Carlsbad CA— The City of Carlsbad’s popular Foreign Film Fridays series returns beginning Sept. 2 at Carlsbad City Library’s newly renovated Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located 1775 Dove Lane. Films are screened at 4 and 7 p.m. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Admission is free.
Films are screened in their original language with English subtitles.
The following are this season’s films.
September 2, 2016
The Second Mother (Brazil, R, 2015) 112 min.
In this wise and witty film, Brazilian star Regina Casé plays a hard-working live-in housekeeper. When her estranged daughter suddenly appears, the class barriers that exist within the household are thrown into disarray.
September 16, 2016
Monsoon Wedding (India, R, 2001) 114 min.
Award-winning director Mira Nair’s film about a stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner and relatives from around the world who create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.
October 7, 2016
Letters to Father Jacob (Finland, NR, 2009) 76 min.
With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to the blind pastor Father Jacob, who spends his days answering letters of the needy. But when the letters stop, Leila finds herself cast in a new role.
October 21, 2016
Starbuck (Canada, R, 2011) 109 min.
An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years prior. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when a lawsuit is filed by the children to reveal his identity.
November 4, 2016
Tangerines (Estonia, NR, 2013) 87 min.
A 2015 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Set during the 1990s-era war in Georgia, this haunting film portrays life for an Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the war.
November 18, 2016
Mustang (Turkey, PG-13, 2015) 97 min.
In a small Turkish village five orphaned sisters fight against a conservative society that keeps girls powerless and eliminates their freedom of choice. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards.
December 2, 2016
The Twilight Samurai (Japan, NR, 2002) 129 min.
In nineteenth-century Japan, a widower leads a life without glory caring for his two daughters and ailing mother. He begins to dream of a better life with his childhood sweetheart when clan leaders demand that he take on a dangerous assignment.
December 16, 2016
Joyeux Noel (France, PG-13, 2006) 116 min.
Based on the true-life story of the spontaneous Christmas Eve truce in 1914 declared by Scottish, French and German troops in the trenches of World War I. For one night enemies band together in brotherhood and forget about the brutalities of war.
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Karen McGuire, 760-602- 2022, firstname.lastname@example.org