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College Events: International Film Series

CLC International Film Series
presented by International Education Department

--All of the films are free and are subtitled when necessary.
--All of the films have adult content and are not suitable for children
Contact Chris Cooling at 543-2623 for further information.
Email: ccooling@clcillinois.edu


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CLC International Film Series


About Elly (Iran, 2009)
Sep 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Room A162

From the director of our previous crowd-pleaser “A Separation,” another masterwork that effortlessly moves between gripping suspense and devastating social critique. A group of 30-somethings – all with conflicts between lives of leisure and impending parenthood – invites an outsider on a weekend jaunt to the seaside, hoping to set her up with one of the men. Then she disappears, perhaps drowned. The investigation that follows, both official and otherwise, reveals more about the rules of modern Iranian life than they are comfortable facing.

“New York” says “About Elly” is “breezy, then suspenseful, and gradually, crushingly sad. On its own terms, it’s a perfect film.”







Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia, 2015)
Oct 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Room A162

At the turn of the century, a German researcher in Colombia becomes deathly ill and acquires a local guide in the hopes of acquiring a rare, perhaps mythical plant with healing properties. Decades later, the same guide meets another explorer with a similar request. But what happened on the first journey – and how will its outcome impact the events of the second? Cryptic storytelling is enhanced by mesmerizing black-and-white location photography in the haunting Oscar®-nominee “Embrace of the Serpent.”

“Entertainment Weekly” says it “casts a fever-dream spell that feels completely original … something unusual in today’s movies: a truly original experience for the mind and the soul.”







Mon Oncle (France, 1958)
Nov 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Room A162

If you attended our screening of the comedy “Playtime” during French Week last year, you know you’re in for a treat that must be enjoyed on a big screen with an enthusiastic audience. Once again, actor-writer-director and physical comic extraordinaire Jacques Tati brushes away story and character for a purity of staging and elegant sight gags with “Mon Oncle.” This smash hit – winner of the foreign language Oscar® and a prize-winner at Cannes – presents the ever-befuddled Monsieur Hulot navigating a wealthy cousin’s ultra-modern home, with little success.

“Variety” adored the film’s “inventiveness, gags, warmth and ‘poetic’ approach to satire."







Office (Hong Kong/China, 2015)
Dec 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Room A162

A boardroom satire, set during 2008’s economic collapse, that is also a 3D musical, directed by a Hong Kong auteur often compared to Scorsese, starring local legend Chow Yun-Fat -- what else do you need to know? As a company prepares to go public, the line between personal affairs and personnel affairs becomes unstable – as do the lines of a living, fluctuating set design that conveys a giant machine, timepiece and dollhouse all at once!

“The AV Club” calls Office “one of the most original and imaginative musicals of the last decade … puts Hollywood’s recent attempts at reviving the genre to shame.”





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