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New Foreign Films Spring/Summer 2014

New foreign films at the Highland Park Library

On the desolated coast of Veracruz, seventeen-year-old Sebastian takes over running his uncle's small and cozy rent-by-the hour motel. There he meets Miranda, a regular customer who comes to the motel to meet a lover who always keeps her waiting. As Sebastian and Miranda get to know each other, an ambiguous game of seduction begins between them. Spanish, 100 min. ccsp.ent.sirsi.ne...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is a human whirlwind. In this hilarious send-up of diplomacy and international politics, he takes on American neo-cons, corrupt Russians and the opportunistic Chinese while his hapless speech writer endures the eccentricities of his megalomaniacal boss and his sycophantic entourage. French, 114 min. ccsp.ent.sirsi.ne...

In Jordan, in 1967, tens of thousands of refugees pour across the border from Palestine. Separated from his father in the chaos of war, Tarek, eleven, and his mother Ghaydaa are placed in a temporary refugee camp. Seeking to escape the difficulties of camp life, Tarek's free spirit and curious nature lead him to a group of people on a journey that will change their lives. Arabic, 98 min. ccsp.ent.sirsi.ne...

When the CEO of France's Phenix Bank collapses on the golf course, Machiavellian young executive Marc Tourneuil is crowned as his replacement. A whirlwind of ruthless ambition, power struggles, greed and deception ensues as Tourneuil's brutal ascent is jeopardized by a hostile takeover attempt from a large American hedge. French, 114 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Following his brother-in-law's suicide, sea captain Marco goes AWOL to rescue his estranged sister and teenaged niece from a powerful, wealthy businessman, who just so happens to be his lover's husband. But Marco's attempt at heroism is soon thwarted as he delves further into the hellish world his sister has involved herself. French, 100 min. highlandpark.bibl...

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings; a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. Hebrew, 110 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi. It tells a story of a young woman watching over her older husband, in a country torn apart by war. A bullet in the neck has reduced him to a comatose state. One day, the woman's vigil changes. She begins to speak truth to her silent husband, telling him about her suffering, her dreams and her secrets. Persian, 102 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Gao and his friends are the happiest kids in the city of Galilee. Living on the rooftops of this bustling metropolis, sometimes life can be tough, but they still churn out songs all day, and dance under the stars at night. But when Gao meets his dream girl, a billboard beauty named Sian, fate takes him on a wild ride through the high and low parts of the town he loves. Chinese, 122 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Franck spends his summer vacation searching for companionship and sexual encounters at a popular cruising spot. He meets Michel, an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls blindly in love. When a death occurs, they both become the primary suspects but they choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their potentially lethal relationship. French, 100 min. highlandpark.bibl...

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. German & English, 106 min. highlandpark.bibl...