Bright Young Things
9:30 p.m. March 13 at Enzian; 8 p.m. March 14 at Regal.
An effervescent portrayal of 1930s England, Stephen Fry's (Gosford Park) directorial debut follows the exploits and outlandish schemes of a young couple attempting to gain acceptance in high society. The extraordinary cast includes Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), Peter O'Toole, Dan Aykroyd and Stockard Channing. (U.K., 2003, 105 minutes; directed by Stephen Fry; sponsored by the Westin Grand Bohemian.)
7 p.m. March 14 at Enzian.
Starring Academy-Award nominees Tim Robbins (Mystic River) and Samantha Morton (In America), Michael Winterbottom's imaginative film is a love story set against the backdrop of a quasi-Orwellian world. With compelling performances and beautiful direction, Code 46 is a haunting look at our potential future. (U.K., 2003, 92 minutes; directed by Michael Winterbottom; East Coast premiere/second U.S. showing.)
8 p.m. March 6 and 2 p.m. March 14 at Regal.
Danish iconoclast Lars Von Trier's (Dancer in the Dark) film follows a runaway whose morality is tested when she takes refuge in a pious mining town. Featuring performances from a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Ben Gazzara, Chloe Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgård and Lauren Bacall. (Denmark/ Sweden/ U.K./ France/ Germany, 2003, 177 minutes; directed by Lars Von Trier; regional premiere.)
Good bye, Lenin!
6:45 p.m. March 7 at Regal.
Nominated for best foreign film at this year's Golden Globes, Good Bye, Lenin! is an inventive satire on the reunification of Germany. After party loyalist Christiane awakens from an eight-month coma, during which the Berlin Wall has crumbled, her son Alex must go to ridiculous lengths to shield her from the tremendous social upheaval that has occurred. (Germany, 2003, 118 minutes; rated R; directed by Wolfgang Becker.)
7 p.m. March 13 and 14 at Regal.
A hypnotherapist (Goran Visnjic, ER) who can read people's minds becomes obsessed with a search for a serial killer. With stylish direction and an impressive cast that includes Shirley Henderson (24 Hour Party People), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings), and Paddy Considine (In America), Hypnotic is a spellbinding supernatural thriller. (U.K., 2002, 102 minutes; directed by Nick Willing.)
7:15 p.m. March 6 at Enzian.
Colin Farrell stars in this film, which follows the rapid chain of events that occurs when a thuggish robber breaks up with his girlfriend. Outrageously humorous and intricately woven, Intermission is a smart and gritty portrait of the search for happiness. (Ireland, 2003, 105 minutes; rated R; directed by John Crowley; Florida premiere.)
7:30 p.m. March 10 at Regal
In his dazzling feature film debut, celebrated short-film director Dagur Kári tells an offbeat story of teenage isolation and wanderlust set against the majestic backdrop of the Icelandic fjord. Nói subtly blends deadpan comedy and tragedy. (Iceland/Germany/UK/Denmark, 2003, 88 minutes; directed by Dagur Kári; in subtitled Icelandic.)
Remember me (Ricordati di me)
9:30 p.m. March 8 at Enzian; 7:30 p.m. March 13 at Regal.
This new film by the director of the 2002 festival entry The Last Kiss focuses on a middle-class family and the members' separate yet similar attempts at pursuing their dreams and desires. Remember Me has the same qualities that garnered Gabriele Muccino's previous masterpiece five Italian Oscars and the World Cinema Award at Sundance. (Italy, 2002, 125 minutes; directed by Gabriele Muccino; in subtitled Italian.)
The Story of the Weeping Camel
4:30 p.m. March 7 and 7 p.m. March 8 at Regal.
As the first entry from Mongolia for the Academy Awards, this beautiful film details a spring in which a nomadic family attempts to get a mother camel to nurture its extremely rare white colt. Poignant in imagery, The Story of the Weeping Camel is an emotionally charged tale not soon forgotten. (Mongolia/Germany, 2003, 90 minutes; directed by Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni; in subtitled Mongolian.)
7 p.m. March 12 at Regal.
David Mackenzie's controversial second feature focuses on three people on a Scottish barge whose lives are thrown into chaos by the discovery of a dead body. Featuring a haunting score from David Byrne and performances from Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge) and Tilda Swinton (The Deep End), Young Adam is a dreamy, disquieting study of sexual tension and guilty secrets. (U.K., 2003, 93 minutes; directed by David Mackenzie; U.S. premiere.)Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun