Thank you for a great 20th Annual Rochester International Film Festival!
We look forward to seeing you at the iFilm series throughout the year and at next year's festival in 2016!
Mpls/St. Paul International Film Fest in Twin Cities best of the fest April 24-30!
We are proud have been a part of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival for the past 20 years and we could not bring these films to Rochester without the talents of the Jesse Bishop and countless others in the Twin Cities. Catch films you may have missed at the Best of the Fest running April 24-30
Next iFilm: Nov 18, 6:00pm
Rochester Public Library
Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
Bulgaria / 2014 / Bulgarian with English subtitles
In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payements on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the reposession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.
French Film series concludes Sept 16th with L'Enfer
The Alliance Française Ciné Club is bringing a series of 3 French films to Rochester Public Library this year.
The series concludes on September 16th at 6:00pm with Claude Chabrol's drama L’Enfer starring François Cluzet and Emmanuel Béart. All movies are free and shown with English subtitles. Download the poster in PDF form.
2015 Film Festival Schedule
Films, film times and filmmaker Q & A sessions are subject to change. Download PDF of schedule.
|Fri, April 17||Opening Reception with hors d'oeuvres and live music||5:30pm|
|Tokyo Fiancée (Belgium/Canada/France/Japan)||7:00pm|
|Ida (Poland) - 2015 Oscar winner Best Foreign Language Film||9:10pm|
|Sat, April 18||Marie's Story (France)||12:30pm|
|Secrets Of War (Netherlands)||2:30pm|
|The Dinkytown Uprising (US/MN) + filmmaker Q & A||4:30pm|
|Voice Over (Chile)||9:15pm|
|Sun, April 19||Antarctic Edge: 70° South (US/Antarctica) + Second Nature short film||12:30pm|
|Hello! Jun'ichi (Japan)||2:40pm|
|Miss Tibet: Beauty In Exile (US/India) + filmmaker Q & A||4:40pm|
|Nowhere in Moravia (Czech Republic)||9:30pm|
|Mon, April 20||Grandad (Iceland)||1:00pm|
|Citizenfour (Germany/US/UK) - 2015 Oscar winner Best Documentary||3:00pm|
|The Owners (Kazakhstan)||5:30pm|
|The Golden Era (China/Hong Kong)||7:30pm|
|Tue, April 21||Beatles (Norway)||2:15pm|
|Timbuktu (France/Mauritania) - 2015 Oscar nominee||4:45pm|
|Happy Times (Mexico)||7:00pm|
|Breakup Buddies (China)||9:00pm|
|Wed, April 22||Antarctic Edge: 70° South (US/Antarctica) + Second Nature short film||2:15pm|
|Citizenfour (Germany/US/UK) - 2015 Oscar winner Best Documentary||9:00pm|
|Thurs, April 23||The Golden Era (China/Hong Kong)||1:30pm|
|Ida (Poland) - 2015 Oscar winner Best Foreign Language Film||5:00pm|
|Timbuktu (France/Mauritania) - 2015 Oscar nominee||7:00pm|
|Happy Times (Mexico)||9:15pm|