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Monthly Archives: May 2012

BIFF To Screen “The Kid With A Bike”

BIFF today announces that it has secured The Kid with a Bike for the big screen in Bermuda. The film will be shown as the next instalment in BIFF’s monthly BIFFlix series on Sunday, May 27, 2012, 6.30pm at Tradewinds Auditorium at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) on Crow Lane in Hamilton.

The Kid with a Bike won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nomination for ‘Best Foreign Language Film.’

This deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (L’enfant,Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer, Thomas Doret). When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle – placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship.

Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France – Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter), who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behaviour and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her – though she refuses to give up without a fight.

Full of heart-breaking betrayals and unexpected grace, The Kid with a Bike is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.

Tickets are available in advance on http://www.tickets.biff.bm or at the door on the day from 5.30pm. Tickets are priced at $10 for BIFF members and $15 for non-members. For reservations or enquiries email info@biff.bm. Running time: 87 minutes. Language: French (English subtitles). Rated PG-13.

$5,000 Prize Offered In BDOT Video Competition

The Bermuda Department of Tourism [BDOT] will be sponsoring a local competition for residents interested in promoting the Island through film. The quarterly video competition is open to all Bermuda residents and the winner stands to win $5,000. See the full details on Bernews.com 

Video Contest: Best Bermuda You Can Imagine

Have you heard? BIFF is collaborating with Chewstick, FIL Limited, Imagine Bermuda, Masterworks and ZBM TV on this fab phone film competition as part of the John Lennon Tribute programme. See Bernews.com for further details.

Date Change: Screening Of “The Take” Film

On Tuesday 22nd May CURB will be screening The Take, a full-length feature film, dealing with the controversial topics of crime, forgiveness, and punishment. The screening date has been changed from what was previously reported. Bernews.com has all the detaisl.

Visting Filmmaker is seeking Bermudian Interns

California Film Maker, Kev Lombard, is on the island until July 30 working on a documentary film.  Kev is looking for Bermudian interns between the ages of 13-22 to help with camera work and editing.  Interested parties can contact Kev directly at kev@commandmediacorp.com

Darling Companion Interview

Film critic Dave Poland of BIFF’s International Advisory Board interviews co-writer/director Lawrence Kasdan and co-writer Meg Kasdan of the film Darling Companion which was the opening night film for BIFF 2012.

The Forgiveness of Blood Interview

Film critic Dave Poland of BIFF’s International Advisory Board interviews writer/director Joshua Marston of the film The Forgiveness of Blood which was screened as part of the BIFFlix Series.

Bob Marley Documentary To Screen Tonight

A documentary on the late great Robert Nesta Marley will screen this evening [Apr.27] at the Liberty Theatre. A Cocktail Reception starts at 8pm, and the movie starts at 9:30pm. Tickets [$30] are sold at Kit n Caboodle and Liberty Theatre. You can also call 536-1999 or 705-8275 for more information.

Marley is a 2012 Documentary film that tells the story of legendary Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley. The film charts his life from his humble beginnings in a small country village without electricity, through his rise to fame in Jamaica, to his time in London, subsequent return to his Island of birth and eventual death at the age of just 36.

See the full details on the screening on Bernews.com

Haiti Village Health Documentary Screens

On Thursday [Apr.26], the documentary Haiti Village Health, produced by award winning documentary film maker Robert Zuill, was screened at The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI].

The film documents work being done by Haiti Village Health which is an aid organization started by Dr. Tiffany Keenan, a doctor who works here in Bermuda. At the screening, a discussion was held on how they have built and now run a clinic in the village of Bod Me Limbe on Haiti’s north coast.

See the full details on the screening at Bernews.com

Video Preview: Haiti Village Health Documentary

On Thursday April 26th at 7:30pm, the documentary Haiti Village Health produced by award winning documentary film maker Robert Zuill, will screen at The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI].

The film documents work being done by Haiti Village Health which is an aid organization started by Dr. Tiffany Keenan, a doctor who works here in Bermuda.

See the full story on Bernews.com