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The weekend at the movies

The weekend at the movies
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First Published: Thu, Mar 03 2011. 08 50 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Mar 03 2011. 08 50 PM IST
If you’re not hooked to the cricket World Cup and don’t know what to do during the weekend, fret not. You can watch two Oscar-winning films which are hitting the theatres. Also, the 7th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival starts Saturday at the India International Centre in the Capital.
THEATRICAL PICKS
Yeh Faasley (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1797548/)
A girl chances upon a detail from her previous life that leads her to believe that the version her father has been repeating over the years about her late mother’s story might not be true. An investigation ensues.
The King’s Speech (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/)
The heir apparent to the English throne has a slight problem—he stutters. Enter Geoffrey Rush in the role of a speech therapist who employs his idiosyncratic ways to cure him of the disability. The film culminates with a speech delivered by Colin Firth, now the monarch, to finally conquer his impediment and reserve his place in the hearts of people.
Black Swan (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947798/)
Darren Aronofsky employs a novel approach to explore the world of ballet, via the mind of the ballerina—played well, albeit a little too extravagantly, by Natalie Portman. Portman senses competition in the form of another ballerina, who seems to be infinitely more uninhibited and comfortable with her body.
TV PICKS
Saturday
Rushmore (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128445/)
9pm, Zee Studio
Directed by Wes Anderson, the film revolves around a 15-year-old boy and his friend who are in love with their elementary school teacher.
Memoirs of a Geisha (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397535/)
1pm, Zee Studio
Rob Marshall paints the path that a girl takes on her route from a fishing village to becoming a famous geisha. The film is lavishly designed and was well-received for its cinematography.
Signs (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286106/)
4pm, Zee Studio
M. Night Shyamalan’s film is about the mysterious appearance of crop circles in a farmer’s fields, the possible invasion by aliens, and a family’s struggle to stay together after the death of the mother.
Sunday
I’m not There (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368794/)
4.30pm, Lumiere
Six actors enact the different stages of Bob Dylan’s life in this Todd Haynes film. Featuring acclaimed performances by the likes of Cate Blanchett and Heath Ledger, the movie explores the varied facets of Dylan’s unique personality and his artistic and personal development against the background of a changing America.
Jellyfish (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0807721/)
9pm, Lumiere
A kaleidoscope of life in Israel, the film’s narrative interweaves the lives of three women living in Tel Aviv and is a portrayal of Israeli life.
The Band’s Visit (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1032856/)
7.15pm, World Movies
The story of a band’s journey through Israel in a bid to perform at the opening of an Arab arts centre takes an unexpected turn when the members find themselves in a town they know nothing about.
SCREENING PICKS
The 7th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival organized by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) will be on at India International Centre. The schedule:
Saturday
In search of Aseemun (Noon)
Tapestry (Noon)
Untitled (Noon)
There is a Spider Living Between Us (Noon)
Yeh Dilli Hai Mere Yaar (4pm)
Agapyso a Balitok (4pm)
Where Have you Hidden my New Crescent Moon? (4pm)
P.O. 418 Siyasat Kanpur (4pm)
Who will Cast the First Stone? (4.30pm)
A Quiet Little Entry (6pm)
The Sword of the Chosen One (6pm)
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First Published: Thu, Mar 03 2011. 08 50 PM IST