• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Foreign Film Series

Please join us on three Tuesday nights in October for these films from Europe. From France, two films that were released separately but are two parts of the same story, and from Macedonia an artistically filmed anti-war film. As always, the movies at the library are free and open to the public.

Jean de Florette
October 13 at 6:30 pm.
A greedy landowner in a remote mountainous area of France tries to force his good-hearted neighbor to sell his land, which contains a vital natural spring. Starring Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil. France, 1986. Rated PG.
“A merciless study in human nature." - Roger Ebert.
"One of the year's best films.” - Gene Siskel.
Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film.
For more information about this film click here.

Manon of the Spring
October 20 at 6:30 pm.
Part Two of Jean de Florette. Ten years have passed. Jean's daughter Manon is a shepherdess living in the same area. The truth about her unscrupulous neighbors who caused the ruin of her father becomes public knowledge, with devastating results. Starring Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil and Emmanuelle Beart. France, 1986. Rated PG.
"An epic feast ... a rousing tale of retribution." - Newsweek.
“An extraordinarily rewarding experience." - Los Angeles Times.
For more information about this film click here.

Before the Rain
October 27 at 6:30 pm.
The stories of an orthodox monk, a Macedonian war photographer, and a British journalist illustrate the futile cycle of ethnic distrust and war. Macedonia, 1994. NR.
"... moving ..." - Library Journal.
"Somber and stylish." - New York Daily News.
"One of the year's best films." - Roger Ebert.
Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.
For more information about this film click here.

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