Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo, the Department Chair of the International Languages and the Language Lab, will host an International Film Festival where they will play the film The White Ribbon.
The White Ribbon will be shown on Oct. 21 and will be free to the public and open to students and the community. There will be a small reception with food, drinks and a discussion.
The film has won two academy award nominations in 2009 for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography. The film also was the winner of the Golden Globe Award in 2009. The film also took first place at the 2009 Palme D’Or, Cannes Film Festival.
Hernandez-Bravo who is also a professor of the Spanish language, civilization and literature, hopes to show all the films that were nominated for the Oscar as the Best Foreign film.
The film’s plot takes place on July 1913 from the time of the outbreak of World War I. Extraordinary events start to arise in a small village in northern Germany which the Germans believe it to be a ritual punishment. The children appear to be the center of these mysterious actions.
The Los Angeles Film Club is sponsoring this film as well as the Student Government.