Annual Foreign Film Festival beings Feb. 2 at Shrewsbury Library


Shrewsbury – The Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library will hold the 11th annual February Foreign Film Festival every Sunday in February at 2 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St. The films are open and free to all. Popcorn will be provided; bring your own beverage.


The following films will be featured:


Feb. 2

“A Sunday in the Country” (G, France, 1984): This film is a lyrical portrait of an elderly painter who has no real genius, in pre-WWI France. It has won multiple awards including Cannes Film Festival Best Director and 3 Cesar Awards. In French with English subtitles; 1 hour, 34 minutes.


Feb. 9 

“Turtles Can Fly” (PG-13, Iran, 2004): Haunting film in which Kurdish children in a refugee camp disarm land mines so that they can be re-sold to arms dealers. Set on the eve of the American invasion of Iraq. Winner of a dozen awards received from 2004 – 2007.

In Kurdish, Arabic, and English with English subtitles; 1 hour, 38 minutes. 


Feb. 16  

“We Are the Nobles” (PG-13, Mexico, 2013): This film is a comedy in which a construction company tycoon fakes bankruptcy to teach his three spoiled grown children a lesson and force them to do the unthinkable – get jobs. It is the recipient of two awards and three nominations in Mexico. In Spanish with English subtitles; 1 hour, 48 minutes. 


Feb. 23 

“Comrades: Almost a Love Story” (Not Rated, Hong Kong, 1996): This film is a drama-romance involving the stories of two Chinese refugees in Hong Kong over a 10-year period.  9 Hong Kong Film Awards including Best Film. In Cantonese with English subtitles; 1 hour, 58 minutes. 


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