CORVALLIS, Ore. - The third International Film Festival, showcasing a diverse array of movies from international cultures, will be held Nov. 7-11 in Corvallis.

The International Film Festival started in 2009, organized by faculty teaching film courses in the foreign languages and literature areas at Oregon State University to showcase the variety of international cultures. Now the festival has moved to the Darkside Cinema to accommodate growing interest from the community.

Admission is free and open to the public. All screenings are held at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St. in Corvallis.

Here is the schedule of film screenings:

Monday, Nov. 7: "Last Train Home," China, 2009. Directed by Lixin Fan, this documentary focuses on a family that is part of the 130 million Chinese citizens who have left their provincial village to take jobs at factories in the city.

Tuesday, Nov. 8: "Andalucia," France, 2007. This drama directed by French-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis is an intimate study in identity loss, disenfranchisement, and the search for inner peace involving a Frenchman of Algerian origin who longs to find his place in modern France.

Wednesday, Nov. 9: "Toilet," Japan, 2010. Director Naoko Ogigami brings his deadpan humor to the big screen with this tale of an emotionless engineer who finds his life turned upside-down by his quirky family.

Thursday, Nov. 10: "Schlafkrankheit," Germany, 2011. Also known as "Sleeping Sickness," this German film written and directed by Ulrich Köhler concerns the intertwined lives of two doctors and their work concerning the illness of the title. The film won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Friday, Nov. 11: "Un Novio para Yasmina," Spain, 2008. This romantic comedy follows the exploits of Lola, who loves weddings but suspects that her fiancé Jorge has fallen in love with Yasmina. Yasmina is in a hurry to get married to Javi, a police officer who prefers to take his time.

Click photos to see a full-size version. Right click and save image to download.


Sebastian Heiduschke, 541-737-3957