Saturday at the movies
Aure Atika and Romain Duris star in "The Beat that My Heart Skipped," which will be screened at HIFF Summer Saturday.
The Hawaii International Film Festival continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary with HIFF Summer Saturday at the Hawai'i Theatre. Three films are scheduled this Saturday:
- "The Beat That My Heart Skipped," from France, is a drama about a young man torn between a life of crime and classical music. The film was well-received at its North American debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. 12:30 p.m.
- "Mughal-e-Azam," considered Bollywood's "Gone With the Wind," is the epic love story of a 16th-century prince and a courtesan. The film was released 45 years ago but has been restored and colorized. 3:30 p.m.
- "Marathon," a box-office hit in its South Korea homeland, is the tale of a 20-year-old autistic man who loves to run and his marathon coach, whose best days are far behind him. It's based on a true story. 7:30 p.m.
Attendees are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before each screening. Tickets are $9 general, $8 military, $7 HIFF 'Ohana members, seniors and students; or $20 for all three films. They are available at the box office. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com, hiff.org.
HIFF's big fall festival is scheduled for Oct. 20-30.
The Lord's player
Fine Line Productions
Josefina (Julieta Zylberberg), left, and Amalia (Marâa Alché) are best friends in "La Niöa Santa (The Holy Girl)," screening Monday through July 3 at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Directed by Lucrecia Martel, the film focuses on the burgeoning sexuality and religious fervor of the two teens, whose lives intersect with a group of visiting ear/nose/throat specialists. One of those visitors, the middle-aged and married Dr. Jano (Carlos Belloso), becomes the focus of Amalia's secret mission to save one man from sin.
The movie will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Monday; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; and 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. July 1-3.
106 minutes, rated R for sexual content and nudity; in Spanish, with English subtitles.