Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, September 21, 2012 – Sunday, September 30, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

(Argentina/Spain/2011—directed by Sebastián Borensztein)

A surprise international hit, the gently disarming Chinese Take-Away (Un cuento chino), set in Buenos Aires, is the engaging tale of a solitary, repressed hardware store owner (Ricardo Darin of The Secret in Their Eyes) who befriends a Chinese immigrant – a young man whose romance recently and abruptly ended on an idyllic Chinese river in a method unique in movie history. Though these two men seem to have nothing in common – they can’t even speak the same language – they manage to form an unlikely bond that at first suggests the ingredients of a predictable culture-clash comedy, yet is anything but. Argentine director Sebastián Borensztein’s movie is a discovery of the most rewarding kind: one that gets more nuanced and surprising as it goes along, and which stirs ripples of pleasure in the mind weeks after seeing it. Best Picture Award, Houston International Film Festival; Goya Prize (Spain), Best Latin American Film. In Spanish with English subtitles. (90 min.)

"Four stars out of four! It is hardly possible to suggest how involving this story becomes." –Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The DFT’s Crystal Gallery Café will be closed during September and the first two weeks of October due to glass and metalwork restoration of the café’s three monumental windows. Please excuse our dust while we complete this exciting project, the finished work will help to preserve the historic ironwork window frames of Samuel Yellin, and give visitors a beautiful view of the night sky and midtown museum campus along John R. During construction, beverages and light snacks will be continue to served on the ground floor in the central Loggia space near the theater entrance.


Friday, September 21 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 22 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 PM
Friday, September 28 at 9:30 PM
Saturday, September 29 at 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 30 at 4:30 PM