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International Lens, a film series with a global perspective, uses film screenings as a forum to promote conversation among Vanderbilt’s diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. International Lens strives to transcend geographic, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and political boundaries by facilitating conversation and greater cross-cultural understanding through cinema. The series is a partnership among the Office of the Dean of students and academic departments, centers, and programs.

Admission is FREE.

All films are open to the public. All films in Sarrett Cinema at 7:30 p.m, unless otherwise noted.

For parking maps and additional information visit www.vanderbilt.edu/internationallens or call 322-6400.

Time of the Gypsies
Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30pm
Presented by: Tatiana Filimonova, Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian

UK, Italy, Yugoslavia (1988) Dir. Emir Kusturica. Two-time Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica directs the first in history feature-length film about Roma whose dialogue is largely Romani. This coming-of-age portrait follows a Yugoslavian Gypsy whose telekinetic powers become the vehicle for a prosperous career as an outlaw in Milan. The soundtrack by the renowned composer and musician Goran Bregovic features melodious and fiery Balkan Gypsy tunes. Breathtaking beauty mixes with magical realism and scabrous satire. Michael Brooke. 

Romani, Serbo-Croat, and Italian with English subtitles. 136 mins. VHS.