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Foreign Language Film Series 10/21: "Egyptian Maidens" (in Arabic) and "Butterfly" (in Spanish)

Release Date:
10/11/2013 12:00 AM

Foreign Language Film Series, Egyptian Maidens, 500px Egyptian Maidens (2010) [in Arabic]

As two cousins in their early 30s worry that their marriage prospects are slipping away, they must confront their painful ignorance about sex, advocating for better education but insisting on absolute purity outside marriage and the idea that male-female friendships lead to damnation. Directed by Mohamed Amin. 12pm, Maxcy 309, 125 mins.  

Foreign Language Film Series 2013, Butterfly,500px Butterfly (1999) [in Spanish] 

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school with a wonderful teacher, makes a new friend, and with his saxophone-playing brother makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age. Directed by José Luis Cuerda. 5pm, Gehring Hall 301, 96 mins.

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Foreign Language Film Series 2013, schedule, 500px 

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