Foreign Film Series – Spring 2016
February 16, 2016
The Desert Ark (Algeria/France – 1997)
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet in the Algerian desert, The Desert Ark gives viewers an inside look at the world of the Tuareg people. Myriam has been promised in an arranged marriage. When she falls in love with Amin, family honors must be satisfied.
In Arabic with English subtitles.
February 23, 2016
The Pirogue (Senegal/France – 2012)
The exodus of desperate North Africans in boats, hoping to reach Europe, is currently a front page topic, but La Pirogue shows us it is not a new phenomenon. La Pirogue focuses on thirty men aboard a small fishing boat, willing to risk the perils at sea and those that might follow.
In French and Wolof with English subtitles.
March 1, 2016
If You Don't, I Will (Canada – 2014)
Pomme (Emmanuelle Devos) and Pierre (Mathieu Almaric) have been a couple for a long time, and they annoy each other constantly. During a troubled hiking trip, Pomme decides to stay on alone in the woods, hoping to find some answers, while Pierre returns home alone, sure that Pomme will follow.
In French with English subtitles.
March 8, 2016
Amour Fou (Austria, Luxembourg – 2014)
Inspired by historical events, Amour Fou is the story of the melancholy Heinrich van Kleist, a young poet in Romantic-era Berlin, who decides the only way to escape his despair is through suicide. Looking for a woman to accompany him on this final journey, he meets and persuades Henrietta Vogel, a fan.
In German with English subtitles.
March 22, 2016
Love Me (Turkey, Ukraine – 2013)
When Cemal, an inexperienced and naïve young man from Turkey, accompanies his uncle on a business trip to Ukraine and meets Sasha at a nightclub, everything changes for them. Although language and culture divide them, an unexpectedly genuine relationship grows from this unlikely meeting.
In Turkish with English subtitles.
March 29, 2016
Second Coming (U.K. – 2014)
Second Coming follows the lives of Jackie and Mark, busy and hard-working parents whose marriage fills with tension when Jackie discovers that, although she and Mark have not been intimate for some time, she is inexplicably pregnant.
In English with captions.
April 5, 2016
Secrets of War (Netherlands – 2014)
Lambert and Tuur are best friends, living in a small Dutch village during World War II. Unaware that Lambert's father is a collaborator and Tuur's father is working with the resistance, their friendship is tested with the arrival of Maartje, a new girl in town.
In Dutch with English subtitles.
April 12, 2016
All the Mornings in the World (France – 1991)
This film combines the fervor of passionate music making and young love in 17th century France in the story of cellist Marin Marais learning at the hands of teacher/composer Sainte-Colombe. Gerard Depardieu and his son Guillaume star as a musician in different stages of life, who must choose between his devotion to his instructor, his love for this instructor's daughter, and his art.
In French with English subtitles.
April 19, 2016
To Kill a Man (Chile – 2014)
Taking justice into one's own hands is a familiar theme that crosses many cultures and languages. To Kill a Man tells the story of Jorge, a man whose peaceful life is transformed and ultimately pushed towards violence by repeated attacks against himself and his children.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
April 26, 2016
The Seventh Seal (Sweden – 1957)
Bergman's powerful allegory of man's search for meaning in life is stunningly visualized. A knight, upon return from the Crusades, plays chess with Death while the Plague ravages medieval Europe. With Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bibi Andersson.
In Swedish with English subtitles.
May 3, 2016
Wondrous Boccaccio (Italy – 2015)
Based on Boccaccio's masterpiece, ten young men and women escape to the countryside from plague-stricken 14th century Florence, where they spend their days telling stories of tragedy, greed, and love.
In Italian with English subtitles.
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