The International Film Series continues with a screening each Wednesday evening during the fall semester. The series, now in its eighth year, is sponsored by the Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department.

The weekly series is open to the public, free of charge. Each film will begin at 7 p.m. in Classic Hall, room 102, and will be presented in its original language with English subtitles.

Schedule for International Film Series

Sept. 12 - “The Clan”

Directed by Pablo Trapero (Argentina, 2015) - Runtime: 108 minutes

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a seemingly respectable family who secretly kidnapped and killed people in the 1980s. [In Spanish with English subtitles / Topics: Crime, thriller, kidnapping, family dynamics]

Sept. 19 - “Welcome to Germany”

Directed by Simon Verhoeven (Germany, 2016) - Runtime: 116 minutes

A well-off Munich family offers boarding to a refugee. Diallo from Nigeria soon makes friends among the family members, but they are tested when they have to face racism, bureaucracy and terror suspicions because of him. [In German with English subtitles / Topics: Comedy, drama, family dynamics, refugees, racism]

Sept. 26 - “Red”

Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski (France, 1994) - Runtime: 99 minutes

Discovering that a lonely, cynical ex-judge is eavesdropping on his neighbors’ sensitive phone conversations, a young woman is simultaneously appalled and compassionate. [In French with English subtitles / Topics: Drama, mystery, redemption, coincidence, privacy]

Oct. 3 - “Malunde”

Directed by Stephane Sycholt (South Africa, 2001) - Runtime: 119 minutes

Wonderboy is a homeless, paint-huffing child; Kobus, a middle-aged luckless Afrikaner ex-soldier. Their paths cross when Wonderboy takes refuge from an angry drug dealer in Kobus's van. [Topics: Drama, (post)apartheid, childhood, poverty, crime]

Oct. 10 - “Coffee”

Directed by Hatuey Viveros Lavielle (Mexico, 2014) - Runtime: 80 minutes

This documentary explores the struggles of an indigenous family in a remote Mexican village . Their challenges range from teenage pregnancy and law school to economic survival. [In Nahuatl and Spanish with English subtitles / Topics: Documentary, death, family dynamics, race]

Oct. 17 - “Head Full of Honey”

Directed by Til Schweiger and Lars Gmehling (Germany, 2014) - Runtime: 139 minutes

Tilda takes her beloved grandfather on one last adventure before he goes into a nursing home because he has Alzheimer's disease. [In German with English subtitles / Topics: Comedy, drama, family, aging, Alzheimer´s disease]

Oct. 24 - “Seducing Doctor Lewis”

Directed by Jean-François Pouliot (Canada, 2003) - Runtime: 108 minutes

A company promises to build a factory in an economically depressed Quebecois fishing village. Now all the residents must do is lure a city doctor to their rural environment, no matter what deceptive measures it takes. [In French with English subtitles / Topics: Comedy, fishing village, welfare, city/country, deception]

Oct. 31 - “The Shining”

Directed by Stanley Kubrik (U.S.A., 1980) - Runtime: 146 minutes

A writer and his family are snowbound in a hotel and are haunted by either the hotel itself or the writer's dementia. [Topics: Horror, writing, violence, hauntings, mental decline]

Nov. 7 - “Death of a Cyclist”

Directed by Juan Antonio Bardem (Spain, 1955) - Runtime: 88 minutes

A couple having an affair strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid out of fear of their relationship being exposed. [In Spanish with English subtitles / Topics: Thriller, adultery, accident, guilt, deception]

Nov. 14 - “Suck My Shakespeer”

Directed by Bora Dagtekin (Germany, 2013) - Runtime: 119 minutes

An ex-con lands a teaching job at the school where he previously stashed stolen money. He needs that money back now! [In German with English subtitles / Topics: Comedy, German high school, relationships, crime]

Nov. 28 - “Elevator to the Gallows”

Directed by Louis Malle (France, 1958) - Runtime: 91 minutes

In Louis Malle’s debut feature, a businessman murders the husband of his mistress, triggering an ill-fated chain of events. The ground-breaking jazz score by Miles Davis contributes to the atmosphere of this New Wave classic. [In French with English subtitles / Topics: Film noir, alibi, mistaken identity, suspense, unexpected events]