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Leichhardt Library International Film Group

Leichhardt Library International Film GroupForeign Film is a term used primarily in English-speaking countries to refer to film and film industries of non-English-speaking countries.

Join us as we explore these masterpieces of film each month.

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Leichhardt Library International Film Group 2018 Programme

8 February - Aftershock

aftershock-landscape-140x85Directed by Feng Xiaogang, Aftershock depicts the aftermath of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake and the heartbreaking separation of a family. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

Rated - M     Duration - 135 mins


8 March - The Salesman

salesman-landscape-140x85A couple's marriage begins to sour after they start performing Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Winner of the 2017  Oscar for Best Foreign Language Picture. In Farsi with English subtitles.

Rated - M     Duration - 125 minutes


12 April - Embrace of the Serpent

embrace-the-serpent-landscape-140x85The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who build a friendship with him. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Rated - M     Duration - 119 minutes


10 May - Things to Come

things-to-come-landscape-140x85A passionate middle-aged philosophy professor rethinks her already much-examined life after an unforeseen divorce. In French with English subtitles.

Rated - M     Duration - 98 minutes


14 June - After the Storm

after-the-storm-landscape-140x85A dissolute private detective attempts to reconnect with his distrustful family following the death of his father. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Rated - PG     Duration - 117 minutes


12 July - A man called Ove

Ove_140x85Meet Ove, a cranky curmudgeon who seethes with perpetual annoyance at everyone around him until a boisterous Iranian family moves in next door and he finds himself opening up to the unwanted and unexpected. In Swedish with English subtitles.

Rated - M     Duration - 111 minutes


9 August - Frantz

frantz140x85Post World War I and the arrival of an enigmatic Frenchman raises suspicions and ignites passions in a young woman's war-wounded home town. In French with English subtitles.

Rated - PG     Duration - 114 minutes


13 September - A Separation

aseparation140x85jpgA married couple are faced with a difficult decision: to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. In Persian with English subtitles.

Rated - PG     Duration - 113 minutes


11 October - Babette's Feast

babettes_feast140x85Two pious sisters grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa's former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette to serve as the family cook. In Danish with English subtitles.

Rated - G     Duration - 105 minutes


8 November - Marshland

marshland140x85A series of brutal murders in the Spanish deep south bring together two disparate characters, both detectives in the homicide division, to investigate the cases. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Rated - MA     Duration - 105 minutes


13 December - The Teacher

the-teacher140x85Inspired by the true story of a Communist-era school teacher who manipulated her pupils and their families for unprecedented personal gain. In Slovak with English subtitles.

Rated - PG     Duration - 98 minutes