Join us for a monthly program of foreign and independent cinema! On the third Sunday of the month at 2:00pm during the Fall, Winter and Spring, we show outstanding films and invite participants to a discussion lead by Dr. Maurizio Giammarco of Temple University. Dr. Giammarco received his Ph.D. in Film and Drama from Temple University and is an instructor at Temple University in the Intellectual Heritage Program. He also teaches at The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, including courses on Latin American Cinema and the films of Bernardo Bertolucci. All foreign-language films are subtitled in English. Join us for great movies and better discussion!
Sweden ~ 111 minutes ~ Rated R
Marianne and Johan meet again after thirty years without contact, when Marianne suddenly feels a need to see her ex-husband again. She decides to visit Johan at his old summer house in the western province of Dalarna. And so, one beautiful autumn day, there she is, beside his reclining chair, waking him with a light kiss. Staying at a cottage on the property are Johan’s son Henrik and Henrik’s daughter Karin. Henrik is giving his daughter cello lessons and already sees her future as staked out. Relations between father and son are very strained, but both are protective of Karin. They are all still mourning Anna, Henrik’s much-loved wife, who died two years ago, yet who, in many ways, remains present among them. Marianne soon realizes that things are not all as they should be, and she finds herself unwillingly drawn into a complicated and upsetting power struggle. (Description from IMDb. Film and poster images © Sony Classics.)
France ~ 103 minutes ~ Rated R
Sarah is a famous British murder mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher to stay at his home in the south of France. Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her – until late one night, when John’s sexy and provocative daughter, Julie, unexpectedly arrives. Sarah’s English reserve is jarred by Julie’s lifestyle. An increasingly unsettling series of events occur that blend a creative process with a possible real-life murder. (Film and poster images © Universal.)
View the film trailer here.