The seventh annual Summer Film Festival “Youth Culture in Global Cinema,” will run from July 13th to September 7th and features nine films from around the world.
All films are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and feature a post-screening discussion.
Admission is free and open to the community.
Corazón del Tiempo (Heart of Time)
Mexico, Directed by Alberto Cortés, 2009
Q&A with Elizabeth Saenz-Ackermann, Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, and Adan Griego, Curator for Latin American, Iberian & Mexican American Collections at Stanford Libraries
A young woman in the southern Mexican region of Chiapas falls for a revolutionary fighting in the Zapatista conflict.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
Japan, Directed by Ryota Nakano, 2013
Q&A with Miyako Inoue, Associate Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Sawa instructs her two daughters to visit their estranged father before he dies and take one last photo with him.
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies
France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar, Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015 (Length 1 hr. 40 min.)
Q&A with Burcak Keskin-Kozat, Associate Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Mediterranean Studies Forum
Five orphan girls navigate through romance and social pressures in northern Turkey.
Sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Forum and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Pakistan, Directed by Meenu Gaur, 2013 (Length 1 hr. 55 min.)
Q&A with Sangeeta Mediratta, Associate Director of the Center for South Asia
Three young men try to escape the reality of their everyday lives and succeed in ways they had least expected.
Sponsored by the Center for South Asia
Russia, Directed by Valery Todorovsky, 2008 (Length 1 hr. 55 min.)
Q&A with Kate Kuhns, Executive Director of Stanford Global Studies
While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, donning brightly colored black-market clothing, adopting American nicknames and reveling in forbidden jazz.
Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
South Africa, Directed by Sara Blecher, 2012 (Length 1 hr. 45 min.)
Q&A with Laura Hubbard, Associate Director of the Center for African Studies
Based on true events, Otelo Burning is a story of three South African teens that escape the turmoil of their township and discover the joy of surfing.
Sponsored by the Center for African Studies
France, Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (Length 1 hr. 38 min.)
Q&A with Marie-Pierre Ulloa, Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies in the French and Italian Department at Stanford
24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.
Sponsored by the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
I Am Taraneh, 15
Iran, Directed by Rasoul Sadrameli, 2002 (Length 1 hr. 50 min.)
Q&A with acclaimed filmmaker and playwright Bahram Beyzaie, Lecturer in the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, and Abbas Milani, Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
Fifteen-year-old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, is talked into an unhappy marriage and must deal with the consequences.
Sponsored by The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
Os Gatos Nao Tern Vertigens (Cats Don't Have vertigo)
Portugal, Directed by Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos, 2014 (Length 2 hr. 4 mins.)
Q&A with Vincent Barletta, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Iberian and Latin American Cultures
This film tells the stories of two people—one an abandoned 18-year old boy and the other a 73-year old widow—and the profound effect that their unlikely friendship has on both of their lives.