PVCC Film Festival Presents: Mystery and Suspense

Wednesday, February 1st @ 6:30pm. Free Admission.
The Silence (Germany, NR; 115 min.)

A young girl is brutally murdered in a wheat field on a hot summer day in 1986. The killer is never found. 23 years later, a 13-year-old girl disappears in similar circumstances, leading the police to suspect the same killer may be at work. As the retired investigator of the earlier case joins a widowed young detective to delve into the mystery of the parallel crimes, the parents of the missing girl, the mother of the original victim, and an accomplice to the 1986 killing all have their worlds begin to crumble as they are drawn deeper into a web of guilt, despair and uncertainty. Luminously shot and commandingly directed by Baran bo Odar, The Silence is a startling, cinematic and utterly mesmerizing thriller.

Wednesday, February 15th @ 6:30pm. Free Admission.
About Elly (Iran, NR; 115 min.)

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her follow travelers.

Wednesday, March 1st @ 6:30pm. Free Admission.
Headhunters (Norway, R; 98 min.)

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Wednesday, March 22nd @ 6:30pm. Free Admission.
The Orphanage (Spain, R; 100 min.)

Guillermo Del Toro, director of the Oscar-winning Pan's Labyrinth, produces director Juan Antonio Bayona's gothic frightener about a long-abandoned orphanage with a particularly troubling past.