All Films are Academy Award winning Foreign Language Films (facilitated by members of SPICE)
Wednesdays, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5 10:00 a.m.
Mustang: In this Oscar film set in a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school, and marriages start being arranged. Sharing a passion for freedom, the sisters find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Drama; Rated PG-13; Running time 97 minutes; Released in 2015; Turkish with English subtitles
La Strada: This Fellini film tells the sad story of a naïve young woman bought from her mother by a brutish strongman, who takes her with him on the road. Drama; Not rated; Running time 108 minutes; Released in 1954; Italian with English subtitles
Departures: An unemployed cellist takes on a new career performing the ceremonial “encoffination” of corpses prior to cremation. A story of love, discovery, revelation and the transcendent human spirit, “Departures” will linger in your heart and mind long after viewing. Comedy, Adventure and Drama; Rated PG-13; Running Time 130 minutes; Released in 2008; Japanese with English Subtitles
In A Better World: A doctor travels frequently between Denmark and a refugee camp in Africa. He and his wife are experiencing marital strife, and their son is bullied. When a new boy moves to town, it provides solace for father and son, until the story takes a turn for the worse. Thriller/Drama; Rated R; Running Time 119 minutes; Released in 2010; Danish with English Subtitles