Foreign Film Series 2021

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is hosting a virtual Foreign Film Series March 22-31, 2021. This year we will be celebrating Women’s History Month with our films.

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Monday, March 22: The Feeling of Being Watched (Arabic)
When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on the community.

Tuesday, March 23: Mountain May Depart (Chinese)
The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Wednesday, March 24: Girlhood (French)
A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.

Thursday, March 25: Barbara (German)
A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Monday, March 29: Human Capital (Italian)
The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, March 30: Tampopo (Japanese)
A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Wednesday, March 31: El aula vacía (Spanish)
Golden Globe winner Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Neruda) gathered 11 award-winning filmmakers to explore the educational crisis in Latin America, where nearly half of all young people never finish high school. Winner of the UNICEF Childhood and Adolescence Award, this is a captivating anthology of short films, both narrative and documentary.

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