hans Wieck. When Wieck returns to Budapest as an SS officer during WWII, his obsession for Ilona threatens to destroy them all.