Directed by Raúl Ruiz. The final film by the great Raúl Ruiz (Time Regained, Mysteries of Lisbon) is a phantasmagorical blend of real life and imagination in which an elderly office worker looks back over his life via personal recollections, fantasies like filmgoing with Beethoven, and fondly-recalled fiction (e.g., Long John Silver). “A playful supernatural fever dream.” –N.Y. Times. Cleveland premiere.
Directed by Alejandro Landes. A Colombian man partially paralyzed by a police bullet and imprisoned in a wheelchair plots his revenge and his escape—an airplane hijacking. Based on a headline-grabbing real case, this blend of fact and fiction stars the real participants. Adults only! Cleveland premiere.
Spaghetti Western maestro Sergio Leone co-directed this action-packed “sword and sandal” epic inspired by the 1834 Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel that also lent its name to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s current exhibition. Muscleman Steve Reeves plays a Roman centurion from Pompeii who discovers that his father has been murdered by a gang of hooded thieves. Angry, he vows to unmask the killers and avenge his dad’s death. Meanwhile Mt. Vesuvius prepares to blow its own top…
Directed by Kim Nguyen. One of the five nominees for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, this potent drama tells of a 12-year-old African girl with supernatural powers who is drafted into a rebel army against her will. Cleveland theatrical premiere.