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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), the UD Library, Museums and Press; the English Department; and the Honors Program.

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International Film Series - Pain and GloryInternational Film Series - Pain and Glory2020-03-01T05:00:00Z<p>Almodovar’s latest tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love and loss in the Madrid of the 80s, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. The film explores creation: the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador desires to recount it, and in that impulse finds his salvation.</p>mVGOsrb1H6E
International Film Series - AniaraInternational Film Series - Aniara2020-03-08T05:00:00Z<p>In this adaptation of Nobel Laureate Harry Martinson’s 1956 poem, the human race begins to leave a dying Earth for a new home on Mars. One of the departing vessels, Aniara, runs through a field of space wreckage shortly after takeoff and is damaged beyond repair. With Aniara knocked off-course and drifting aimlessly, the crew and passengers alike must wrestle with the reality of their fate. Crew member MR (Emelie Jonsson) operates a sentient computer that allows humans to experience idyllic memories of their lives on Earth. As the ship drifts further into space, the passengers begin to lose hope and sanity amid the growing sense of disaster. Pressure builds on MR as she is the only one who can keep the burgeoning insanity and lethal depression at bay.</p>3MIlE9R00ik
International Film Series - Black ’47International Film Series - Black ’472020-03-15T04:00:00Z<p>One man’s ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this revenge thriller. In 1847, a battle-hardened soldier deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine. When he discovers that his mother has died of starvation and his brother has been hanged by the British, something snaps, sending him on a relentless quest to get even with the powers-that-be who have wronged both his family and his country. There is only one man who can stop his bloody crusade: a disgraced British army veteran whose own loyalties may be more complex than they appear.</p>2pSGZt-mhSY
International Film Series - SibelInternational Film Series - Sibel2020-03-22T04:00:00Z<p>​25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey's Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area. Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be prowling in the neighbouring forest, sparking off fears and fantasies among the village women. There she crosses path with a fugitive. Injured, threatening and vulnerable, he is the first one to take a fresh look at her.<br></p>rjGVeYXy5vQ
International Film Series - AgaInternational Film Series - Aga2020-04-12T04:00:00Z<p>In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth.</p><p>Nanook and Sedna's traditional way of life slowly but inevitably starts to change. Hunting becomes more difficult, the animals around them inexplicably die, and the ice melts earlier every year. Chena, who visits them regularly, is their only connection to the outside world – and to their daughter Ága, who left the icy tundra long ago due to a family feud. When Sedna's health deteriorates, Nanook decides to fulfil her wish. He embarks on a long journey to find Ága.</p>zdD17TV2-84
International Film Series - By the Grace of GodInternational Film Series - By the Grace of God2020-04-19T04:00:00Z<p>Francois Ozon's gripping drama follows three former childhood friends who band together to dismantle the code of silence that continues to protect a priest who abused them decades ago. Based on events surrounding the 2019 conviction of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon for concealing the conduct of Father Bernard Preynat, <em>By the Grace of God</em> compassionately illustrates the varying effects of trauma on survivors and their families in this urgent portrait of resistance, the power of mobilization, and the mysteries of faith</p>qFXLmhbJfXw
International Film Series - Corpus ChristiInternational Film Series - Corpus Christi2020-04-26T04:00:00Z<p>20-year-old Daniel is released from prison and sent to a remote village as a manual laborer. Over the course of his incarceration he found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy, but his past makes him ineligible. Upon arriving in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. His passion and charisma inspire the community, but his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk – even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn't revealed in the confessional booth.</p>cFFvje2A2vE
International Film Series - Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the TurtlesInternational Film Series - Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles2020-05-03T04:00:00Z<p>Paris, 1930. Sculptor Ramón Acín wins the lottery and devotes the winnings to funding Luis Buñuel’s next film. The two friends journey to the remote mountains of their native Spain to film the documentary <em>Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread</em>. Driven by mad artistic impulse and haunted by childhood memories, Buñuel must confront the specter of mortality looming over the lives of his subjects – and himself. In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master filmmaker, this animated feature tells the true story behind a fascinating episode in cinematic history, utilizing sensitive performances as well as excerpts from Buñuel’s filmography to present a portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose.</p>KWm5exhStVs

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