It was a squeaker for WHITE, WHITE DAY yesterday, putting our final film in the second round, which begins today. Last Monday, we had a tie in the first round, so today's matchup is a three-way contest of foreign films. It looks like Facebook only allows two options in its polling tool, so you'll have to comment on this thread with your choice!
Bulgaria's official entry to the Oscars, Milkos Lazarov's AGA (from Big World Pictures) is a contemplative look at life above the arctic circle, which played festivals around the globe and is a searing look at a changing world. Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfqsfIROJHs
Ina Weisse's first directorial effort in more than a decade, THE AUDITION (from Strand Releasing) stars Nina Hoss (Christian Petzold's PHOENIX and BARBARA) as a violin teacher who takes an inordinate interest in a new student. Here's a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCGuMKbrASw&t=59s
The Dardenne Brothers (TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT; THE KID WITH A BIKE; ROSETTA) are back with another challenging film. Kino Lorber's YOUNG AHMED follows a Muslim teenager in Belgium who is radicalized over his single mother's wishes and targets someone very close to him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTlhjBUikVw&t=3s
Which film would you rather see at The Dryden?