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International Film Festival

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

International Film Festival 2024

Our department sponsors an International Film Festival every February with thought-provoking films of the Spanish, French and German-speaking world.

We encourage students and interested members of the CSRA community to attend.

All films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles. There will also be a brief faculty-led discussion before and after each film. All students receiving ICE Credit are required to stay for these discussions. All films contain adult themes and are intended for a mature audience.

For more information, contact the IFF Director, Dr. Kelly Wiechman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Admission: Free

Each film is an ICE Event.

 

Silent Revolution

The Silent Revolution

Wednesday, February 14

7 p.m.

Penland 106 

The Silent Revolution is a 2018 German drama film directed by Lars Kraume. The film tells the story of a high school class in the communist German Democratic Republic who have a moment of silence in their classroom for the victims of the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This small act of solidarity has unforeseen consequences, impacting the children, their parents, and the school board. The film is based on a true story told in a book of the same name by Dietrich Garstka, one of the students.

 

 

Welcome to the Sticks

Welcome to the Sticks

Wednesday, February 21

7 p.m.

Penland 106 

Welcome to the Sticks is a 2008 French comedy directed by Dany Boon. The film is about a French public servant from Provence who is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to come back quickly.

 

Highs and Lows

 

Highs and Lows

Tuesday, February 27

7 p.m.

Penland 106 

Highs and Lows is a 2013 Ecuadorian movie directed by Alex Cisneros. The film features two inseparable friends. Martin is a bureaucrat who seeks to overcome every day, even though deep down, he knows he will never leave his office desk. Daniel is a womanizer, unstable without goals but with a mathematical gift.

*Screening will be followed by a conversation with director Alex Cisneros, who will be visiting USCA from Ecuador.

 

Facilitator

The Facilitator

Wednesday, February 28

7 p.m.

Penland 106 

The Facilitator is a 2013 Chilean-Ecuadorian film directed by Victor Arregui. Elena, the daughter of a businessman, returns to Ecuador at the request of her sick father. There, he meets a childhood friend, Galo, and begins collaborating with him to organize human rights for indigenous communities.

 

Alba

 

Alba

Thursday, February 29

7 p.m.

Penland 106 

Alba is a 2016 Ecuadorian film directed by Ana Cristina Barragán. Alba, an 11-year-old girl, has to move to her father's house due to her mother's illness. She barely knows him, and sharing time with him at home feels weird. Both are shy and lonely, but they can’t find a way to approach each other.