• 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.

  • ICS Movie: Birds of Passage

    From the filmmakers behind 2016’s dazzling Embrace of the Serpent comes another poetic look at South American history. Set in Colombia during a volatile decade of drug trafficking, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that threatens their lives and culture. BIRDS OF PASSAGE is bold and powerful filmmaking that documents a forgotten history of indigenous people in the 20th century.