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Friday February 28
The Selfish Giant - VIFF Vancity Theatre, 6:30 pm
Wednesday February 12, 2014
At Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (map)
The Foster Boy – Vancouver Premiere
7:15 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)
Directed by: Markus Imboden
Language: Swiss German with English Subtitles
Runtime: 103 minutes
PANEL DISCUSSION following the screening!
Bavarian Film Awards 2013
Won: Bavarian Film Award Best Young Actress (Darstellernachwuchspreis) Lisa Brand
Swiss Film Prize 2012
Won: Swiss Film Prize Best Actor (Bester Darsteller) Max Hubacher
Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Bester Nebendarsteller/Beste Nebendarstellerin) Stefan Kurt
Swiss Film Prize Best Film (Bester Spielfilm) Markus Imboden
Best Actress (Beste Darstellerin) Lisa Brand
Best Screenplay (Bestes Drehbuch) Plinio Bachmann
Best Music (Beste Filmmusik) Benedikt Jeger
Markus Imboden’s “The Foster Boy” (Der Verdingbub) is the most successful Swiss film in the last five years.
As harrowing as it is beautiful, this poignant drama is Switzerland’s biggest domestic box office hit to date. Set in the 1950′s, it tells the story of an orphan boy named Max who is sent to a foster home when his mother dies, and soon after contracted out to work on a farm. But instead of finding affection and acceptance from the Bosiger family, they treat him as little more than an animal. For Max, playing the accordion is the one thing that is entirely his. It gives him the courage and self-esteem he needs to survive. He also values his friendship with Berteli, another orphan working on the farm. At school the two children learn about Argentina, a country of meat and accordions. It becomes their fantasy land of promise and hope.
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About Aunt Leah’s Place
Aunt Leah’s Place is a registered charity that has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future for over twenty years. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to self-sufficiency, we provide supported housing, job training and coaching on essential life skills.
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street (map)
Vancouver, V6B 1G8