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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. Films are shown in 35mm prints except as indicated. 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).
2012 German film, in German, 110 minutes
Based on Marlen Haushofer's feminist classic, The Wall is a highly original exploration of the experience of solitude and survival set in a spectacularly beautiful Austrian mountain landscape. Martina Gedeck, the brilliant interpreter of the Oscar-winning The Lives Of Others, brings a rare and vivid intensity to her role as the unnamed lead character in this contemporary female Robinson Crusoe tale. View trailer
2013 Laotian and Australian film, in Lao, 96 minutes
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy plans to prove he’s not cursed by competing in the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. This crowd-pleasing tale melds “history's dark undertow and a child's indefatigable optimism.” View trailer
2013 Cuban and American film, in Spanish and English, 90 minutes
Lucy Mulloy’s striking debut tells the story of three teenagers living in Havana, a once-thriving city gone almost wholly to seed, with sex for sale on every corner. When young Raul is accused of assault, he decides to attempt a dangerous escape to the United States. View trailer
2011 Chilean film, in Spanish, 110 minutes
Loosely based on Ángel Parra's memoirs of his mother Violeta Parra, the film offers a multi-faceted and lyrical portrayal of an influential figure in world music and a complex icon of Chile's history. Violeta Parra's revival of Chilean traditional music galvanized a socially and politically committed pan-Latin American folk music movement, the "nueva canción," and became a reference for other Latin American artists committed to their national legacies. Sponsored by the Office for International Students and Scholars. View trailer
2012 French film in French, 95 minutes
Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. This charming film is a must for foodies. View trailer
2013 American and Guatemalan film, in English and Spanish, 71 minutes
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. La Camioneta follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live. View trailer
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