International films at MiraCosta

OCEANSIDE — MiraCosta Community College continues its International Film Series with screenings of six films from around the world. Films are shown at 7 p.m. in the MiraCosta College Little Theatre (Room 3601) at 1 Barnard Drive. An additional showing of each film is presented at the San Elijo Campus in Cardiff as part of the LIFE Program. For more information, visit miracosta.edu/life.
All films are presented in the original language with English subtitles. Admission is free.
Films scheduled this semester include:
— Sept. 5:  “Tokyo Sonata,” Japan, 2008.  A contemporary Japanese family is torn apart after its patriarch loses his job. Written and directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
—  Sept.19: “No,” Chile, 2012. A reluctant ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum. Directed by Pablo Larrain.
— Oct. 3: “Welcome to the Sticks,” France. This comedy broke box office records in France. Written and directed by Dany Boon, the film will be preceded by a mini-seminar on French comedy films by Professor Rachele DeMeo.
 — Oct. 24:  “The Great Beauty,” Italy. On his 65th birthday, journalist Jep Gambardella is forced to take stock of his life and of Rome’s absurd, exquisite beauty. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino.
 — Nov. 14: “Back to 1942,” China. A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China’s Henan province during the war against Japan. Directed by Feng Xiaogang.
— Dec. 5:  “Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen,” Germany. An inspirational portrait of the famed 12th-century nun, best known as a religious visionary and composer, and whose grand claims often ran counter to the patriarchal world around her. Written and directed by Margarethe von Trotta.

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