International Film Series

All films are presented in the original language with English subtitles. The series is sponsored by the International Languages Department and is open to all. Admission is free. Additional showings are available at the San Elijo Campus as part of the LIFE Program. For further details please visit

The films listed below will be shown on:

Fridays at 7 p.m., Oceanside Campus; One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, Room 3601 (Little Theatre)

The 3600 building is located on the northwest side of campus. Closest parking is Staff Lots 3E or 1C (and walk through the center of campus). Parking is free and a parking permit is not required for film series attendees.


Information: 760.757.2121 x6284

Film Schedule ~ Fall 2014

Friday, September 5

"Tokyo Sonata"
Japan, 2008
PG-13, 119 min.

A contemporary Japanese family is torn apart after its patriarch loses his job. Written and directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

Friday, September 19

Chile, 2012
Rated R, 118 min.

A reluctant ad executive (Gael García Bernal) comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. Directed by Pablo Larraín.

Friday, October 3

"Welcome to the Sticks"
France, 2008
Not rated, 106 min.

A comedy that 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 Rachèle DeMéo.

Friday, 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.

Friday, 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 against Japan. Directed by Feng Xiaogang.

Friday, 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.