Film Series: Contemporary European Cinema
Each semester, the Nanovic Institute creates a thematic film series focused on European cinema. Each screening in the series will have a twenty-minute introductory presentation by a filmmaker or scholar. All films are shown in the THX-certified Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on campus.
Tickets for all films are $7 general admission, $6 faculty/staff, $5 senior citizens, and $4 all students. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 574-631-2800 or visit performingarts.nd.edu.
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Spring 2013 Film Series: Contemporary European Cinema
THE TURIN HORSE (2012)
Friday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Thomas Elsaesser, international film historian and Professor of Film and Television at the University of Amsterdam, will introduce the film.
Directed by Bela Tarr
Rated NR, 146 minutes
On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse’s neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. Immaculately photographed in Bela Tarr’s renowned long takes, The Turin Horse is the final statement from a master filmmaker.
Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Christian Petzoid
Rated PG-13, 105 minutes
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A Berlin doctor is sent to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa in summer of 1980. While her West German lover works on her escape, a new romance starts to blossom between Barbara and the head physician of her new hospital. Unsure if her new romance is a spy or not, BARBARA paints a haunting picture of a woman being slowly crushed between the irreconcilable needs of desire and survival. Winner of the Best Director prize at the Berlin Film Festival and Germany’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.
HANNAH ARENDT (2012)
Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
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Lead actress Barbara Sukowa will introduce the screening.
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, played by Barbara Sukowa, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
RUST AND BONE
Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Directed by JACQUES AUDIARD
Rated R, 118 minutes
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Marion Cotillard and Mattias Schoenaerts star in RUST AND BONE, a drama directed by Jacques Audiard and written by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain in which a marine animal trainer and a brutish bouncer develop a relationship of strength and emotional dependence.
A BURNING HOT SUMMER (2012)
Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Philippe Garrel
Rated R, 95 minutes
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Loosely evoking Godard’s Contempt, A Burning Hot Summer examines the once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frédéric (Louis Garrel) and his movie-star wife Angèle (Monica Bellucci) as it hits the rocks. When another young couple-actors Paul (Jérôme Robart) and Elisabeth (Céline Sallette)-joins them on a Roman holiday, tensions and passions flare.
Past Film Series
- Power & Fragility (Fall 2012)
- Contemporary European Cinema (Spring 2012)
- Europe Beyond Borders (Fall 2011)
- The Best of Recent European Film (2010-11)
- European Shakespeare (2009-10)
- Contemporary European Animation (2008-09)
- Humor in Recent European Film (2007-08)
- Terrorism: Perspectives from European Cinema (2006-07)
- Diaspora: Integration and Fragmentation (2005-06)