A series of seven foreign films will be presented at Coastal Carolina University during the spring 2006 semester.
The movies will be shown in the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in room 109 at 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and again the same day at 7 p.m. in Coastal's Wall Auditorium. The films are free and open the public.
The Waccamaw Center is located at 160 Willbrook Blvd. west of U.S. 17 next to the Hampton Inn in Litchfield.
The series is sponsored by Coastal's Office of Student Activites. For more information, call 349-2301.
Jan. 16 – "Sequins"
When 17-year-old Claire learns she is pregnant, she quits her supermarket job and finds refuge as an assistant to Madame Melikian, an embroiderer for haute couture designers who has recently lost her son. Working side by side, as Claire's belly grows rounder, the threads of embroidery create a bond between the two women. Directed by Eleonore Faucher.
GERMANY - 2003 - 118 mins - Color - In German with English subtitles
Jan. 30 – "A Friend of the Deceased"
A moody young intellectual at the end of his rope impulsively hires a hit man to end his miserable existence, which gives him a new devil-may-care attitude and a new lease on life. But when he tries to call off his suicidal deal, he finds the machinery is already in motion. Directed by Vyacheslav Krishtofovich.
UKRAINE - 1998 - 100 mins - Color - In Russian with English subtitles
Feb.13 - "James' Journey to Jerusalem"
Young James, a devout wide-eyed Christian, attempts a pilgrimage from his African village to the Holy Land. Jailed by the immigration authorities upon his arrival in Tel Aviv, he is bailed out by a shady small-time businessman. James perseveres in his religious quest until he gets a taste of fortune by exploiting his employer's friends and colleagues for his own profit. Directed by R. Alexandrowicz.
ISRAEL - 2003 - 87 mins - Color - In Hebrew with English subtitles
Feb. 27 – "Day of Wacko"
Adam is a 49-year-old elementary school teacher with a grudge against humanity. He blames his neighbors, his mother, and his students for his unhappiness, but refuses to confront the real source of his angst: himself. Directed by Marek Koterski
POLAND - 2002 - 90 mins - Color - In Polish with English subtitles
March 27 – "Satin Rouge"
A widowed Tunisian seamstress is drawn to an exotic nightclub while investigating a
suspected liaison between her headstrong teenage daughter and a cabaret musician. She strikes up a friendship with one of the dancers and eventually takes the stage herself. Directed by Raja Amari
TUNISIA - 2002 - 95 mins - Color - In Arabic with English subtitles
April 10 – "Nico & Dani"
Two teenage boys, Nico and Dani, spend every summer at Dani's seaside villa. But when Nico sets out to lose his virginity with an experienced girl, the suddenly jealous Dani retaliates with a series of pranks that escalate from mischievous to potentially destructive. Directed by Cesc Gay
SPAIN - 2000 - 90 mins - Color - In Spanish with English subtitles
April 24 – "Nobody Knows"
Based on a true story, four siblings are abandoned by their mother in a small apartment in Tokyo and must gradually learn to make their own way. Directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu
JAPAN - 2004 - 141 mins - Color - In Japanese with English subtitles