The International Film Series continues with a screening each Wednesday evening during the winter semester. The series, now in its ninth 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.


Jan. 15 A Moonless Night

Directed by Germán Tejeira (Uruguay, 2015) - Runtime: 78 minutes

On New Year's Eve, a magician, a cab driver, and a singer, travel to a small town in the Uruguayan countryside, where their three stories unfold in dramatic and comical ways. [In Spanish with English subtitles.]

Jan. 22 Run Lola Run

Directed by Tom Tykwer (Germany, 1998) - Runtime: 80 minutes

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. Featuring Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu and Herbert Knaup. [In German with English subtitles.]

Jan. 29 Amélie

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France, 2001) - Runtime: 122 minutes

A lonely young woman living in her own fantastic world resolves to become a do-gooder and in the process, finds love. Jeunet’s colorful film captures the beauty of the random moments that make life intriguing. [In French with English subtitles.]

Feb. 5 Timbuktu

Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania and France, 2014) - Runtime: 96 minutes

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed when they are forced to follow the new laws of their foreign occupants. [In French and Arabic with English subtitles.]

Feb. 12 The Guardians

Directed by Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran (USA, 2018) - Runtime: 70 minutes

An indigenous community in Mexico confronts internal divisions and illegal loggers in order to recover the ancient forest they nearly destroyed. Like the millions of monarchs that also call this forest home, their survival depends on it. [In Spanish with English subtitles.]

Feb. 19 The Princess and the Warrior

Directed by Tom Tykwer (Germany, 2000) - Runtime: 135 minutes

Two enamored strangers look for a warm place in a cold world. Featuring Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann and Joachim Król. [In German with English subtitles.]

Note: No film will be shown Feb. 26 while the College observes Winter Break.

March 4 Monsieur Lazhar

Directed by Philippe Falardeau (Canada, 2011) - Runtime: 94 minutes

When an Algerian immigrant to Montreal replaces a grade school teacher who committed suicide, he gently helps grieving students, while revealing his own personal loss. [In French with English subtitles.]

March 11 On Body and Soul

Directed by Ildikó Enyedi (Hungary, 2017) - Runtime: 116 minutes

When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams – where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love – they decide to make their dreams come true but it’s difficult in real life. [In Hungarian with English subtitles.]

March 18 The Day of the Beast

Directed by Álex de la Iglesia (Spain, 1995) - Runtime: 103 minutes

Bent on committing as many sins as possible to avert the birth of the beast, a Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult. [In Spanish with English subtitles.]

March 25 In July

Directed by Fatih Akin (Germany and Turkey, 2000) - Runtime: 99 minutes

A young, insecure teacher embarks on a journey through Europe to Turkey, where he wants to see a woman again whom he believes to be his fate. [In German with English subtitles.]

April 1 The Unknown Girl

Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium, 2016) - Runtime: 113 minutes

After a young doctor refuses to open her clinic door at night, she discovers she could have prevented a murder. [In French with English subtitles.]