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A night at the Oscars? Well… Bda style

This article was original published in 2/20/13 edition of the Bermuda Sun; Writer Sarah Lagan

The Bermuda International Film Festival is creeping up and a host of film related events have been announced for this coming week.

The warm-up weekender launches with a special February edition of the monthly BIFFlix film series on Saturday evening, a fundraising walk on Sunday morning and a glamorous “Live from the Red Carpet” event on Sunday evening.

In celebration of the 2013 Academy Awards, BIFF has again teamed up with MEF to present this Oscars event at Margarita Grill in Hamilton.

The Oscars will be shown live from Hollywood and party guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite Oscar
winner.

This year’s film festival will be held from April 12 to 18 and all money raised will go towards staging BIFF 2013.

For more information about any of the events, please email info@biff.bm or call 293-3456.

The following information was supplied by the Bermuda International Film Festival:

– BIFFlix February Special Edition — Saturday, February 23 at 5:30pm:

The February instalment of The Bermuda International Film Festival’s film series, BIFFlix, is Beloved. The latest film from modern musical director Christophe Honore, the film was the closing night selection of 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film will screen at The Tradewinds Auditorium in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke.

Starring Catherine Deneuve and (her real-life daughter) Chiara Mastroianni, this sly and exquisitely romantic musical drama from Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter’s misadventures in love. In the 60s, Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) leaves Paris to re-join her Czech husband Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic) in Prague, but his infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in the city lead her back to France.

Thirty years later we follow the romance of Madeleine’s daughter, Vera, who falls in love with a musician (Paul Scneider) in London who is incapable of devoting himself to her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Milos Forman). Louis Garrel and Paul Schneider also star in this light-hearted but ultimately moving exploration of the changing nature of relationships.

Tickets are available in advance at http://www.ptix.bm or purchase at the door on the day from 4:30pm with cash, check, or credit card. Tickets are priced at $15. The film is in French and runs 139 minutes.

To view trailer, visit: http://www.biff.bm/events/bifflix.

– Argus Walks the Walk — February 24 at 8:30am:

The BIFF team is urging fans of the Bermuda International Film Festival to support its fundraising efforts by taking part in the Argus Walks the Walk 5K event on February 24. For the equivalent cost of a cinema ticket and snacks, you can support your local film festival. Money raised will go straight into putting on BIFF 2013, a week-long film extravaganza of features never seen before in Bermuda. Argus Walks the Walk is a one-of-a-kind event in that you can choose the charity you want your $25 entry fees to benefit. For everyone that walks for BIFF, there is a free BIFF t-shirt. Register online at: www.racedayworld.com.

– Live from the Red Carpet — February 24 at 7:30pm:

For the finalé, BIFF has once again teamed up with MEF to host a night of glitz, glamour and film talk at the 2013 Live From the Red Carpet event. The event is being held at Margarita Grill on Bermudiana Road in Hamilton on the night of the 85th Academy Awards. The awards will be broadcast live from LA in Margarita Grill and guests can attempt to predict the winners and play games to win prizes. The event starts at 7:30pm to allow guests to catch footage of the celebrities themselves arriving at the Oscars at 8pm local time. Join us for happy hour drinks specials, a fabulous Tapas menu, spectacular Oscar-themed cocktails, trivia, a best-dressed competition, red carpet photos and more. Tickets are priced at $35. Complimentary special drink is included in admission. Buy your ticket at www.ptix.bm. Email margaritas@mef.bm for any table reservations.

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BIFFlix French Romantic Musical Drama

The February installment of The Bermuda International Film Festival’s film series, BIFFlix, will be “Beloved.” The latest film from modern musical director Christophe Honore, the film was the closing night selection of 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film will screen on Saturday February 23, 5:30pm, at The Tradewinds Auditorium in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke.

Starring Catherine Deneuve and (her real-life daughter) Chiara Mastroianni, this sly and exquisitely romantic musical drama from Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter’s misadventures in love. In the ’60s, Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) leaves Paris to re-join her Czech husband Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic) in Prague, but his infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in the city lead her back to France.

Thirty years later we follow the romance of Madeleine’s daughter, Vera, who falls in love with a musician (Paul Scneider) in London who is incapable of devoting himself to her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Milos Forman). Louis Garrel and Paul Schneider also star in this light-hearted but ultimately moving exploration of the changing nature of relationships.

Tickets are available in advance at www.ptix.bm or purchase at the door on the day from 4:30pm with cash, check, or credit card. Tickets are priced at $15. The film is in French with English subtitles and runs 139 minutes.

“The music is enchantingly low-key, the fashions are gorgeous, and the emotions both tragic and real-this is one of the year’s best films.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine