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16Mar
Belmont World Film 19th International Film Series, Virtual Edition
12:01 AM - 9:00 PM Massachusetts
Date: March 16, 2021 to May 10, 2021
Where: Massachusetts, Massachusetts,, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, 01776
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Event Type: Other
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Belmont World Film's 19th International Film Series, "Family Ties," goes virtual, featuring 8 of the world's top films, most available for streaming for one week each, culminating in virtual discussions led by either the filmmaker or an expert on the film's subject on Mondays at 7:30 PM. Collectively the films in this year's series focus on the many definitions and configurations of families, while exploring the ties that bind or sometimes separate. Three of this year's films were their countries' submissions for the Best International Feature Film Oscar, and one is currently shortlisted for a nomination! In keeping with previous years, nearly half the films are directed by women. The line-up includes: March 16-22: LUNANA directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji (Bhutan) New England premiere. An aspiring singer, living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan, dreams of getting a visa to relocate to Australia, but first must serve at the most remote school in the world, located in a glacial village in the Himalayas. March 24-30: CHARLATAN directed by Agnieszka Holland (Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland) New England premiere. Oscar nominee Holland (Europa, Europa) directs this true story of a natural healer caught in the crosshairs of the former Czechoslovakia's totalitarian regime in the 1950s. April 2-5: A SON directed by Mehdi Barsaoui (Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar) New England premiere. In the summer of 2011, in the immediate aftermath of Tunisia's "Jasmine Revolution," an upper middle-class family spends a weekend in southern Tunisia. A surprising story unfolds, resulting in an examination of the family's liberal and modern lifestyle, as well as how religious traditions impact established medical practices. April 6-12: SURPRISE SCREENING April 13-19: THE DAZZLED directed by Sarah Suco (France) East Coast premiere. A 12-year-old girl's parents join a controlling religious commune in southwestern France, making her on outcast at school and dashing
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