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Series returns with for foreign films over the next four weeks

By Redlands Community News

The Redlands Cinema Classic Foreign Film Series returns at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays for the next four weeks at LOOK Cinemas in downtown Redlands .

“When Tomatoes Met Wagner” in Greek and French with English subtitles on April 26 and 27. The film explores the question — do tomatoes taste better if they are grown with music, especially by Richard Wagner?

Originally scheduled to screen in 2019 but was canceled due to the pandemic. Set in Elias, a small farming village in Thessaly, Greece, two cousins with the help of local women grow their organic tomatoes and prepare them in special family recipes.

“Playground,” which won the 2021 Cannes Film Festival Fipresci Prize, Un Certain regard, will be shown on May 4 and 5. A first feature film for Laura Wandel who spent several months visiting playgrounds and studying the “micro-society,” as she calls it, that begins in schools where we learn how to develop relationships. Her storyline centers on 7-year-old Nora who immediately discovers the unexpected hardships of trying to fit in while being ignored at school by big brother Abel.

She is mortified when she witnesses Abel’s silent torture by bullies. How can she help Abel and not be a tattletale?

“Hive,” in Albanian with English subtitles and was a triple winner in the 2021 Sundance festival, will be shown on May 11 and May 12.

Based on a true story of a woman whose husband went missing in the1998-99 war in Kosovo when ethnic Albanians fought ethnic Serbs and the Yugoslavian Government. She struggles to continue his beekeeping business as she is met with hostility from the surviving males in her village.

“Breaking Bread,” an audience favorite in over 65 film festivals, is from Israel in Hebrew and English with English subtitles, will be shown on May 18 and May 19. Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel is the first Palestinian Muslim Arab to win Israel’s Master Chef television cooking competition.

Tickets are $15 and $10 for students with an ID at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E State St. by phone at (909) 792 8435 and at the theater.

Submitted by Annette Weis, coordinator Redlands Cinema Classic, Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund of the Redlands Art Association, a 501(c)3 organization.

Read the article at the Redlands Community News


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