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The Past

Wednesday, October 15 Presented by: Esfandiar Zafar, Chief Operating Officer of Information Technology Services France, Italy (2013) Dir: Asghar Farhadi. The director of the acclaimed film A Separation continues his penetrating examination of deteriorating relationships. An Iranian man reunites with his estranged wife in Paris to finalize their divorce, which is soon complicated by a...... KEEP READING

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Otelo Burning

Tuesday, October 14 Presented by: VU African Student Union South Africa (2011) Dir: Sara Blecher. Set in 1989, three Zulu boys escape their harsh township lives through the joy of surfing. Otelo discovers a natural talent, finding freedom on the waves. But in the turmoil of a country on the cusp of change, he is...... KEEP READING

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Yi Yi

Tuesday, October 7 Presented by: Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association Taiwan, Japan (2000) Dir: Edward Yang. The extraordinary, internationally embraced Yi Yi, directed by the late Taiwanese master Edward Yang, follows a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of one year. Yang deftly imbues every gorgeous frame with compassionate clarity. Warm, sprawling, and dazzling, this...... KEEP READING

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The Best Things in the World

Wednesday, October 1 Presented by: Marcio Bahia, Assistant Professor of Portuguese Brazil (2010) Dir: Lais Bodansky. The coming of age story of one month in the lives of Hermano and Pedro, two brothers who find out their parents are getting a divorce because their father is gay. With all the challenges in the process of...... KEEP READING

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The Great Beauty

Tuesday, September 30 Presented by: Andrea Mirabile, Associate Professor of Italian Italy, France (2013) A journalist has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. When his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, he finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on...... KEEP READING

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Still Life

Wednesday, September 24 Presented by: Jennifer Fay, Associate Professor of Film and English and Director, Program in Cinema & Media Arts and Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and Cinema & Media Arts China, Hong Kong (2006) Dir: Zhangke Jia. This haunting minimalist drama takes as its focal point the real-life construction of...... KEEP READING

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Tuesday, September 23 Presented by: Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of History, Asian Studies and Islamic Studies India (1995) Dir: Aditya Chopra. A young man and woman, both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain, fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl’s traditional father takes her back to India to...... KEEP READING

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Open Your Eyes

Thursday, September 18 Presented by: Haerin Shin, Assistant Professor of English Spain, France, Italy (1997) Dir: Alejandro Amenabar. The line between dreams and reality become increasingly blurred after a womanizing playboy is disfigured by a jilted lover in a purposeful car accident. Peeling away at the layers of his subconscious, César begins to realize that...... KEEP READING

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A Touch of Sin

Wednesday, September 17 Presented by: Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and Cinema & Media Arts; and Nick Kline, A&S Class of 2016 China (2013) Dir: Zhangke Jia. This daring and poetic film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces of present-day China, who are driven to violent ends. Based loosely...... KEEP READING

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Platform

Wednesday, September 10 Presented by: Jennifer Fay, Associate Professor of Film and English and Director, Program in Cinema & Media Arts; and Tom McGrath, A&S Class of 2016 Hong Kong, China, Japan, France (2000) Dir: Zhangke Jia. A group of amateur theatre troupe performers’ fate mirrors the general population in China as massive socio-economic changes...... KEEP READING

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