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IUP offers spring 2011 foreign film series

by IUP News Service on February 22, 2011 3:00 AM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's spring 2011 Foreign Film and Music Series will continue Sunday with Kazakh film "Tulpan." Musical guest for the evening will be Kittiphong "Mu" Praphan.

"Tulpan," is in Kazakh with English subtitles and follows Asa, a dreamer who recently served with the Russian Navy, as he tries to establish his life as a shepherd in Kazakhstan. Asa soon finds himself attempting to win the affections of his neighbor, Tulpan. Will he find success as a herder and suitor?

Sponsored and organized by the IUP Office of International Education, the series will provide film showings every other Sunday through April 10 in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, on the IUP campus. Shows will be at 5:30 and 8 p.m., with live music preceding the film. All films and musical performances are free and open to the community.

Remaining films in the series are as follows:

n March 13: "Treeless Mountain," a South Korean film about 6-year-old Jin and her younger brother, Bin, who are abandoned by their mother and told she will return when their piggy bank is filled with coins.

n March 27: "The Maid," a Chilean film about Raquel, a live-in maid who becomes desperate to keep her job when her employers decide to hire extra help.

n April 10: "Unmistaken Child," a Chinese and Tibetan film about a young boy believed to be the reincarnation of Geshe Lama Konchog, a venerable monk. After passing many tests, the boy is chosen to meet the Dalai Lama.

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