- By Rob Norwood
- Posted Monday, October 3, 2011
October Foreign Film Series @ Central Library
Enjoy the best in foreign films for free at Central Library on these Monday nights.
October 10 at 6 pm (France, 1990, Rated PG.)
The classic tale of Cyrano, an adventurer and poet who uses his mastery of language to overcome his fear of rejection, which is due to his abnormally large nose. . Based on the play by Edmond Rostand. Starring Gerard Depardieu.
"A feast for the eyes, the mind and the heart" - Judith Crist
"Lavish, literate, vibrant" - Hollywood Reporter
Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film 1990
October 17 at 6:30 pm (The Netherlands, 2003, Rated R.)
Separated at a young age and then raised in Germany and Holland, twin sisters experience World War II very differently.
"Handsomely appointed, solidly acted" - Hollywood Reporter
"Sweeping, stately and accomplished" - BBC
Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film 2003
October 24 at 6:30 pm (France, 2004, Rated R.)
Refusing to believe that her fiance has been killed in World War I, Matilde pieces together clues of his experiences in the army, based on eyewitness accounts. Starring Audrey Tautou.
"Rapturously beautiful and audacious." - Wall Street Journal
"A series of pleasures stumbling over one another in their haste to delight us" - Chicago Sun-Times
"Lovely in every respect" - Video Librarian
October 31 at 6:30 pm (Spain, 2004, Rated PG-13.)
A quadriplegic appeals to the courts for the right to die. Based on a true story, this talented and intelligent man's story captured the attention of the country and deeply affected those around him. Starring Javier Bardem, directed by Alejandro Amenabar.
"Two thumbs up" - Ebert & Roeper
"Deeply moving" - Leonard Maltin
"Never maudlin or manipulative... celebrates freedom and explores the profundity of love" - USA Today
Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film 2004