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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).
2013 Lebanese and French film, in Arabic and Hebrew, 102 minutes
Based on a best-selling novel by Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra, The Attack tells the story of Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now), a Palestinian surgeon fully assimilated into Israeli society. Amin’s picture-perfect life is turned upside down after a suicide bombing claims the life of his wife – who may, he is shocked to learn, have been the bomber. View trailer
2013 American film, in English, 91 minutes
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new documentary, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who shaped popular music and a reflection on the sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. View trailer
2012 Saudi Arabian film, in Arabic, 98 minutes
The first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl determined to raise enough money to buy a forbidden bike. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, director Haifaa Al Mansour – Saudi’s first female director – has broken many barriers with this sweet but spirited tale of cultural change. View trailer
2010 Turkish film, in Turkish, 112 minutes
Two special agents, Aziz and Lemi, are tasked by the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire with delivering a diamond as a gift to the American President. This Turkish romp through the Wild West is sponsored by the Office for International Students and Scholars. View trailer
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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