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Country: SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM
Run Time: 90 minutes
In the summer of 1976, sweltering heat plagues rural Romandy, Switzerland, where 13-year-old Gus lives on his family farm. While his father desperately awaits a delivery of water from the army, Gus begrudgingly helps dispose of the family’s dead chickens— the remains of their primary source of income—and wrangles the old horse, Bagatelle. To let off steam, Gus rides his bike into town to take a peek at nudie magazines, but he cannot avoid the stench of death surrounding him and his family. When seemingly carefree Cécile, a new friend of Gus’s mother, arrives, she brings life to their family dinners, sharing anecdotes about seeing a film called “Jaws” and catching the only European performance by the band, The Ramones. But not everyone in the family is as smitten with Cécile as Gus’s mom. In this searing family drama and coming-of-age film by director Delphine Lehericey, literal and metaphorical decay lurks BEYOND THE HORIZON. (In French with subtitles) — E.B.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8:10 PM ET
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:35 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
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