At only 11 years, Jim is a gifted boy passionate about space and science. Arriving in a new town with his dad, Jim has to participate in a science competition with his new classmate Emma, a sensitive and discreet girl. Despite her reluctance, Jim convinces her to imitate Kittinger’s ‘Excelsior’ project (first man to reach the frontier of space in 1960) and to secretly build a real air balloon. This calling comes from his father, Graham, an astrophysicist who was supposed to carry out a space mission, but had to abandon the project due to the passing of Jim’s mother. The space mission has become very important to Jim since his mother’s death. But when he discovers that Graham has given up without telling him, his world falls apart. The competition turns into an obsession and Jim wants to prove that unlike his father, he’s is not a quitter! Jim pushes Emma to her limits and drags her into a dangerous adventure which, only if successful, is going to bring them closer together.
The Story of My Wife A feleségem története
Monday, 08. 08. 2022 / 17:30 / Main Hall
Director Ildikó Enyedi (My 20th Century, On Body and Soul) tells a love story through the eyes of a man desperate to understand his wife, a mysterious French woman played by Léa Seydoux. A modern variation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship doomed to eternally sail the seven seas.
Lux Æterna Lux Æterna
Monday, 08. 08. 2022 / 21:00 / Main Hall
The incorrigible provocateur Gaspar Noé (Irreversible, Enter the Void, Vortex) delivers an experimental, hypnotic essay about beliefs, the actor’s craft, and the art of filmmaking. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Béatrice Dalle.