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Foreign Film Series at Central Library

Posted on 9/19/2013 by Rob Norwood

Foreign Film Series at Central Library

The world of cinema is coming to the Central Library Auditorium. Please come and join us on four Monday nights in October, and experience the cinema of Belgium, Taiwan and Germany with these diverse films. And as always, the movies are free and open to the public.

October 7, at 7 pm. From Belgium. A poor young woman living in a trailer park with her alcoholic mother is desperate for a normal life. 1999. Rated R. “Unflinching in its realism.” - Dennis Schwartz. Cannes Film Festival winner - Palme d'Or and Best Actress.
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October 14, at 6:45 pm. From Taiwan. Prompted by his partner, a gay man agrees to a marriage of convenience with a female friend. But when the groom's parents arrive from China, things become more complicated. 1993. Rated R. “A funny and poignant comedy of manners.” - New York Times. Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.
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October 21, at 6:30 pm. From Taiwan. Master chef Chu is a widower living with his three adult daughters. He tries to hold on to tradition, but the women need independence. 1994. NR. “Wonderfully seductive.” - New York Times. “A study of love, family and tradition.” - Leonard Maltin.
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October 28, at 6:30 pm. From Germany. A young Jewish boy is separated from his family at the start of World War II, and he survives the war by passing first as a Polish orphan and then back in Germany as a Nazi Youth. Based on a true story. 1991. Rated R. “Riveting and moving.” - Leonard Maltin. Golden Globe winner - Best Foreign Film.
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