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Groups host international film series

April 02, 2012 12:00AM

The PSU Student Activities Council and Gorillas Out of Bounds will sponsor a free foreign film festival April 2-4 in 409 Russ Hall. Each of the films has been critically acclaimed and each represents cinematography from a different nation. Each of the films will have English sub titles, is free and open to the public.

The series begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 2, with the Italian film, “Life is Beautiful.” Filmed in 1997, “Life is Beautiful” won the Oscar for best foreign language film, best actor and best music. It tells the story of how a Jewish man used his humor to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

On Tuesday, April 3, the series continues at 7 p.m. with “Karthik Calling Karthik,” an Indian Bollywood film from 2010. In this film, a much-abused loner achieves success and even wins the heart of a beautiful co-worker.

The series concludes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, with “Pan's Labyrinth,” shot in Spain and Mexico in 2007.  “Pan's Labyrinth” won Oscars for cinematography, make-up, and art direction, and the Palm d'Or at the Cannes film festival. Set in fascist Spain of 1944, the film tells the story of the stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer who escapes from reality into her own fantasy world.

Gorillas Out of Bounds will sell refreshments at the showings and a silent auction fundraiser of international items will take place on Wednesday.

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