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105 minutes

Anthology, Drama
Commissioned by Grolsch Beer, this anthology film collects three shorts about the title concept, which most of the artists interpret simply as "time." Harmony Korine (Trash Humpers) directed "The Lotus Community Workshop," whose star attraction is Val Kilmer delivering a loopy motivational speech to a crowd of middle-American losers in a bowling alley. Aleksei Fedorchenko (Silent Souls) directed "Chronoeye," about an esteemed Russian mathematician who's trying to invent a time machine, and the free-spirited woman in the apartment overhead who keeps distracting him with her dance routine. The sole knockout, however, comes from the filmmaker with the shortest track record: Jan Kwiecinski, a native of Warsaw and a recent graduate of the London Film School. His apocalyptic drama "Fawns" follows four young pals as they romp around an evacuated town, a civil defense siren rising and falling in the distance and news broadcasts warning of a cataclysmic flood. Nothing drives home the idea of time more powerfully than watching it run out. In English and subtitled Russian and Polish.

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