Detroit Film Theatre


NORA'S WILL

Friday, July 30, 2010 – Sunday, August 08, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

(Mexico/2009—directed by Mariana Chenillo)
 
It may not sound like a perfect premise for a comedy, but don’t let that fool you: the complications created by Nora’s successful suicide attempt – just before her family assembles for a magnificent Passover feast – sets in motion a series of unexpectedly funny, bittersweet revelations that mine a rich vein of humor from the most surprising situations. The debut feature from Mexican writer and director Mariana Chenillo is a witty, cannily crafted tug-of-war between Jewish customs, human nature, and undying love, with a mysterious, long-forgotten photograph as the catalyst for it all. Winner of seven Ariel Awards (Mexico’s Oscar®), including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. In Spanish with English subtitles. (92 min.)
 
“Warm and entertaining! Every character is lovingly and hilariously delineated.” –Jay Weissberg, Variety
 
Friday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 1 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Friday, August 6 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 7 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 8 at 4:30 p.m. 
 
 
DFT 101: Cinema Mexicano In honor of this year’s bicentennial commemoration of the founding of the Republic of Mexico, the DFT is proud to present a selection of films in celebration of Mexico’s rich cinematic history. Classics by directors such as Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez, Fernando de Fuentes and Luis Buñuel will be presented with special introductions on selected Saturdays at 4:00 pm. Cinema Mexicano Saturday matinees are free with museum admission.