June 25: Reaching for the Moon/Flores Raras
(Brazil, Directed by Bruno Barreto, 2013)
Q&A with Adan Griego
A tragic love affair between an American Poet and a Brazilian architect.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
July 2: The Wedding Song
(France & Tunisia, Directed by Karin Albou, 2008)
Q&A with Marie-Pierre Ulloa
The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the relationship between two friends.
Sponsored by the France-Stanford Center, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, and Mediterranean Studies Forum
July 9: Bashu, The Little Stranger
(Iran, Directed by Bahram Beyzaie, 1990)
Q&A with Bahram Beyzaie
During the Iran-Iraq war, a boy loses his family and forms a strong bond with a mother of two.
Sponsored by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
July 16: Loves of a Blond
(Czechoslovakia, Directed by Milos Forman, 1965)
Q&A with Michael Metzger
An all-girls' boarding school farce adapted to Czechoslovakia before the Prague Spring.
Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
July 23: Hafu
(Japan, Directed by Megumi Nishikura & Lara Pérez Takagi, 2013)
Q&A with Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
A journey into the complex experience of mixed-race individuals in contemporary Japan.
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies
July 30: Mother of George
(Nigeria & USA, Directed by Andrew Dosunmu, 2013)
Q&A with Laura Hubbard
A Nigerian couple is having trouble conceiving a child, a problem that defies cultural expectations.
Sponsored by the Center for African Studies
August 13: East is East
(U.K., Directed by Damien O'Donnell, 1999)
Q&A with Sangeeta Mediratta
A fish-and-chips shop owner’s rules and norms about life are contested by his children.
Sponsored by the Center for South Asia and the Sohaib & Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
August 20: Forasters
(Catalonia, Spain; Directed by Ventura Pons, 2008)
Q&A with Joan Ramon Resina
A family experiences traumatic events that challenge the supposed social harmony.
Sponsored by The Europe Center