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
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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