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"Synonyms" & "In My Room" at Stonzek Theatre

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

SYNONYMS movie poster In My Room poster

SYNONYMS
NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 5
Winner of the Golden Bear as the best film in competition at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival

dir. Nadav lapid, Drama, Not Rated, Germany / France / Israel, English / French / Hebrew with English subtitles, 2019, 123 min.

In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on the door of the flat where he’s supposed to stay, only to discover the place is empty. While he is taking a bath there, his belongings are stolen. Yet this young Israeli, who has arrived with such great expectations, will not be dissuaded that easily. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. The necessary visits to the Israeli embassy annoy Yoav – he finds his compatriots to be a total burden – but the naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple whom he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him. Based on the real life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid’s (The Kindergarten Teacher, Policeman), Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav’s attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets.

IN MY ROOM
NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 5
Winner of the Golden Bear as the best film in competition at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival

dir. Ulrich Kohler, Sci-Fi / Drama, Not Rated, Germany, German with English titles, 2019, 119 min.

Lost in life and beset by a recent passing, Armin has nowhere to go and just as much to show for himself. Fate (or something like it) intervenes when Armin awakes one morning and discovers that seemingly all of humanity has disappeared, leaving him to his limited devices and opening the door for self-discovery — but the gift of maximum freedom bears complications.


Location 
Stonzek Theatre
709 Lake Ave.
561-296-9382
http://lakeworthplayhouse.org/indie_films.html

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