SPECIAL Presentations: As one aspect of MNM's support for the community, we will be showing short animated films made by Sheridan students in the Computer Animation Program before the main feature.
You can watch the videos again by clicking on the links on the Sheridan page of this site.
I am originally from China. After I got my bachelor’s degree in engineering in 2005, I emigrated to South Africa. I studied Digital Arts at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and then worked as a 2D animator and instructor at NEMISA (National Electric Media Institute of South Africa).
I landed in Canada as a new immigrant in 2012. I applied to the Computer Animation program at Sheridan College and finished my studies in 2013.
"The Last Key" is my graduation film. This short film won "Arc Production’s Best Use of the Animation Medium Award 2013", receiving over 300,000 views on-line.
Note: We hope to have Di Wang in the theatre to introduce his film.
March 17 FEATURE: Great Beauty
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Cast:: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli
Language: Italian (English subtitles)
Concentrating on world-weary journalist Jep Gambardella as his cipher and muse, Sorrentino scrapes away the veneer of this character to explore his disappointments, not just as a failed novelist who never married and has no children, but also as a man who has surrendered to cynicism. Whilst remembering moments of purity in his past, he also admits to the compromises he has made and the emptiness that surrounds him.
Compulsive partying, shallow conversations, and casual sex keep the void at bay, but Jep is too sensitive to his plight to enjoy these diversions without self-awareness. As Sorrentino's camera moves through a nocturnal Rome, after the parties and the conversations are over, it settles on the timeless beauty of the city's monuments and statues, which act as wordless reminders of a different kind of past. The Great Beauty is a grand indictment of a man, and a society, that has lost its way. Toni Servillo, as always, dazzles in the lead role, serving Sorrentino's grandly ambitious vision perfectly.