UNITED Conference 2013: Must-see Foreign Films
1. Das Wunder von Bern / The Miracle of Bern
Monday, September 23 | 3:00 pm | Mead Auditorium
Presented by: Dr. Gabriel Brahm, English (NMU) & Dr. Andrei S. Markovits (University of Michigan)
The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954---and much more! The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II. Imagine: the father, a P.O.W. in Russia returns home to Germany after eleven years. His problems getting back to normal life with his wife and children are movingly depicted. Finally, subplot about a journalist and his wife reporting from the tournament completes this film, the winner of many awards.
118 minutes | German, with English subtitles | Film Trailer
2. Nostalgia de la luz / Nostalgia for the Light
Tuesday, September 24 | 5:00 pm | Mead Auditorium
Presented by: Dr. María Arenillas, Modern Languages & Literatures (NMU)
Patricio Guzman's Nostalgia for the Light, winner of the 2011 International Documentary Association Award for Best Feature, is a documentary that traces both astronomy and archaeology through the Atacama Desert, one of the most remote places on Earth. For a more detailed description and sneak peek, visit this page.
90 minutes | Spanish, with English subtitles