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International Film Series at Baldwin Wallace

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Hello Group!
I received an information from Dr. Hollender (Professor of German @ BW) about this year's International Film Series, one of the films is "Das Weisse Band". They are over the next 2 weekends, are free, and open to the public. I've had to edit some of the film descriptions due to lack of space here, but their websites are given below, if you would like a description of the films whose descriptions I edited out.

Spring 2011



March 18-20 & 25-27

All films contain English subtitlesand are free and open to the public in Marting Hall, Room 114

50 Seminary Street

Berea, OH 44017

Friday, March 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM:

***DAS WEISSE BAND (THE WHITE RIBBON); Director: Michael Haneke

Germany/ Austria/ France/ Italy, 2009; 144 minutes; Rated R; In German and Italian

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.


Sponsored by German Club.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 5:00 PM:

***PARIS; Director: Cédric Klapisch

France, 2007; 130 minutes; Rated R; In French

Cédric Klapisch, the beloved director of L’AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE, gathers together some of the biggest actors in French cinema for a valentine to the city of lights. While waiting for a heart transplant that could save his life, Pierre (Romain Duris) reunites with his sister (Juliette Binoche) and her lively children. This rediscovery of his family and observation of the teeming streets outside his window give Pierre hope, and a new sense of how he might spend the time still left to him. A cinematic love letter to the city that seems to hide a story behind every shop window, small alley, street market or grand apartment building, the film explores the life and love possible only in PARIS.


Sponsored by French Club

Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM:


Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM:

***MICMACS À TIRE-LARIGOT (MICMACS); Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

France, 2009; 105 minutes; Rated R; In French

First it was a mine that exploded in the middle of the Moroccan desert. Years later, it was a stray bullet that lodged in his brain... Bazil doesn't have much luck with weapons. The first made him an orphan, the second holds him on the brink of sudden, instant death. Released from the hospital after his accident, Bazil is homeless. Luckily, our inspired and gentle-natured dreamer is quickly taken in by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba's cave. The group’s talents and aspirations are as surprising as they are diverse: Remington, Calculator, Buster, Slammer, Elastic Girl, Tiny Pete and Mama Chow. Then one day, walking by two huge buildings, Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused all of his misfortune. He sets out to take revenge, with the help of his faithful gang of wacky friends. Underdogs battling heartless industrial giants, our gang relive the battle of David and Goliath, with all the imagination and fantasy of Buster Keaton...


Sponsored by French Club

Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM:

***GUI TU LIE CHE (LAST TRAIN HOME); Directed by Lixin Fan

Canada/China/UK, 2009; 85 minutes; Not Rated; In Mandarin and Sichuan

Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the world’s largest human migration—an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verité style Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan (with the producers of the award-winning hit documentary Up the Yangtze) travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Like so many of China’s rural poor, Changhua and Sugin Zhang left behind their two infant children for grueling factory jobs. Their daughter Qin—now a restless and rebellious teenager—both bitterly resents their absence and longs for her own freedom away from school, much to the utter devastation of her parents. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home’s intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower.


Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM:


Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM:

***UN HOMME QUI CRIE/ (A SCREAMING MAN); Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Chad/France/Belgium, 2010; 92 minutes; Not Rated; In French and Arabic

Friday, March 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM:

***CINCO DÍAS SIN NORA (NORA’S WILL); Directed by Mariana Chenillo

Mexico, 2008; 92 minutes; Not Rated; In Spanish and Hebrew

Sponsored by UNIDOS and Spanish Club

Friday, March 25, 2011 at 7:30 PM:


Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:30 PM:

***EL BAÑO DEL PAPA (THE POPE’S TOILET); Directed by Cesar Charlone, Enrique Fernandez

Uruguay/France/Brazil, 200; 90 minutes; Not Rated; In Spanish

Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM:

***VALS IM BACHIR (WALTZ WITH BACHIR); Directed by Ari Folman

Israel/France/Germany/USA/Finland/Swit­zerland/Belgium/Australia, 2008; 90 minutes; Rated R; In Hebrew, Arabic, German, English

One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there’s a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can’t remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images …


Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Student Alliance

Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM:


Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM:

***UN PROPHETE (A PROPHET); Directed by Jacques Audiard

France/Italy, 2009; 155 minutes; Rated R; In French, Arabic, Corsican


Sponsored by French Club

Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM:

***IO SONO L'AMORE (I AM LOVE); Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Italy, 2009; 120 minutes; Rated R; In Italian, Russian, English

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