August 6, 1999

Foreign films come to VSU

The Festival of Foreign Films, sponsored by Valdosta State University Office of International Programs, will run throughout the fall semester. Showings are at 8 p.m. in the University Center Theater. A speaker will introduce each English language version film and lead a brief discussion afterward. The films are from countries in which VSU students can study abroad. Showings include:

* "Bolshe Vita," Sept. 20, is about an odd group of young people who meet in Budapest during Hungary's celebration of Communism's fall. After an adventure of fun and romance, the group is forced to separate as the Mafia gets closer. Ibolya Fekete directs the film. Dr. Dennis Bogoya will be the speaker.
* "Harder They Come," Oct. 5, is about a country boy who comes to the city to find fame in the music industry. After shooting a police officer and becoming a fugitive, he receives notoriety. Perry Henzell directs the film. Dr. Napoleon Bamfo will be the speaker.
* "Educating Rita," Oct. 18, is about a young, British hairdresser who hires a tutor to teach her classical literature. Ironically, she teaches the professor how to make the most out of life. Lewis Gilbert directs the film. Dr. Theresa Thompson will be the speaker.
* "Days of Being Wild," Nov. 2, is about a group of young people who develop a special bond. The film is set in Hong Kong in the 60's. Wong Kar-Wai directs the film. Professor Grady Lacy will be the speaker.
* "Love Without Pity," Nov. 15, is about a Frenchman who has no aspirations until he meets a beautiful graduate student. The intense romance is set in Paris. Eric Rochant directs the film. Professor Grady Lacy will be the speaker.
* "Shall We Dance," Nov. 30, is a Japanese comedy in which a workaholic becomes obsessed with a beautiful dance instructor. His life becomes interesting as he finds ways to get close to her. Masayuki Suo directs the film. Dr. Matthew Richard is the speaker.

For more information, please call the Office of International Programs at 229-333-7410.

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