• Virtual International Film Club: In the mood for love

    Zoom info Film title: In the Mood for Love  Trailer: https://www.kanopy.com/en/princeton/video/219420 Watch at Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/en/princeton/video/219420  (PUID required)     Synopsis: Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite, until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar-wai’s IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments. With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the…

    Comments Off on Virtual International Film Club: In the mood for love
  • Virtual International Film Club: Bicycle Thieves

    Hello IEGAP friends, For our next Film Club discussion we selected an Italian classic, “Bicycle Thieves”, directed by Vittorio De Sica. We hope you will enjoy watching it and will join us for a discussion on Friday, May 20, at noon. We are looking forward to seeing you on Zoom! Film title: BICYCLE THIEVES Join a discussion on Zoom Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax6eL_Rfv9g Available at Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/en/princeton/video/219410 (PUID required) Synopsis: Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning BICYCLE THIEVES, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers…

    Comments Off on Virtual International Film Club: Bicycle Thieves
  • Virtual International Film Club: Boy

    Next movie for our Virtual International Film Club will be a comedy-drama from New Zealand “Boy”.  We hope you will enjoy the move and join us for a Zoom discussion this Friday. Film title: Boy   Trailer: https://youtu.be/ESD3mlgpSwM Available at Kanopy: https://princeton.kanopy.com/video/boy (PUID required) Synopsis: Out of nowhere, Boy’s Dad (Waititi) rolls up in a vintage car with his “gang”, and turns Boy’s life upside down. There are treasure hunts, fistfights, and falling-outs, as Boy grapples to learn why his Dad left the family so long ago. Waititi adopts a fanciful deadpan tone that’s part Wes Anderson and part Flight of the Conchords, complete with child-like animations and hilarious re-enactments…

  • Virtual International Film Club: The Women’s Balcony

    The Women’s Balcony 1h 40 min | Drama/Comedy | 2016 (Israel, Hebrew) Link to online access: Princeton Kanopy link Trailer:  trailer Synopsis: An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a rift between the men and women in a devout community in Jerusalem in this rousing, good-hearted comedy. Awash with Jerusalem’s distinctive glow, THE WOMEN’S BALCONY is a warm, poignant portrait of a modern

  • Virtual International Film Club: Yeelen

      We will be discussing the following film: Film title: Yeelen Synopsis: This adaptation of an ancient oral legend from Mali, is one the most acclaimed and widely seen African films ever made. An Oedipal story mixed with magic, Yeelen is as visually stunning as anything from Hollywood. Set in the powerful Mali Empire of the 13th century, Yeelen follows the journey of Nianankoro, a young warrior who must battle the powerful Komo cult. Nianankoro’s greatest enemy is his own father, a dangerous and corrupt wizard who uses his dark magic to try and destroy his son. Traveling over the arid Bambara, Fulani and Dogan lands of ancient West Africa, Nianankoro…

  • Virtual International Film Club: The Country Doctor

      We will be discussing the following film: Film title: Médecin de campagne (The Country Doctor, 2016) Synopsis: This social dramedy stars Francois Cluzet as a devoted and revered countryside doctor whose life gets rocked by a middle-age woman who has come from the city hospital to earn her chops. Challenging each other with opposite views on medicine, the pair eventually bonds and learns from one another. Nominated for Best Actor (Francois Cluzet) at the Cesar Awards. Nominated for an Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Free and available online at Kanopy https://princeton.kanopy.com/video/country-doctor (PUID required)   Watch the trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1260631577?playlistId=tt5078326&ref_=vp_rv_0  

  • Virtual International Film Club: Leona

    We will be discussing the following film: Film title: Leona, Mexico 2018 https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/11700747   Synopsis: An intimate, insightful, and moving film that tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. Ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel, watching her negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment is both painful and beautiful – there are no easy choices to be made. Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEKp-Ort7hU

  • CANCELLED – ICS: Corpus Christi

    Country of origin: Poland Daniel is released from prison and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer, but he has a higher calling. While incarcerated, he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy – but no seminary will accept him. Arriving in town, he is mistaken for the new priest and sets about leading his newfound flock. 1 hour, 57 minutes.

  • CANCELLED – ICS: Atlantics

    Country of origin: Belgique, France, Senegal Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, but has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned. 1 hour, 47 minutes

  • ICS: Pain and Glory

    Legendary arthouse director Pedro Almodóvar’s latest stars Antonio Banderas as an aging filmmaker reflecting on his past glories. Told through poetic flashbacks and nuanced performances, the filmmaker struggles with physical and emotional ailments and attempts to rise above his creative crisis. Also starring Penélope Cruz.