26th Annual International Film Series

Spring 2015

Sponsored by the University of Richmond's Media Resource Center and the Office of International Education.

Free and open to the public, all films are shown in the Ukrop Auditorium in the Robins School of Business (except where noted) at the University of Richmond. Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

Parking Information

A limited number of visitor parking spaces are available in lot R10 (adjacent to the Robins School of Business). Visitors can also obtain a guest parking pass by contacting University Parking Services at (804) 289-8703, email parking@richmond.edu or complete the online visitor vehicle registration form.

Someone in Love

Friday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 18
Like Someone in Love 
Japan, 2012, directed by Abbas Kiarostami
109 min., NR
Trailer / ReviewsUR Library Catalog Search

In addition to studying sociology at a university in Tokyo, Akiko works evenings as a high-end prostitute in the city. She forms an unusual relationship with an older client, Takashi, a former university professor. Akiko’s jealous boyfriend, Noriaki, crosses paths with her new client, believing him to be Akkiko’s grandfather. Suspense mounts as Akiko and Takashi worry their secrets will be revealed.


Friday, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 25
To Kill a Man (Matar a un hombre)
Chile/Columbia, 2014, directed by Alejandro Fernandez Almendras
82 min., NR
Trailer / Reviews

Terrorized by a local gang of thugs, Jorge, a working-class man, struggles to keep his family safe. Jorgito, Jorge’s emboldened son, decides to stand up to the leader of the clan, Kaulue, but gets shot in the process. Seemingly unable to get the protection and justice they deserve through layers of bureaucracy, Jorge feels forced into defending his family on his own.


Friday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Feb. 1
Haute Cuisine
France, 2012, directed by Christian Vincent
95 min., NR

Trailer / Reviews 

Inspired by actual events, Haute Cuisine tells the story of renowned chef Hortense Laborie as she is unexpectedly appointed as the French president’s first female cook. After reluctantly accepting the appointment to the presidential palace, Hortense, with her strong character and spirit, is able to establish herself among a jealous, all-male kitchen crew.


Friday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 8
Mother of George
USA, 2013, directed by Andrew Dosunmu 
107 min., Rated R

Trailer / Reviews

Nigerian couple Ayodele and Adenike are recently married and struggling to conceive. Cultural expectations and a persistent mother-in-law put immense pressure on the couple to have a child. When a prescribed fertility treatment and adoption are ruled out, family members secretly, and successfully, scheme to have Adenike conceive with her husband’s brother, Biyi. Believing he is the father, Ayodele is crushed when Adenike reveals the secret.

On the Ice

Friday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 22
On the Ice
USA, 2012, directed by Andrew MacLean
100 min., NR
Trailer / Reviews / UR Library Catalog Search

Alaskan Iñupiaq teenagers, Qalli and Aivaaq, set out on a seal hunt with their friend, James. A struggle among the boys ensues and James is killed. Qalli and Aivaaq become panicked over the situation and develop a story to explain James’ death, not as a murder, but as a tragic accident. The town of Barrow is hit hard by the loss of one of their own, while Qalli is left to deal with the guilt from his actions on that fateful day.


Friday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, March 1
The Deflowering of Eva Van EndKid With a Bike
Netherlands, 2011, directed by Michael ten Horn
94 min., NR

Trailer / Reviews 

A misfit teenager, Eva, has a surprise for her dysfunctional family: she’s signed them up to host a German exchange student. In great satirical style, exchange student Veit arrives and is perfect in almost every way. His virtuous character is starkly and hilariously juxtaposed against Eva’s family, who are dealing with insecurities and various troubles. His presence, somehow, helps the family reinvent themselves.

Land ho

Friday, March 20 and Sunday, March 22
Land Ho!
Iceland/USA, 2014, directed by Aaron Katz and Martha Stevens
96 min., Rated R

Trailer / Reviews

Aging brothers-in-law Mitch and Colin set off on a road-trip adventure through Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth. Fun-loving Mitch is just the influence to get Colin out of his comfort zone. From trendy Reykjavíc clubs to the rugged, picturesque countryside, their comedic trip has them exploring several sites in Iceland, as well as such themes as friendship, loneliness, and aging.

German Dr

Friday, March 27 and Sunday, March 29

**NOTE: The Friday 3:00pm showing (only) will be held in the
Carol Weinstein International Center Commons**

The German Doctor (Wakolda)
Argentina, 2013, directed by Lucia Puenzo
93 min., Rated PG-13
Trailer / Reviews / UR Library Catalog Search

From Auschwitz to Argentina, The German Doctor is a true story of a German family in Argentina who, unknowingly, harbored one of the world’s most dangerous criminals—Josef Mngele. In this historical fiction account of their interactions, Enzo and Eva welcome the doctor into their home and their lives. While Israeli agents are actively searching for the doctor, young Lilith develops an intriguing relationship with him.

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Friday, Febrary 13 - Sunday Febrary 15

Join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the ChinaFest Weekend.

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