The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are proud to present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year's strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the monthly screenings will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur. The ongoing partnership, now in its second year, encourages cinematic discussion and film education among local students and audiences via contemporary masterpieces.
About the film
A hit at last year's Cannes Film Festival and widely hailed by critics as the best undistributed film of 2012, director Joachim Lafosse's tragic heart-wrenching character study follows a housewife who begins to suffocate under the psychological pressures of trying to simultaneously please her husband, his over-bearing live-in father and their several children.
Director: Joachim Lafosse
Cast: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne, Baya Belal, Stephane Bissot, Mounia Raoui, Redouane Behache, Yannick Renier, Nathalie Boutefeu
Country/Year: Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland 2012
Run time: 111 minutes
Official Selection of: Cannes Film Festival 2012, New York Film Festival 2012
Film Discussion led by Professor Suzanne Gauch
Suzanne Gauch is associate professor of English at Temple University, where she teaches postcolonial, gender, and film studies. She is the author of Liberating Shahrazad: Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Islam (2007), and numerous essays on African and Maghrebi literature and film. She is a recent recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Morocco, and is currently completing a book on contemporary North African cinema.
General Admission: $5.00
PFS Members: FREE
UArts Current Students & Faculty: FREE
When & Where
The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS)’s mission is to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema, programming the Roxy theater, thereby providing daily access to films and experiences from which the Philadelphia community can be further engaged and educated, as well as by offering unique and varied screenings and events throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and instrument of cultural change.