Foreign Film Series 2020

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is hosting a Foreign Film Series March 17-23, 2020.

Seven films will be screened in Combs Hall, Room 237 at 7:30pm. They are open to the public without charge and have English subtitles.

Following each screening there will be a reception which will include refreshments and a faculty-led discussion!

Tuesday, March 17: The Insult (Arabic)

After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

Wednesday March 18: Cinema Paradiso / Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Italian)

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema’s projectionist.

Thursday March 19: Raw / Grave (French)

An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

Friday March 20: Everybody Knows / Todos lo saben (Spanish)

A Spanish woman returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister’s wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

Saturday March 21: Nobody Knows / Dare mo shiranai (Japanese)

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

 Sunday March 22: A Cool Fish (Chinese)

While two criminals hide out at a woman’s apartment after a botched robbery, an ex-cop tries to find a missing gun.

Monday  March 23: The Suspicion / Der Verdacht (German)

Two people love each other when they know they should not. Flattery, lies and threats finally drive one to despair and one to treason.

 Plot summaries courtesy of