Foreign Film Series 2023

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is hosting our Foreign Film Series starting on March 8, 2023.

All screenings will have English subtitles and begin at 7:30pm in Dodd Auditorium (inside George Washington Hall).

Our series will be showcasing stories of women around the world honoring Women’s History Month 2023: Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

March 8, 2023 – The Portrait of a Lady on Fire (French)
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.




March 13, 2023 – The People’s Girls (Arabic)
Two women battle the newest epidemic in Egypt, sexual harassment. Society stands in their way. Will they succeed?




March 15, 2023 – Picture Bride (Japanese)
Riyo marries a man more than twice her age. She is devastated and labors in the sugar cane field. At the end she is able to love her husband.




March 20, 2023 – Amador (Spanish)
A drama centered on a young woman who takes a summer job caring for a bed-ridden older man, and the intimate secrets they begin to share with one another.




March 22, 2023 – Vincere (Italian)
The story of Mussolini’s secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.




March 27, 2023 – The Golden Era (Chinese)
The life story of Xiao Hong, one of China’s most famous essayists and novelists, who reflected the progressive thinking not frequently seen during the 1930.




March 29, 2023 – Barbara (German)
A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Film synopsis courtesy of