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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).
2015 German film, 138 minutes, in German
A young woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals dangerous complications. According to Brian Tallerico (in RogerEbert.com), Victoria "is a breathtaking technical accomplishment. It's right there in the tagline -- 'One City. One Night. One Take.'... It is literally one take, and it takes place all over Berlin, at night, even developing into an intense action movie." The best thing about Victoria is the lead performance from the mesmerizing Laia Costa as the title character. She holds the camera from first frame to last as director Schipper doesn't leave her perspective on what will surely be one of the most unforgettable nights of this young woman's life.
2015 French film, 115 minutes, in Tamil, French and English
Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers -- a woman and a little girl -- hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the "family" moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his "wife" and "daughter," but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior's instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.
2015 Canadian film, 103 minutes, in French
Simone Beaulieu, better known as Mother Augustine, runs a convent school for girls in the 1960s. She has turned the little convent into a musical treasure where the students have won every prestigious music competition in the region. When her talented but rebellious niece joins the convent and the government threatens to shut down the school in favor of public education, her world is suddenly turned upside down. This Canadian film was voted audience favorite at last year’s Rehoboth Beach Film Festival.
2014 French film, 101 minutes, in French, Arabic, and Spanish
As the Algerian War for Independence begins, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee together across the Atlas Mountains. In the midst of an icy winter, Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Pursued by horsemen seeking summary justice and vengeful settlers, the two men decide to confront the unknown. Together they fight to gain their freedom.
2016 Chinese film, 94 minutes, in Mandarin
The Mermaid is a 2016 Chinese-Hong Kong science fantasy romantic comedy film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Stephen Chow. The film tells the story of a playboy businessman who falls in love with a mermaid who was sent to assassinate him. When released in China, it broke numerous box office records such as the biggest opening day and the biggest single day gross through its seventh day of release. After having the biggest opening week of all time, it quickly became the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time.
2015 French film, 88 minutes, in French, Russian, and German
Francofonia, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov, is an urgent meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris during World War II. Applying his uniquely personal vision, Sokurov paints a fascinating portrait of two real-life characters: the Louvre’s wartime director, Jacques Jaujard, and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich, the Nazis’ emissary to the great museum. The movie is a battle of wits between these remarkable art professionals -- enemies, then collaborators -- whose unlikely alliance becomes the driving force behind the preservation of one of the world’s great artistic treasure troves.
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