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.

There will be two showings of each film:

Fridays at 1 p.m., San Elijo Campus; 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, Room 204

The 200 building is on the west side of campus. Parking is free and a parking permit is not required for film series attendees.


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 ~ SPRING 2014

Friday, January 31

"Where Do We Go Now?"
Lebanon, 2011
PG-13, 110 min.

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their small village. Written and directred by Nadine Labaki.

Friday, February 7

"A Simple Life"
Hong Kong, 2012
Not rated, 118 min.

Inspired by the true story of producer Roger Lee and his servant. The film depicts the relationship between Roger and Ah Tao, a woman who has woked for four generations of Roger's family. Directed by Ann Hui. .

Friday, February 21

"Under the Same Moon"
Mexico/USA, 2007
PG-13, 106 min.

Nine-year-old Carlitos lives with his grandmother in Mexico, while his mother works in the United States. When his grandmother dies unexpectedly, Carlitos must sneak across the border and find his mother. Directed by Patricia Riggen.

Friday, March 21
"Early Summer"
Japan, 1951
Not rated, 124 min.

Noriko is a young woman of the post-war era who is promised in an arranged marriage. Without seeking her family's advice, Noriko determines her own course of action. Directed by Yasujior Ozu.

Friday, April 4
"The White Ribbon"
Germany, 2009
Rated R, 144 min.

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery. Written and directed by Michael Haneke.  

Friday, April 18
"His Secret Life"
Italy, 2001
Rated R, 106 min.

When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed, she accidentally discovers that he'd been having a same-sex affair. But as she slowly gets to know her husband's lover, and realizes they both deeply loved the same man, her life is dramatically transformed. Written and directed by Ferzan Özpetek.

Friday, May 2
"The Intouchables"
France, 2011
Rated R, 112 min.

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano.