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Monday Night Film Series presents, Puzzle -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Sep 18, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The Monday Night Film Series will present 'Puzzle' on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 102.

Producer Marc Turtletaub (Loving; Little Miss Sunshine) makes his directorial debut with 'Puzzle,' a gently humanist story of an unassuming housewife who comes to recognize her unspoken hopes and dreams through the unlikely avenue of competitive jigsaw-puzzling.

Agnes (Kelly Macdonald, Goodbye Christopher Robin; Anna Karenina) lives a quiet, monotonous life waiting hand-and-foot on her husband, Louie (David Denman, Logan Lucky; Men, Women and Children), and her two adult sons. After an evening of birthday celebrations, she cleans, cooks, and prepares the house for what turns out to be her own party and she notices a gift that strikes her interest: a jigsaw puzzle of a world map. Finishing the puzzle in record time, Agnes soon finds herself answering a 'partner wanted' advertisement from puzzle champion

Robert (Lunchbox star Irrfan Khan). As Agnes learns more about her gift at assembling the increasingly difficult puzzles Robert challenges her with, she also begins to give voice to her long-dormant desires.

An adaptation of the 2009 Berlin Film Festival breakout hit of the same name from Argentina, 'Puzzle' provides a sweet-natured glimpse into the complex interiority of what appears to be an entirely unremarkable life. Macdonald delivers a striking performance as Agnes, hinting at a deep longing for expression hidden beneath a lifetime of restraint. 'Puzzle' asks us to consider what we might discover about ourselves if we allow that first spark of curiosity to ignite passion, courage, and a little stubborn determination.

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley Hall, 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com - http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/exhibition/monday-night-film-series

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

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Contact: Tony Merzetti

Email Address: tmerzett@unb.ca