- By Rob Norwood
- Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Foreign Film Series at Central Library
Enjoy these great movies from around the world in the Central Library Auditorium. See the dates and times below.
October 25 at 6:30 pm
City of God. Brazil, 2003. Based on a true story, a young man uses his photography to document and thus escape the crime of his Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. Rated R. “One of the best films you’ll ever see” -Roger Ebert.
Best Foreign Film: New York Film Critics & Chicago Film Critics.
November 1 at 6:30 pm
Open Your Eyes. Spain. 1999. After a car accident, a handsome playboy is left questioning his life, his memories, and even his very existence. Rated R.
“Intriguing, a treat for the eyes” -San Francisco Chronicle.
“A terrific psychological thriller” -Washington Post.
November 8 at 6:30 pm
Life is Beautiful. Italy. 1998. In a World War II concentration camp, a man is able to protect his young son by convincing him that the war all around them is just a game. Rated PG-13.
“Powerful and extremely emotional” -Roger Ebert.
Academy Award Winner: Best Foreign Film & Best Actor.
November 15 at 7 pm
Swimming Pool. France. 2003. Seeking inspiration and solitude at her publisher’s French villa, a mystery writer is unexpectedly confronted with the publisher’s free-spirited daughter, which sparks her imagination for a new novel. Rated R.
“Two thumbs way up” -Ebert & Roeper.
“Clever and exceedingly well acted” -Detroit Free Press.