Modern Languages Film Screenings January 28 tuesday Venue Film 8:30 – 11:00 MMR A, Rizal Library Promoción Fantasma (Ghost Graduation) Spain, 2012, Javier Ruiz Caldera A comedy about a high school teacher with paranormal abilities who helps a group of ghosts graduate high school. 1:30 – 4:00 MMR B, Rizal Library Зеркало (The Mirror) USSR, 1974, Andrei Tarkovsky Andrei Tarkovsky, the acclaimed master of Russian cinema and one of the world’s greatest film artists, takes a moving and personal turn with this profound and deeply enigmatic meditation on the nature of memories, good and bad, from childhood to adult life, family, relationships and on life in Russia during the bleak days of WWII. A semiautobiographical work, it interweaves poems, dramatic scenes, dreams and newsreels to evoke the inner symbolic world of the protagonist. THE MIRROR is not just a bravura display of a film director at the peak of his poetic powers; it is also a loving homage to the innocence and mysteries of childhood and is ultimately as much a window through the filmmaker's poetic gaze as it is a reflection of his personal passions and ideals. MMR A, Rizal Library Intouchables (The Intouchables) France, 2011, Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. SS Conference Rooms 1&2 Indonesian Movie (TBA) January 29 wednesday Venue Film 8:30 – 11:00 MMR A, Rizal Library Central do Brasil (Central Station) Brazil & France, 1998, Walter Salles The Portuguese title, “Central do Brasil” is the name of the city’s main railway station where the story takes off. The movie tells the emotive journey of a jaded middle-aged former school teacher and a young boy in search of the father he never knew. MMR B, Rizal Library Cinema Paradiso Italy, 1988, Giuseppe Tornatore The movie relays the friendship between a young boy named Salvatore (Toto) and Alfredo, the projectionist of Paradiso, the local movie house of a small town in Sicily. 1:30 – 4:00 MMR A, Rizal Library Nae meorisokui jiwoogae (A Moment to Remember) Korea, 2004, Jaehan Lee Sujin, a forgetful designer, accidentally meets a tough guy Cheolsu. After they bumped into each other several times and sweet events took place, they fall in love and finally get married. While happily married, Sujin's forgetfulness becomes serious and Cheolsu found out that she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. As Sujin's memory deteriorates, Cheolsu's existence is also fading away in her memory... MMR B, Rizal Library Almanya: Willkommen in Deutschland (Welcome to Germany) Germany, 2009 – 2011, Yasemin Samdereli A comedy that explores the immigrant experience in Germany. Huseyin came to Germany in the 1960s as a ‘Gastarbeiter’ and has become a model citizen with a large family. He has decided to purchase some land in his home village in Anatalya, Turkey and insists that all his family accompany him on a sentimental journey home. The clash between the generations and a nostalgia for the past combine in a joyous, feel-good production.