The International Cinema Series presents critically acclaimed and important films from around the world (including independent and artistic American films) almost every week. We show restorations of honored classics as well as contemporary films that have captured the attention of critics at recent film festivals.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Fall 2021 programs are restricted to students, faculty and staff.
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Fall 2021 Film Schedule
Sept. 17, 2021, 7 p.m.
Directed by Michael Sarnoski (English, 92m, 2021)
Nicolas Cage plays a truffle hunter, living alone in the Oregonian wilderness, who is forced to confront his past when his beloved foraging pig is kidnapped.
Weathering With You
Sept. 24, 2021, 7 p.m.
Directed by Makoto Shinkai (Japanese with English subtitles, 112m, 2019)
A high school boy who runs away to Tokyo makes friends with a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. This delightful and gorgeous new animated film by the director of the smash hit Your Name offers a powerful reminder that in addition to its global effects, climate change can have subtle personal and emotional impacts.
Oct. 1, 2021, 7 p.m.
Directed by Quentin Dupieux (French with English subtitles, 77m, 2020)
Two hapless losers discover a giant fly in the trunk of a stolen car and decide to domesticate it in a bizarre get-rich-quick scheme.
Riders of Justice
Oct. 8, 2021, 7 p.m.
Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen (Danish with English subtitles, 116m, 2020)
Mads Mikkelsen plays Markus, a recently-deployed soldier forced to return home and care for his teenaged daughter after his wife is killed in a train accident. After meeting a survivor of the wreck who claims that it was not an accident, he embarks on a mission to find those responsible for his wife’s death.
Oct. 15, 2021, 7 p.m.
Directed by by Wong Kar-Wai (Cantonese with English subtitles, 98m, 1994)
Master filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai tells a moody tale of intertwined lives. Two heartbroken Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious woman from the criminal underworld, and the other with a beautiful and etherial waitress at a late-night restaurant.
October 22, 2021, 7 p.m.
Directed by Wong Kar-Wai (Cantonese with English subtitles, 96m, 1995)
Another tale of interconnected lives and unfulfilled love set in Hong Kong, Fallen Angels was shot mainly at night and offers a darker aesthetic vision to pair with the more brightly lit Chungking Express.
In the Earth
Oct. 29, 2021, 7 p.m.
Directed by Ben Wheatley (English, 107m, 2021)
As the world searches for a cure to a devastating virus, a scientist and a park scout venture deep into the woods. As night falls, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness as the forest comes to life around them.
Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes
Nov. 5, 2021, 7 p.m.
Directed by Junta Yamaguchi (Japanese with English subtitles, 70m, 2021)
A cafe owner discovers that the TV in his cafe suddenly shows images from the future, but only two minutes ahead. From this simple sci-fi premise, and shot entirely on an iPhone, the film creates a mind-bending, hilarious, and unpredictable time-loop.