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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


Lemonade (Romania/Canada/Germany, 2018)
Feb 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Room C105

First screening in Illinois! After her visa expires, a Romanian health care worker marries a patient for a green card; soon, she and her young son face a series of men abusing their power, from both sides of the law. Winner of the Best Director Prize at the Sarajevo Film Festival; Winner of Best Feature Film at the International ‘Crime and Punishment’ Festival; nominated for an Independent Spirit Award (ceremony held one week after our screening!). Director in attendance for post-screening Q&A.

“Hot-button issues of U.S. immigration and inappropriate sexual contact are empathetically explored … excellent, harrowingly sensitive lead performance.”

- Hollywood Reporter





Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion (Italy, 1970)
Mar 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Room C105

After committing murder, Rome’s chief of police perversely leaves clues that implicate himself, to prove a point he himself doesn’t fully understand. An absurdist thriller made decades ago, the film nevertheless reflects current events: a politician who thinks he’s above the law ... an inconvenient mistress who must be silenced ... an ‘official’ inquiry in which Truth itself is under attack. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival

“the story moves forward with relentless momentum. It is a political parable, and a stunning movie.” .

– The New York Times





Les Cowboys (France, 2015)
Apr 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Room C105

A teenaged girl disappears; a Father vows to find her when the law cannot; his quest leads him deeply into a foreign culture; his wife and son become casualties of his obsession. Thomas Bidegain, writer of our previous films A Prophet, Rust and Bone, and Dheepan, takes elements from classic Westerns (The Searchers in particular) and updates them for the 9/11 era. Now, France is the frontier, torn between American imperialism and Islamic migration through Europe.

“Powerfully original and unexpectedly classical at the same time,”

“[The film is] tough to watch, yet continues to haunt in the weeks that follow.”


- Variety





The Square (Sweden, 2017)
May 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Room C105

Ruben Ostlund, writer-director of our previous film Force Majeure, once again satirizes the fragile male ego, but with a more ambitious scope: the world of modern art. On the verge of announcing a new installation meant to foster urban empathy, a director becomes over-invested in personally catching the thieves who stole his wallet. A disastrous marketing campaign launches in his absence, while other exhibits fail in spectacular fashion.
Palme d’Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival.

“Withering insights … impeccable farce … can execute a gag with steel-trap precision. The museum itself is an absurdist goldmine, facilitating jokes worthy of Jacques Tati.”

- The AV Club





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