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Modern Languages Film Festival
Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm
The Recital Hall
Ticket Price: FREE, not ticketed
Yojimbo Yojimbo (1961): February 14, Thursday, 7 pm

Directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japanese, 110 minutes.
The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone and Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.

Jesus de Montreal

Jésus de Montréal (1989): February 15, Friday, 7 pm

Directed by Denys Arcand, French, 120 minutes.
A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church. This excellent
Quebec movie received numerous honors including the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Festival and an Academy Awards nomination.
Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms (2008): February 16, Saturday, 7 pm

Directed by Doris Dörrie, English, German and Japanese,
124 minutes.
One of Germany’s foremost filmmakers directs this tender, intense and profoundly moving story of marital love. Trudi has a secret: her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. Then, events take a sudden and unexpected turn, leading Rudi to embark on a journey to Tokyo in the midst of the cherry blossom festival: a celebration of beauty, impermanence and new beginnings.


Machuca: (2004): February 17, Sunday, 7pm

Directed by Andrés Wood, Spanish, 115 minutes.
Released to widespread acclaim and controversy in Latin America, Machuca explores Chile’s bloody (1973) coup through the astonishingly intimate coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart. Director and co-writer Andres Wood, himself eight when Pinochet seized power, resurrects searing images of life –– and loss of innocence –– amidst a crumbling democracy.

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