Sunday, April 3: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
(Die letzten Tage – 2005)
Genre: Drama / Biographical
Duration: 120 min.
Director: Marc Rothemund
Screenplay: Fred Breinersdorfer
Cast: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held
Highlights Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscar Awards (2006)
Winner Best Director and Best Actress, Berlin International Film Festival (2006)
Synopsis: A drama based on real events. Discusses the cause of a group of college students through peaceful resistance they try to resist the Nazi machine war. Among young Sophie Scholl is the only woman in the group who is arrested when she was distributing pamphlets with his brother at the University of Munich.
Sunday April 10: Hannah Arendt (2012)
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Writer: Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta
Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer
Highlights Awards: Best Actress, Bavarian Film Awards
Best Lead Actress, German Film Awards (2013)
Best Film, Valladolid International Film Festival (2012)
Synopsis: Biopic, German director Margarethe von Trotta. Based on the life of Hannah Arendt, philosopher and Jewish-German theoretical, focused on the response of Arendt on the trial of ex – Nazi Adolf Eichmann, who covered for The New Yorker in 1961.
Sunday, April 24: Days of Glory – 2006
Genre: Drama, Baetica.
Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Written by: Rachid Bouchareb , Olivier Lorelle
Starring: Samy Naceri , Zem , Sami Bouajila
Highlights Awards: Nominated for Oscar Awards, Best Foreign Film (2007)
Winning Best Actor Award, Cannes Film Festival (2006)
Synopsis: In 1943, four Muslim Algerians fighting in the French army. There, Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud and Yassir will face not only the enemy troops but also the prejudices and racism of their fellow troops.
Sunday, May 8: Au revoir les enfants
(Au revoir les enfants – 1987).
Director: Louis Malle
Script: Louis Malle
Starring: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette
Highlights Awards: Nominated for Best Screenplay Oscars
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (1988) Awards
Nominated for Best Foreign Film, Golden Globes (1988)
In a Catholic boarding school for men, amid the occupation of France by the Germans, Julian, a young man of 13 years, befriends Bonnet; a Jewish partner who is admitted to the school to keep him safe.