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Building Bridges: An International Film Series

Building Bridges International Film Series
March 23, 2017

FLL sponsored film series at Zinema

The UMD Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the College of Liberal Arts, in collaboration with the Zinema 2 Theater at the Zeitgeist Arts Center, sponsored a successful foreign film series from March 19-23, 2017.  The series included six international films (with subtitles) organized around the theme of "Building Bridges."  Following each film, there was opportunity for informal discussion over appetizers in the Zeigeist Atrium.

The films shown were:

The Cranes are Flying (1957)
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
March 19th, 4:30 PM
Section: Russian Area Studies
Young lovers Veronika and Boris are torn apart by WWII.

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta
March 19th 7 PM
Section: German Studies
Film adaptation of Heinrich Böll’s novel about a woman who faces harassment by the tabloid press and the police after spending a night with a wanted fugitive.

Dor (2006)
Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor
March 20 7 PM
Section: Cultural Entrepreneurship
Two women from very different backgrounds are brought together through the events in their lives.

Intouchables (2011)
Directed by Nakache/Tolenado,
March 21 7 PM
Section: French Studies
Inspired by the true story of a friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic and his French-Algerian caretaker.

American Dreams in China (2013)
Directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
March 22 7 PM
Section: Chinese Area Studies
Three friends build an English-language school that caters to young people who dream of studying in the U.S.

No (2012)
Directed by Pablo Larraín
March 23 7 PM
Section: Latin American Studies and Hispanic Studies
Story of the campaign to win the plebiscite that toppled the dictatorship of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet in 1988.

FLL Film Series Poster
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For more information contact: Dan Nolan (; tel.: 218 726 6213.