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The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2011)

MLLI Film Festival Monday, April 6 | 7 p.m. The Kid with a Bike (2011) Sherman Hall Room 003 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s sublime tale of love and redemption begins with an 11-year-old boy in frantic, desperate motion. Refusing to acknowledge that he’s been abandoned by his father, Cyril escapes the children’s home where he’s been living, hoping …

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Juan of the Dead (Alejandro Brugués, Spain- Cuba 2011)

MLLI Film Festival  Tuesday, March 3 | 7:00 p.m. Juan of the Dead (Alejandro Brugués, Spain-Cuba 2011) Public Policy Building Room 105 Juan is 40 years old, most of which he spent in Cuba doing absolutely nothing. Suddenly some strange things start to happen, people are turning violent and attacking one another. Juan was first convinced …

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Foster Boy (Switzerland, Markus Imboden, 2011)

MLLI Film Festival Wednesday, March 4 | 7:00 p.m. Administration Building, Room 101  Based on thousands of true cases of a practice that lasted centuries until the 1950s, this popular Swiss feature film follows the story of Max, who is contracted out of an orphanage to a peasant farmer, where, to escape brutal physical labor, starvation, …

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MLLI Film Festival: The Attorney (Korea, 2010)

MLLI Film Festival Friday, November 7 | 2:00 p.m. The Attorney (Korea, 2010)  Public Policy Building Room 105 As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the Korean area of MLLI will screen The Attorney (original title: Byeonhoin). The film is a 2013 South Korean drama film based on a true …

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MLLI Film Festival: The Admiral (Russia, 2008)

MLLI Film Festival Monday, November 10 | 7:00 p.m. The Admiral (Russia, 2008)  ITE Building Room 102 As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the Russian area of MLLI will screen The Admiral. The film is a 2008 biopic about Alexander Kolchak, a Vice-Admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy …

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MLLI Film Festival: Lore (Germany, 2012)

MLLI Film Festival Thursday, November 13 | 7:00 p.m. Lore (Germany, 2012)  Physics Building Room 101 As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival series, the department will screen Lore (Germany, 2012). Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies …

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Russian Culture and Couture: An Evening of Russian Song, Cuisine, and Fashion

Russian Culture and Couture: An Evening of Russian Song, Cuisine, and Fashion Sunday, December 7 | 5:00-8:00 p.m.  University Center Ballroom On Sunday, December 7, the UMBC Russian Club will present, “Russian Culture and Couture Hosted at UMBC: An Evening of Russian Song, Cuisine, and Fashion.” The event is supported by the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and …

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MLLI Film Festival: Black Bread (Spain, 2010)

MLLI Film Festival Wednesday, October 22 | 7:15 p.m. Black Bread (Spain, 2010)  Administration Building Room 101 As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the Spanish area of MLLI will screen Black Bread (Spain, 2010). In the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940’s, a local man is accused of murder and his …

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MLLI Film Festival: Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011)

MLLI Film Festival Tuesday, November 4 | 7:00 p.m. Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011)  Administration Building Room 101 As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the French area of MLLI will screen Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011). Set in a francophone school in Montréal, Monsieur Lazhar is a profound story about a class of …

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