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Summer International Film Club

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics is organizing its first Summer International Film Club. Online meetings will be held weekly May 21 through June 23 to talk informally about selected movies. All of the movies are available on Kanopy, a streaming service graciously provided by the WVU Libraries, and can be watched ahead of the live Zoom discussion.

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Schedule of Events

Magical Girl (2014)
Thursday, June 4
5 p.m. 
The father of a terminally ill girl is determined to grant his daughter's last wish, a ridiculously expensive collectors' costume from a Japanese TV series. The request will drive him into a journey within his city's dark underbelly.

The Farewell (2019)
Tuesday, June 9
5 p.m. 
A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

La grande bellezza [The Great Beauty] (2013)
Thursday, June 18 
5 p.m. 
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Victoria (2015)
Tuesday, June 23
5 p.m. 
A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.