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    Foreign Film Festival

    Foreign Film Festival

    Presented by Whitney Senior Center

    June 5-July 24, 2014

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    Led by John Augustin, Whitney Senior Center's Foreign Film Festival is sure to have something for everyone!

    June 5
    Foreign Film: The Intouchables

    Based on a true story, a quadriplegic aristocrat’s world is turned upside down when he hires a good-humored ex-con as his caretaker. The unlikely duo overcomes adversity of every flavor as they shatter preconceptions of love, life, and each other. (France- 2011, 1hr. 53 min.)

    June 12
    Foreign Film: The Great Beauty

    As charming 65 year-old journalist Jep Gambardella writes about Rome’s culture and social life, he reflects with bitterness on the passions of his lost youth, even as he paints a complex portrait of the lovely and ancient city. (Italy-2013, 2 hr. 22 min.)

    June 19
    Foreign Film: The 400 blows

    After young Antoine runs away, life on the streets of Paris leads to nothing but trouble and guilt in this gritty feature film debut from legendary director Francois Truffaut. Though he turns to petty crime to survive, Antoine’s remorse often leads him to return things he’s stolen-with disastrous results. (France- 1959, 1hr. 39 min.)

    June 26
    Foreign Film: War Witch

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, 12 year-old Komona is kidnapped by rebel soldiers who force her to kill her parents and join their ranks. Over the next two years, Komona clings to life despite her horrific experiences and tries to pacify her parents’ ghosts. (Canada- 2012, 1hr. 30 min.)

    July 3
    Foreign Film: The Hunt

    This story centers on Lucas, a beloved teacher who faces unfounded pedophilia accusations from a student, and the venom of his community. (Denmark—2012, 1hr. 51 min.)

    July 10
    Foreign Film: Pelle the Conqueror

    Drunken and defiant laborer Lasse Karisson and his young son, Pelle, migrate from Sweden to Denmark in search of farm work. They find it –along with much more than they bargained for –on the Kongstrup farm. (Denmark- 1988, 2hr. 20min.)

    July 17
    Foreign Film: The Past

    Iranian Ahmad who returns to France after a four-year separation from his French wife Maria (Bejo), discovers that she now has a boyfriend, and that behind her difficult relationship with their daughter lies a secret from the past. (Iran- 2013, 2hr. 10 min.)

    July 24
    Foreign Film: Kolya

    In Soviet Czechoslovakia, middle-aged concert cellist and bachelor Frantisek Louka is strapped for cash, reduced to playing funerals. Wwhen a chance relationship results in his caring for a 5 year-old Russian boy, Kolja. Political turmoil is imminent on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, while Louka’s own emotional upheaval is just as unpredictable in this heartwarming tale. (Czech Republic- 1996, 1 hr. 45 min.)


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        Whitney Senior Center

        1527 Northway Drive
        Saint Cloud, MN 56303

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        Free, no pre-registration required.

        Info Phone: 320-255-7245

      • Dates & Times

        Dates:
        June 5-July 24, 2014

        Times:

        9:30-11:30 a.m.

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