The winter/spring season of City of Carlsbad’s popular Foreign Film Fridays series returns to Carlsbad City Library’s newly renovated Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located at 1775 Dove Lane. Films are screened at 4 and 7 p.m. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Admission is free.
Films are screened in their original language with English subtitles.
At a Glance
The following are this season’s films.
March 3, 2017
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (South Korea, R, 2008) 130 minutes
In this hilarious, action-packed western, three villains race to uncover a buried treasure fighting wild bandits, gangsters and each other along the way. The film, inspired by Sergio Leone’s classic “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
March 17, 2017 A Man Called Ove (Sweden, PG-13, 2015) 116 min.
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Based on the best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman.
April 7 About Elly (Iran, NR, 2009) 119 min.
In this psychological thriller, a group of college friends reunite for a weekend. But when young teacher Elly mysteriously disappears, tensions escalate as they try to find the truth of what happened.
April 21 Gabrielle (Canada, R, 2013) 104 min.
Gabrielle, a young woman with Williams Syndrome, and her boyfriend Martin are inseparable. However, because they are “different,” others are fearful for their relationship.
May 5 Labyrinth of Lies (Germany, R, 2014) 124 min.
Set in post-war Germany, a story about the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up Nazi crimes during World War II.
May 19 Our Little Sister (Japan, PG, 2015) 128 min.
A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half-sister.
Location and hours: Carlsbad City Library complex, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011 Fridays, 4 and 7 p.m.