MAST D: Wim Wen­ders. Ger­many/ France. 103 min. Sep 8, 6: 30 pm TIFF Bell Light­box 1; Sep 18, noon TIFF Bell Light­box 1 Rat­ing: NNNN Wen­ders’s magni icent homage to dance great Pina Bausch doesn’t re­veal a lot about the woman – she died right be­fore shoot­ing was set to be­gin – but cap­tures the essence of her art through ex­cerpts from sug­ges­tive, richly dra­matic works like The Rite Of Spring and Café Mueller. -D tech­nol­ogy al­most al­lows the viewer to feel the heat em­a­nat­ing from the dancers’ bod­ies. The range of set­tings in­cludes tra­di­tional prosce­nium stages as well as parks and rivers out­side Bausch’s Tanzthe­ater Wup­per­tal.

The per­form­ers re­call Bausch with a fec­tion and in­tel­li­gence, but com­mu­ni­cate most through dance.

pen­e­trat­ing study of a well- brought- up 34-year- old mid­dle- class Nor­we­gian who can’t see his way for­ward af­ter com­plet­ing a stint in re­hab for drug ad­dic­tion. He spends a day roam­ing the streets of Oslo (bathed here in lyri­cal beauty) try­ing to con­nect with old and new friends.

Literary and philo­soph­i­cal ref­er­ences en­liven the di­a­logue, and Trier’s mus­cu­lar cam­era tech­nique is a con­stant plea­sure. He’s moved from a vi­brant style rem­i­nis­cent of early Tru faut to­ward a Bres­so­nian pu­rity. Lie (the com­pelling star of Reprise, who is also a prac­tis­ing MD) makes his char­ac­ter’s melan­cho­lia real, but the ilm’s som­bre un­der­pin­ning is a downer.

PE MAST D: Bruno Du­mont w/ David De­waele, Alexan­dra Le­ma­tre. France. 109 min. Sep 9, 6:15 pm Sco­tia­bank 1; Sep 10, 9:15 pm AMC 2; Sep 16, 9: 30 am TIFF Bell Light­box 2 Rat­ing: NNN Du­mont con­tin­ues his mys­ti­cal cin­e­matic jour­ney in this per­plex­ing, el­lip­ti­cal tale about a loner with a shot­gun (De­waele) and the goth- like girl (Le­ma­tre) from a nearby farm who is de­voted to him. The set­ting is an un­in­hab­it­able stretch of dunes and woods in Boulogne- sur- Mer near the English Chan­nel. Land­scape and nat­u­ral sound are key el­e­ments in the di­rec­tor’s lex­i­con. They drive the story as much as the oc­ca­sional star­tling act

NNNNN of vi­o­lence. The drifter is clearly pro­tect­ing the girl from harm, but also seems to be con­cerned with main­tain­ing the pu­rity of the wilder­ness. Does he em­body both good and evil?

A full- blown mir­a­cle pro­vides an un­set­tling cli­max but no con­clu­sive an­swers.

PE DISC D: Rolando Colla w/ Ar­mando Con­dolucci, Fiorella Cam­panella. Italy/ Switzer­land. 101 min. Sep 9, 8:45 pm AMC 3; Sep 10, 9:45 pm AMC 4; Sep 16, 10 am TIFF Bell Light­box 3 Rat­ing: NNN The idyl­lic set­ting of an Ital­ian camp­ing trip be­comes the back­drop for drunken abuse and dis­turb­ing child­hood games. Two young



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