Friday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Declaration of War (2011) Starring Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm and César Desseix; Not Rated; 100 minutes; In French with English subtitles.
This exuberant and deeply moving film follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront this ordeal together as a form of warfare. Donzelli infuses the story with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music and heartbreaking performances that results in a film about a contemporary couple who surprises even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life of their child but for each other.
"The subject matter is as serious as can be, yet the style is vibrant, energetic and engaging -- often tense, but without a trace of woe-is-me." -- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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