July Foreign Film Festival
at Gunn Memorial Library

Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will feature a four week Foreign Film Festival in July. The selections, each from a different country, are among some of the best rated in their genre. The films will be screened Mondays at 1pm in their original language with English subtitles.

Loveless
Monday, July 9, 2018
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. In Loveless, Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.
(Russia) R / 2hr 9min

A Fantastic Woman
Monday, July 16, 2018
Winner Best Foreign Language Film. Marina is a young woman who leads a double life as a waitress and a nightclub singer. She’s dating Oscar, a man 30 years her senior. Marina’s life is thrown into turmoil when Oscar falls ill and dies. It’s revealed that Marina is also a transgender woman, and both her identity and her relationship with Oscar are treated as both perverse and suspicious. Marina comes into her own as she struggles with being shunned by Oscar’s family.
(Chile) R / 1hr 40min

The Wedding Plan
Monday, July 23, 2018
Michal is an Orthodox Jew who has been planning her wedding for basically her whole life. As the big day approaches, her fiance bows out and is no longer going to be the groom. Michal refuses to cancel the wedding, instead relying upon her faith to supply her with a husband. The wedding is only one month away, and there is no groom. She tries her hardest to find a husband who will meet the family’s expectations and satisfy her needs for a healthy personal and social life, all while trying to maintain her beliefs and uphold her religious standards.
(Israel) PG / 1hr 50min

Amelie
Monday, July 30, 2018
A French romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, it is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.
(France) R / 2hr 1min

Mondays at 1 pm

Free
Registration is requested

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At Route 47 on the Green
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