Film Screening: The Barbarian Invasions

I think you all could probably guess how I feel about International Lens. Free movies every week? What’s there to complain about, I think it’s a great series and I’m glad Vanderbilt does it every school year.

But all good things must come to an end, and as Vanderbilt students get ready for exams and summer International Lens has to come to an end tonight. The last screening of the school year is a film called The Barbarian Invasions. Here’s the plot summary:

Seventeen years after the Decline of the American Empire, a group of left-wing Québec intellectual friends reunite around their friend suffering from terminal cancer. A melancholic retrospective on the utopian ideals of Québecois society in the 1960s and 70s.

Oh yeah, and this movie one the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2004. That means it’s probably good. Also, it means that it’s subtitled, but reading is a small price to pay for a really good movie. It screens tonight at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema at 7pm.


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