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Chiaroscuro International Film Series - 2018 Series

2018 Series Theme: Borders

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film explores the idea of borders - geographical, interpersonal, metaphorical, or otherwise. The 2018 Series presents an award-winning roster of five celebrated films from around the world.

Mediterranea
January 14, 2018

Mediterranea is a 2015 Italian drama film directed and written by Jonas Carpignano. Two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in this shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees.


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Force Majeure
January 28, 2018

Force Majeure (Turist) (Sweden/France/Norway) is a 2014 comedy-drama film directed by Ruben Östlund. A Swedish family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. In more ways than one, the family’s world is shaken to its core.


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House Without Roof
February 11, 2018

House Without Roof is a 2017 film directed and written by Soleen Yusef. The journey of siblings Liya, Jan, and Alan who were born in the Kurdish area of Iraq and grew up in Germany. 


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Two Days, One Night
February 25, 2018

Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) (Belgium/France/Italy) is a 2014 Belgian-French-Italian drama film written and directed by the Dardenne brothers, starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione.


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Hunt for the Wilderpeople
March 11, 2018

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, whose screenplay was based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump. 

 


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