The University of Richmond continues its fall International Film Series in October and November with five films, including “Elena,” a special jury prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival. All films will be shown at the Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and 7:30 p.m. on Sundays, unless otherwise noted.

Films and their specific dates are:

  • Oct. 5, 7: “I Wish,” directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, begins to believe that the new bullet train service will create a miracle which will reunite them. PG, 108 min.
  • Oct. 19, 21: “Trishna,” directed by Michael Winterbottom. Trishna, a poor woman, lives with her large family in Rajasthan. She meets Jay, the son of a real estate mogul, who convinces her to work in his father’s hotel.  Eventually, she falls in love with Jay, but love soon turns to abandonment. R, 108 min.
  • Oct. 26, 28: “Amador,” directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa. A drama centered on a young woman who takes a summer job caring for a bedridden older man, and the intimate secrets they begin to share with one another. Not rated, 112 min. The Oct. 26 showing will be at Jepson Hall, Room 118.
  • Nov. 2, 4:  “Post Mortem,” directed by Pablo Larrain. September 1973 in Chile saw the plot to overthrow President Salvador Allende thrown into motion. In the turmoil, Mario, a clerk in a hospital morgue, searches for his neighbor Nancy, a cabaret dancer, who disappears. Not rated, 115 min.
  • Nov. 9, 11: “Elena,” directed by Andrei Zyvaginstev. Vladimir and his former nurse turned wife, Elena, live in Moscow. When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena’s potential inheritance, she must house a desperate plan.  Winner of the 2011 Cannes special jury prize. Not rated, 107 min.

For more information, movie trailers and reviews, visit library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html or contact Nick Vogel at 804-289-8450 or nvogel@richmond.edu. 

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