Wednesday, April 21, 2010

International Festival Film Series: "Devils On The Doorstep"

"Devils On The Doorstep", an award-winning Chinese film by Jiang Wen
*english subtitles and delicious chinese and japanese food!!

The story of a Chinese villager who is forced by a mysterious figure to take custody of two prisoners from the Japanese Army until the New Year. The village leaders convene to interrogate the prisoners. The townspeople then struggle to accommodate the prisoners. One is a bellicose Japanese nationalist, the other a nervous translator. Will the townspeople manage to keep the prisoners until the New Year?

Discussion led by Professor Jerome Silbergeld

Prof. Jerome Silbergeld is P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor in Chinese Art. Professor of Art and Archaeology. He serves as Director, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art. His research includes traditional and modern Chinese painting, cinema, and gardens.

Part of the Asian Heritage Month speaker event series organized by Asian Heritage Council

Friday, April 16, 2010

Talent, Fashion, and Global Grooves!

This Saturday (April 17) at Campus Club:

9PM: International Festival 2010 presents
Enjoy bubble tea and Chez Alice desserts while witnessing fantastic talents and fashions that represent every corner of the globe.

10:30PM-2:00AM: International Students Association at Princeton (ISAP) presents
Dance to music from around the world and get a chance to win some awesome raffle prizes! We will be serving delicious international foods (bubble tea, spring rolls, samosas etc.) and giving away FREE boxers with our very own global groove design! You won't want to miss it!

Everyone is welcome! Internationals and non-internationals!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Thursday, April 15
Rocky-Mathey Theatre

A Hungarian Film by Lajos Koltai

14-year-old Gy├Ârgy's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Some reviews:

"exquisitely modulated and superbly mounted,"

The Guardian:
"an extremely powerful piece of work."

Time Out:
"I can honestly say it's one of the most powerful and thought-provoking features I've seen this year."

New York Times
"Lajos Koltai's film ranks among the best nondocumentary cinematic treatments of the Holocaust yet produced."

Nobel Prize winning author Imre Kertesz
"I was completely overwhelmed."

Discussion: led by Professor Froma Zeitlin

Professor Froma Zeitlin is the Charles Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature and a Professor of Comparative Literature. She was also the Director of Judaic Studies from its founding (1996) until 2005. She has published extensively in the field of ancient Greek literature on epic, drama, and prose fiction. As a Professor of Comparative Literature, she regularly makes students explore a totally different field: “Texts and Images of the Holocaust” and “Stolen Years: Youth under the Nazis in World War II”.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

International Festival Film Series

"Good Morning, Night" (Buongiorno, notte)

Thursday, April 8

Rocky-Mathey Theatre

An Italian film by Marco Bellocchio, winning 9 awards and 15 nominations!

The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, 55th and 61st Prime Minister of Italy, and president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade.

Discussion: led by Prof. Gaetana Marrone-Puglia from the French and Italian Department.

Gaetana Marrone-Puglia specializes in modern Italian literature and postwar Italian cinema. Her principal publications include articles in the 19th- and 20th- century literature, film, and cultural studies. She joined the Princeton faculty in 1985. She is currently a Professor of French and Italian, and also serves as Associate Chair of Italian and on the Film Studies Committee, Program in the study of Women and Gender, and Program in Italian Studies.