Thousands of films are released each year around the world, but only a fraction are acquired for American distribution, and a smaller fraction still make their way to Ithaca. Cornell Cinema travels to film festivals and prescreens hundreds of titles each year to bring you some of the best of the fests, films that wouldn't otherwise screen in Ithaca. This semester see the latest adaptation of the 18th century French story, Dangerous Liaisons, this time set in 1930s Shanghai; a subtle comedy about foreigners and natives, In Another Country, directed by Korean master Hong Sang-soo and starring French actress Isabelle Huppert (speaking English); the Stasi-era drama, Barbara, featuring a riveting performance by Nina Hoss; and Switzerland's submission for Best Foreign Film Oscar, Sister. Make use of this ongoing series to see the films that critics are writing about and juries are awarding, films that point to new hotbeds of national cinemas and rising international directors and actors, and as always, offer fascinating insights into global cultures.
films in series
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