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MCC International Film Series: Spring 2013

Titles, descriptions of all films shown in the MCC International Film Series

The Intouchables

February 15 – The Intouchables (France) - A rich quadriplegic, living in a mansion in Paris, requires a live-in care-giver. A young offender turns up for an interview, but he is not really looking to get the job. However, to his surprise, he is hired. The two men then develop a close friendship. Based on a true story. Stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. Omar Sy won the 2012 César Award for Best Actor. 112 mins. Biographical dramady. French. Rated R.

Applause

March 15 – Applause (Denmark) - Recovering alcoholic stage actress, Thea Barfoed has gone through turmoil. Having divorced her husband, Christian, and relinquished custody of their two boys during her heavy drinking days, Thea wants to start over. On stage, Thea plays the binge drinking, ostentatious Martha in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF. Ironically, her stage character bears an uncanny resemblance to her personal life. Paprika Steen stars. 85 mins. Drama. Danish. Rated R.

The Other Son

April 12 The Other Son (France) - As he prepares to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents’ biological son, but that he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. This revelation turns the lives of these two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, their values, and their beliefs.  Stars Jules Sitruk and Medhi Dehbi. 105 min. Drama. French. Rated PG-13. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this film has been rescheduled and will be shown on April 19 instead.

Argo

May 10 – Argo (United States) - When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador. Inspired by actual events. Ben Affleck stars and directs. 120 mins. Drama. English/Persian. Rated  R.