Category Archives: International movies

“Tulpan,” Kazakhstan movie, to air April 5

April 5, 2013  Tulpan  (2008, Kazakhstan/Russia/Germany/Poland/Switzerland/Italy, directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy, 100 min.) This was Kazakhstan’s 2009 submission to the Academy awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Welcome to a totally different world, so unfamiliar that one critic wrote it might as well be Mars.  The Hunger Steppe of Kazakhstan is a place where the horizon […]

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Next movie is Jan. 18

“Le Grand Voyage” (2004, France/Morocco/Bulgaria/Turkey, directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi, 108 min.) This story of a father-son road trip highlights the deep generational and cultural gaps between a modern young French-Moroccan preparing for his college entrance exams in France (Réda, played by Nicolas Cazalé) and his devoutly religious father (played by Mohamed Majd) who demands that […]

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Free Israeli movie on Friday

“Footnote,” (2011, Israel, directed by Joseph Cedar, 103 min.) is a drama/comedy (nominated for an Oscar for best foreign-language film in 2012) that tells the story of a great rivalry between two professor Shkolniks: father Eliezer (Schlomo Bar Aba) and son Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi), both eccentric specialists in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in […]

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