The Laurier free film series presents “A World of Leading Ladies.” The six-part film series is open to the community and begins Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Bricker Academic Building, room 102, on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.
This fall’s series offers strong and interesting women in leading roles in films from different genres and different countries. Each film corresponds to one of the programs offered in Laurier’s Department of Languages and Literature: French, German, Spanish, Arabic, and Italian. The series is presented by Laurier’s Department of English and Film Studies, in partnership with the WLU Film Society, and with funding from the Dean of Arts Office. Each screening includes an informative introduction by a Laurier faculty member or doctoral student.
- Sept. 15: Amélie (FRA, Jean-Pierre Jeunet 2001) – Introduced by Milo Sweedler.
- Sept. 29: Run Lola Run (DEU, Tom Tykwer 1999) – Introduced by Alexandra Zimmermann.
- Oct. 20: Pan's Labyrinth (ESP, Guillermo del Toro 2006) – Introduced by Marc Olivier Reid.
- Nov. 3: Wadjda (SAU/DEU, Haifaa al-Mansour 2013) – Introduced by Hanan Abdullatif.
- Nov. 10: Bread and Tulips (ITA, Silvio Soldini 2000) – Introduced by Russell Kilbourn.
- Nov. 17: Rust and Bone (FRA, Jacques Audiard 2012) - Introduced by Sharon Marquart.