Foreign Film Series 2024

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is hosting our Foreign Film Series starting on March 11, 2024.

This year we will feature International Comedies: Translating Humor.

All screenings will have English subtitles and begin at 7:30pm in Combs Hall, Room 237.

 March 11: Le chef (French)
A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant’s new CEO, who wants the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.



March 12: The Cousin (Arabic)

A comedy about a family man and his foreign worker who is facing unbased accusations.




March 13:  Dead Pigs (Chinese)
A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernizing Shanghai.



March 14:  The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (Italian)

Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It’s focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora.



March 18 : Kebab Connection (German)
Ibo, a young Turkish-German man, dreams of filming a kung-fu movie. When his girlfriend announces that she is pregnant, he must find a way to juggle his dream and new familial responsibilities.



March 19: I Wish (Japanese)
Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents’ divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.



March 20: The Film Critic (Spanish)
A prestigious film critic who has lost faith in the art form sparks with a young woman whose tastes run opposite of his.

Film synopsis courtesy of