Oceanside CA– MiraCosta continues its popular International Film Series with screenings of six films from around the world. Films are shown at 7 p.m. in the MiraCosta College Little Theatre (Room 3601) at 1 Barnard Dr. in Oceanside. All films are presented in the original language with English subtitles. Admission is free. Films scheduled this semester are:
September 5: “Tokyo Sonata” Japan, 2008 Rated PG-13 (119 min.)
A contemporary Japanese family is torn apart after its patriarch loses his job. Written and directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
September 19: “No” Chile, 2012 Rated R (118 min.)
A reluctant ad executive (Gael Garcia Bernal) comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum. Directed by Pablo Larrain.
October 3: “Welcome to the Sticks” France, 2008 Not Rated (106 min.)
This comedy broke nearly every box office record in France. Written and directed by Dany Boon. The film will be preceded by a mini-seminar on French comedy films by Professor Rachele DeMeo.
October 24: “The Great Beauty” Italy, 2013 Not Rated (142 min.)
On his 65th birthday, journalist Jep Gambardella is forced to take stock of his life and of Rome’s absurd, exquisite beauty. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino.
November 14: “Back to 1942” China, 2012 Not Rated (151 min.)
A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China’s Henan province during the war agains Japan. Directed by Feng Xiaogang.
December 5: “Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen” Germany, 2009 Not Rated (110 min.)
An inspirational portrait of the famed 12th-century nun, best known as a religious visionary and composer, and whose grand claims often ran counter to the patriarchal world around her. Written and directed by Margarethe von Trotta.
An additional showing of each film is presented at the San Elijo Campus in Cardiff as part of the LIFE Program. For more information, please visit www.miracosta.edu/life.