Foreign Film & Discussion Series

September 23, 2011

I Am Love  (Io Sono L’Amore)

Please join former Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria on Sunday, September 25th at 2:00 pm to watch and discuss this Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film from Italy. In Italian, rated R, 2009. Registration not required, but seating is limited.

If you are unable to attend the viewing, you may check the DVD out from the library. (If you are not a member of the Burlington County Library System, check with your own library to see if they carry it or can get it for you.)

Synopsis: Oscar winner Tilda Swinton shows off her multilingual skills in director Luca Guadagnino’s atmospheric melodrama in which family dissension, unbidden desire and other tensions bubble to the surface during the patriarch’s birthday party. When the seemingly picture-perfect Recchi clan gathers at the family villa to celebrate the great old man, the veneer of civility quickly falls away in this Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011.

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Foreign Film & Discussion Series

December 9, 2010

The Maid

Please join former Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria on Sunday, December 12th at 2:00 pm to watch and discuss this award-winning film from Argentina.

In Spanish w/English subtitles, 2009. Not Rated. Registration not required.

Raquel has served as the live-in maid for the Valdes family for 23 years. Neither truly a member of the family nor simply a servant, she inhabits an undefined space somewhere in between. Threatened when the family decides to bring on extra help, she engages in a series of increasingly frantic acts to hold on to her position.

2010 Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.