We’re celebrating the 5th year of Carlsbad’s Foreign Film Fridays with seven films including audience favorites. Selections have been recognized by critics as representing some of the finest cinema from across the globe. Films are screened with English subtitles at 4 and 7 p.m.
Friday, September 6 Amelie (France, Comedy, Romance, R, 2001) 2h 2m A shy, lonely French woman plays cupid to the colorful characters in her life, performing one random act of kindness after another.
Friday, September 20 The Tobacconist (Austria, Drama, NR, 2018) 1h 57m A tender story about a young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
Friday, October 4 Becoming Astrid (Sweden, Biography, NR, 2018) 2h 3m Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.
Friday, October 18 Everybody Knows (Spain, Mystery, Drama, R, 2018) 2h 13m Featuring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, a wedding outside Madrid is upset by unexpected events.
Friday, November 1 Woman at War (Iceland, Action, Drama, NR, 2018) 1h 41m Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country.
Friday, November 15 Coming Home (China, Drama, PG-13, 2014) 1h 49m Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is sent to a labor camp during the Cultural Revolution.
Friday, December 6 Once (Ireland, Music, R, 2007) 1h 26m A modern-day musical about a singer/songwriter and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.
Love movies? Check out our Cinema Club for even more film in Carlsbad!
The 2019 Foreign Film Fridays series is made possible in part by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.