CORVALLIS, Ore. – A series of films from Austria, including the recent Oscar winner “Amour,” will be shown in Corvallis starting the week of April 9.
Organized by the German program of Oregon State University’s School of Language, Culture, and Society, this series of four recent Austrian films is free and open to the public.
All films are subtitled and will play at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St., Corvallis. The schedule is:
Tuesday, April 9, 4 p.m.: “Landscapes of Memory – The Life of Ruth Kluger,” a biopic about high-profile author Ruth Klüger, a famous scholar of German literature. Her autobiography, “Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered,” is an international bestseller. The director Renata Schmidtkunz and Holocaust survivor Klüger will be present for the screening.
Tuesday, April 23, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.: “Breathing,” tells the story of a 19-year-old man who finds a new lease on life when he takes a job at a funeral home.
Tuesday, May 14, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.: “Kuma,” a drama about the intertwining lives of two women, Fatma, a housewife with six children, and Ayse, a 19-year-old who is about to become the second wife of Fatma’s husband.
Tuesday, June 4, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.: “Amour,” the Oscar-winning drama portrays the lives of a retired Parisian couple whose love is tested when the wife becomes severely ill.
The series is sponsored by the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles.