Lineup for Gold Coast International Film Festival (11/15)

MyFriendVictoria_500MY FRIEND VICTORIA
Dir. Jean-Paul Civeyrac | France | French with English subtitles | 95 min | Narrative
Long Island Premiere Adapted from a story by Nobel-laureate Doris Lessing, My Friend Victoria is a complex, poignant portrait of a black woman in contemporary Paris whose destiny is shaped by France’s attitudes on class and privilege. This superbly acted, distinctly fresh take on racial identity is an acutely intelligent achievement by a director whose time has surely come. 1:30pm, Soundview PW

THE MUSES OF BASHEVIS SINGER
Dir. Asaf Galay, Shaul Bester | Israel | English and Hebrew with English subtitles | 72 min | Documentary
Long Island Premiere An entertaining and compelling film that looks at the women who inspired the Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer, a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement. Featuring interviews and recollections of high art and gossip from these smart, beautiful and unforgettable “muses.”Q&A with Leah Napolin, playwright featured in film (Yentl). 1:30pm, Bow Tie Great Neck

HelloHello_500HELLOHELLO
Dir. Maria Blom | Sweden | Swedish with English subtitles | 97 min | Narrative
New York Premiere This warm-hearted Swedish comedy follows Disa—40ish, a bit dumpy, and way too accommodating—who is stuck in a rut after her husband leaves her for a twiggy new model, and her mother and work colleague continue to boss her around. With the help of a new man in her life, she learns to take care of herself, but is she up for the challenge? 4:00pm, Soundview PW

TopSpin_500TOP SPIN
Dir. Mina T. Son, Sara Newens | USA | English and Mandarin with English subtitles | 81 min | Documentary
Long Island Premiere An inside look at an offbeat sport, Top Spin turns one of America’s favorite pastimes on its head and reveals a coming-of-age story where success and failure come down to mere millimeters. The film follows three fiercely committed teenagers as they battle their way through the world of elite, competitive table tennis and trade dreams of the prom and graduation for the Olympics and winning Gold. Q&A with film subject Michael Landers – who is originally from Long Island. 4:30pm, Soundview PW

For tickets visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org

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