International Film Festival shows in Corvallis Nov. 5-9


CORVALLIS, Ore. – The fourth International Film Festival, showcasing a diverse array of movies from international cultures, will be held Nov. 5-9 in Corvallis.

The International Film Festival is organized by Oregon State University’s School of Language, Culture, and Society. An OSU faculty member will introduce each film. Additional sponsors and information about the festival can be found here: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/german/

Admission is free and open to the public. All screenings are held at 6 p.m. at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St. in Corvallis.

OSU faculty member Sebastian Heiduschke strongly encourages patrons to arrive early to get tickets. Reservations are not available and past films have filled up quickly. Tickets are available 15 minutes before show times.

Here is the schedule of film screenings:

  • Monday, Nov. 5: “My Afternoons with Margueritte,” France, 2010. Gérard Depardieu stars as a nearly illiterate man in his 50s who befriends an older, highly intelligent woman.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6: “Barbara,” Germany, 2012. This drama has been chosen as the German entry for possible nomination in the Academy Awards’ best foreign language film category. It follows a doctor (Nina Hoss) who relearns the meaning of trust and self-sacrifice.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7: “Kamome Diner,” Japan, 2006. This comedy, written and directed by Japanese director Naoko Ogigami, is set in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. It follows a Japanese woman who sets up a diner serving Japanese food – and the friends she makes in the process.
  • Thursday, Nov. 8: “Kora,” China/Taiwan, 2010. A Taiwanese youth cycles to Tibet to fulfill his brother's final wish, experiencing encounters and farewells, struggles with nature, and himself.
  • Friday, Nov. 9: “Cell 211,” Spain, 2009. A newly hired prison officer (Alberto Ammann) finds himself in the midst of a prison riot after an unforeseen turn of events. With the inmates around him unaware of his position, he must pretend to be a prisoner to survive among the inmates.