International Film Forum kicks off on Monday, September 25

22 September 2023

Carleton’s International Film Forum begins its annual series of contemporary cinema from around the globe on Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Weitz Cinema.  Screenings are open to all and are offered free of charge.

The first screening will be HAVANA:  THE ART OF MAKING RUINS, a 2006 documentary by Florian Borchmeyer about the picturesque ruined buildings of Cuba’s capital city and the difficult realities of the people who live there.  The film is a portrait of the inhabited ruins of. Havana and their strange blend of magic and demolition and captures the final moments of these buildings before they’re renovated – or simply collapse altogether.

Future screenings include:

October 2 Concerned Citizen (2022) by Idan Haguel (Israel)

October 9 The Big Hit (UN TRIOMPHE) (2020) by Emmanual Courcon (France)

October 23 White Snake (2019) by Amp Wong and Ji Zhao (China)

October 30 The Last Shelter (2021) by Ousmane Samassekou (Mali)

November 6 The Cordillera of Dreams (2019) by Patricio Guzman (Chile)

Screenings are introduced by Carleton faculty members and discussion often follows the film.  All showings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Weitz Cinema.