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The weekend at the movies

The weekend at the movies
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First Published: Fri, May 06 2011. 10 45 PM IST
Updated: Fri, May 06 2011. 10 45 PM IST
Catch the new Robert Pattinson film ‘Water for Elephants’, which released in theatres on Friday
THEATRICAL PICKS
Robert Pattinson, from the Twilight series, plays a student who elopes and joins a circus. He falls in love with a star performer there. The movie’s production designer is Jack Fisk, who is known for his work with the likes of David Lynch (director of films such as The Elephant Man and Blue Velvet) and Terrence Malick (director of films such as The Burial and The Tree of Life).
TV PICKS
Saturday
11pm, Lumiere
Todd Haynes directs this biopic on Bob Dylan with six different actors portraying him at different stages of his life. The film captures his music, rebellion, disappointments and many loves.
10pm, AXN
Before Johnny Depp became famous as Jack Sparrow and a long time before he became the huge star he is now, there was Nick of Time. Depp plays a public accountant whose daughter is kidnapped. The kidnappers want him to kill the governor of California.
8pm, Zee Premier
Madhur Bhandarkar turns his camera on the glamorous world of fashion and tries to capture the ruthless competition behind the scenes. The film has Priyanka Chopra and Kangna Ranaut in lead roles, with Chopra playing a small town girl who makes it big in the modelling world.
Sunday
2.35pm, Sony Pix
Juno is about a 16-year-old girl who gets pregnant and decides to have the child. Diablo Cody’s smartly written script is buttressed by dialogues that grab your attention, while Jason Reitman’s able direction and the performances make the film a must-watch.
3pm, Lumiere
Samuel Fuller takes Jim Jarmusch on a trip to Brazil, to a place where had gone 40 years ago for a script based on a jaguar hunter. He discovers a changed mise en scene—technology having marked its arrival—and decides to show the local people the footage he had shot all those years ago.
7pm, Lumiere
Turkish auteur Nuri Ceylan’s exploration of economic hardship and its impact on a family’s fortunes and relationships.
SCREENING PICKS
2pm, Italian Cultural institute
Italian director Paolo Virzi’s Kisses and Hugs is a bittersweet tale of comedy, teeming with a motley cast of characters looking to live a good life. In the process, they use all kinds of tricks.
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First Published: Fri, May 06 2011. 10 45 PM IST