Spring foreign film festival titles announced

July 22, 2011

Monday, February 21 – French - "Micmacs"  From the director of Amélie and starring French comic sensation Dany Boon, Micmacs tells the story of Bazil who, along with a quirky gang of ragtag misfits, seeks revenge against the evil arms dealers responsible for his father’s death.

Monday, March 21 - German - "The Edge of Heaven" (Auf der anderen Seite). In Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin's 2007 film,  tragedy and loss bring a German and a Turkish family together, as they slowly discover the things they hold in common. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Bremen, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey, "The Edge of Heaven" explores notions of asylum - both political and emotional - while uncovering the shared feelings of love, loyalty and loss that define us as human.

Monday, April 18- Spanish - El Secreto de Sus Ojos 'The Secret in Their Eyes' (in Spanish with English subtitles). The film is the winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Secret of the Eyes is part cold-case mystery, part long-lost love story, and part thriller set both in the present and in 1970s Argentina during the tight control of its infamous military dictator Juan Perón. Rated R.

All films will be shown at 7:30 pm in Neumiller Lecture Hall (Bradley Hall). Admission is free and the film is open to students, faculty, and staff.

German Film evening will be held once per month -- TBA.