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Belmont World Film's 18th Annual International Film Series

Studio Cinema

Monday • April 15

Clock Icon 7:30 PM
Money Icon $9 - $12. Online: $11 GA; $9 students & seniors Day of show: $12, $10; EBT cardholders 1/2 price Passport: $75 Buy Tickets
Location Icon Studio Cinema
376 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA 02478

Event Details

Belmont World Film's 18th Annual International Film Series features seven weekly films, many of which premiered and won awards at the world’s major film festivals, followed by thought-provoking discussions led by expert speakers. Except for opening night on Sunday, March 17, screenings take place on Mondays at 7:30 PM. The opening and closing night films are preceded by optional dinner receptions at the theater from 6:00-7:00 PM.

3/17: THE HEART (Sweden). A contemporary story about love, relationships, and independence, set in Gothenberg and Stockholm and starring actress Fanni Metelius (Ruben Ostlund’s FORCE MAJEURE), who also wrote and directed the film.

3/25: ASH IS PUREST WHITE (China). Director Jia Zhangke continues his body of work as a recorder of 21st-century China and its warp-speed transformations with this melodrama about a mobster and his girlfriend that unfolds over 15 years.

4/1: THE HEIRESSES (Paraguay). A once wealthy older woman, who resumes driving again after her girlfriend is imprisoned on fraud charges. She starts a local taxi service for a group of wealthy elderly ladies and meets an exciting younger woman who shakes up her life. Paraguay’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.

4/8: JIRGA (Australia). A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier who returns to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness from the family of a civilian man he accidentally killed during the war. Australia’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.

4/15: ASAKO I AND II (Japan). A dramedy based on a 2010 novel about a woman who falls in love with two men who look the same but act completely differently.

4/22: HENDI & HORMOZ (Iran). According to local custom on the island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, thirteen-year-old Hendi is married off to sixteen-year-old Hormoz.

4/29: SIR (India). In order to escape the pitfalls of the old-fashioned village that condemned her as a young widow, a woman moves to Mumbai to become a servant for a privileged businessman, with dreams of becoming a fashion designer.

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