- By Rob Norwood
- Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011
May Foreign Film Series @ Central Library
“Monday Night at the (Foreign) Movies,” May 2nd through May 23rd. Films start @ 6:30 pm, except May 23rd (7 pm). Come out and enjoy these great movies from around the world in the Central Library Auditorium.
May 2 at 6:30 pm - Golden Door (From Italy, 2007, Rated PG-13)
In the early 1900s, a poor Sicilian family leaves Italy in search of a better life in America. Before leaving they meet a mysterious British woman travelling alone. The harsh and-to them-bewildering practices of Ellis Island are also explored in this sensitive and beautiful drama.
Best Film at the Venice Film Festival.
May 9 at 6:30 pm - Mongol (From Kazakhstan, 2008, Rated R)
In the style of an old-fashioned epic, this sweeping film follows the difficult early life and rise to power of Ghengis Khan.
Nominated for Best Foreign Film of 2008.
May 16 at 6:30 pm - Horseman on the Roof (From France, 1996, Rated R)
A courageous man embarks on a treacherous journey across the south of France during a devastating cholera epidemic and meets the love of his life (Juliette Binoche) in this harrowing tale set against a breathtaking landscape in 1830s Provence.
"Two thumbs up" - Siskel & Ebert.
May 23 at 7 pm - Children of Heaven (From Iran, 1999, Rated PG)
Set in modern-day Iran, the story tells of an eight-year-old boy Ali and his younger sister, Zahra. When Ali loses Zahra's only pair of shoes, the siblings are too scared to tell their father about the loss and can't afford to buy another pair. A fascinating film about the lower rungs of society, where what you wear on your feet says much about your status.
Nominated for Best Foreign Film 1999.