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Foreign Film Screenings

Foreign Film Screenings

Watch a foreign film during International Week! All films have English subtitles. Free and open to everyone! Films for 2016 have not been selected yet, but check out the great films from 2015 below!

Host: Arts & Humanities (Department of Modern Languages)

Italian Film Screening: L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo
Date: Monday, November 16, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Arts & Humanities 3B15

Description:  A notorious serial killer stalks the streets of Rome. After witnessing the attempted murder of one woman's life, Sam Dalmas, an American writer, starts to investigate the case. The clues he finds leads him to only one possible suspect.

German Film Screening: Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa)
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Arts & Humanities 1B02

Description: Tells the story of the life in Kenya of a German-Jewish family that emigrated there in 1938 to escape persecution in Nazi Germany. 

Spanish Film Screening: Como agua para el chocolate
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Health Sciences Building 11

Description:  Follows the story of a young girl named Tita who pines her entire life to marry her lover, Pedro, but is forbidden by her mother in order to uphold the family tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the day she dies. A diffident girl inhibited by tradition, Tita soon discovers that she has a magical power to express her passions through the art of cooking.

Arabic Film Screening: Where do we go now?
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Arts & Humanities Building 3B02

Description: Tells the story of a remote, isolated unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The community lives in peace, but it is surrounded by a mine field and only reachable by a small bridge. When a civil war threatens to spill over into the community, the women of the village conspire to keep their men ignorant of the sectrarian violence. 

Japanese Film Screening: Tug of War!
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Arts & Humanities 1R40

Description: The city of Oita has was won the tug-of-war world championship three times. To promote the city of Oita, the mayor instructs Chiaki Nishikawa, a ordinary employee and tug-of-war enthusiast, to form a female tug-of-war team to take on the nation's top competitors! The screening is brought to you by the Film Studies department, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Japan Foundation in Toronto, the Consulate General of Japan, and the Japanese Students Association.