Foreign Film Series – Spring 2015

March 31, 2015
In the Name Of
(Poland – 2012)

Still from the film: In the Name Of

Father Adam heads a residential hostel for delinquent teens in the Polish countryside. The daily routine consists of manual labor and evening football matches. Adam forms a relationship with a local young man and struggles to reconcile his faith, responsibilities, and sexuality.

In Polish with English subtitles.
Director: Małgośka Szumowska, 102 minutes


April 7, 2015
The Iran Job
(Canada – 2012)

Still from the film: The Iran Job

When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a one year job to play for A.S. Shiraz, Iran's super league team, his expectations are not high. But his unlikely friendship with three Iranian women gives him an insight into Iranian life that introduces him to their rich and complex culture.

In English and Persian with English subtitles.
Director: Till Schauder, 90 minutes


April 14, 2015
The Road Home
(China – 1999)

Still from the film: The Road Home

Renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou tells a romantic story within a story in The Road Home. As a son helps his mother arrange for the funeral of his father in the traditional Chinese manner, the story of his parents' meeting and courtship emerges and the son learns that his parents married for love.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Director: Yimou Zhang, 89 minutes


April 21, 2015
(France – 2002)

Still from the film: Amen

Based on historical records, Amen reflects on the horrors of WWII through the story of Kurt Gerstein, who helped to develop the Zyklon B gas. Gerstein becomes aware of how his invention is being used and he reaches out to the Catholic Church for help, hoping that the Pope and others can intervene to stop the slaughter of the Jews.

In English and French with English subtitles.
Director: Constantin Costa-Gavras, 132 minutes


April 28, 2015
(Canada – 2013)

Still from the film: Salvo

A ruthless Sicilian hit man finds his humanity when he confronts young Rita, a blind young woman who has witnessed the killing of her brother. As Salvo decides whether to spare her life, both their lives are irrevocably changed.

In Italian with English subtitles.
Director: Fabio Grassadonia, 104 minutes


May 5, 2015
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
(Taiwan – 2013)

Still from the film: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Weichung, married and a father, is confronted with his own confused sexual identity when his wife wants to have a second baby. He meets an old friend who is living the freer life of a single gay man and flirts with the prospect of another way of life.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Director: Arvin Chen, 106 minutes


May 12, 2015 (rescheduled from February 17)
(UK – 2012)

Still from the film: Marley

This biography of Bob Marley combines a wealth of previously unseen film and video footage. Using a chronological timeline, it first introduces the viewer to the rural landscape of Jamaica that shaped Marley's childhood – and follows him through stadium concerts to the important cultural icon he became. It is notable that all members of Marley's scattered family agreed to the film and granted rights to use his music.

In English.
Director: Kevin MacDonald, 144 minutes



The Foreign Film Series is sponsored by:

  • Wilkens Library
  • Department of Arts and Communication
  • Department of Language and Literature

For more information call Cindy Pavlos: 508.362.2131 x4453.

Individuals requiring auxiliary needs or services to access this event may contact the O'Neill Center for Disability Services, 508.362.2131 x4337.


Time: Tuesdays at 3:30pm

Location: Lecture Hall A – Science Building

FREE and open to all!