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International Cinema Series 2013-14

All movies will be screened at 7:00 PM in Neff Lecture Hall (Von Liebig 1098).
A moderated discussion will immediately follow each screening.

Tuesday, September 10: Monsieur Lazhar
An unconventional substitute teacher and his students learn from each other in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy in a Montreal public school. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film in 2012. In French with English subtitles.

Tuesday, October 15: A Simple Life
A successful movie producer in Hong Kong must care for a woman who has devoted her life to looking after him after she suffers a severe stroke. “Here is a film with the clarity of fresh stream water, flowing without turmoil to shared destiny” (Roger Ebert). In Chinese with English subtitles.

Tuesday, November 12: Elena
Elena is a gripping and stylish thriller. With a masterfully constructed plot and music by Philip Glass, Elena offers a suspense-filled exploration of crime, punishment, and human nature. In Russian with English Subtitles.

Tuesday, February 11: Hannah Arendt
A brilliant new biopic of the inimitable German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who introduced the world to the controversial concept of “the banality of evil.” In German with English subtitles.

Tuesday, March 4: A Separation
The Academy Award winner for Best Foreign-Language Film in 2012. A married couple is faced with the difficult decision: to stay in Iran and look after a parent with Alzheimer’s disease, or move to another country to improve the life of their children. In Persian with English subtitles.

Tuesday, April 1: No
An ad executive, brilliantly portrayed by Gael Garcia Bernal, comes up with a campaign to defeat Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1988 referendum. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film in 2013. In Spanish with English subtitles.