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All screenings are held on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the Trabant University Center Theater. Admission is FREE and open to the public. All foreign-language films have subtitles.
The International Film Series is made possible by the generous support of the UD Faculty Senate Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events (CAPE).
Click here for the one-page flier showing the full-schedule for this semester.
2014 Argentine-Spanish film, 122 minutes, in Spanish
Wild Tales is a 2014 Argentine-Spanish black comedy which was voted Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards. Directed by Damián Szifron, the film puts together six different stories that all have revenge as their common theme.
2014 French-German-Swiss film, 123 minutes, in French, German, and English
This moving 2014 drama about age, love and creativity set in the beautiful French Alps features stand-out performances by Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart. A famous actress is asked to perform in a revival of the play that launched her career. Parallels are drawn between the play and the close relationship the actress has with her young assistant. When a young Hollywood starlet joins the cast, the actress finds herself face to face with an unsettling reflection of herself. Directed by Olivier Assayas.
2014 Irish film, 102 minutes, in English
Featuring the great Brendan Gleeson in the lead role, Calvary examines the condition of faith in an Irish village where faith seems lost and where violence is never far away. A profound and sobering examination of the human condition.
2014 American film, 101 minutes, in Persian
Directed by British born Iranian Ana Lily Amirpour, A Girl Walks Alone at Night has been described as a “sly, slinky vampire romance set in an imaginary Iranian underworld.” In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. A stylish mash-up of genres and influences.
2014 French-Mauritanian film, 97 minutes, in French, Arabic Tamasheq, and Bambara
This much awarded 2014 French Mauritanian film presents Timbuktu during the time when it was occupied by Islamic extremists. Following the fate of a family as well as a way of life, it has been described as a wrenching tragic fable full of life, irony, poetry and bitter unfairness and a formidable statement of resistance.
2014 Russian film, 140 minutes, in Russian
A man living in a small fishing town in northern Russia is forced to deal with a corrupt mayor who wants to take away his land. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev (who also directed The Return), powerful images set the scene for an intense human struggle in Putin’s Russia.
2014 Hungarian-German-Swedish film, 121 minutes, in Hungarian
This 2014 Hungarian film is a powerful parable about humans and animals. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed “unfit” by the state, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved, and so-called “unfit” dogs rise up under a new leader.
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