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Question #90085 posted on 07/16/2017 10:36 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I once saw a film at the SWKT as part of the International Film series, I believe it was a year or two ago. The movie was in French or German, and was about two men who had escaped from another country, and had taken up residence with a kindly widow who had offered to shelter them for a while. While there, the older man, who has a beard, falls in love with the widow, and she with him. He wants to stay with her. This is in conflict with the two men's original plan to move on after a time. I believe at the end, he either stays with the woman, or they move on. I think it was the latter. The film is in black and white, and my guess is that it takes place in the early 20th century. What film is this?

There was also another film I saw about a young woman (caucasian, shoulder length hair) living in France who falls in love with a man from either China or Japan. Or perhaps it's the other way around: she's from France, visiting China. There might have been instances where both French and Mandarin were spoken in the film, making it a bilingual picture. I believe one of them is having an affair. I can't remember much else about it, except that it's in black and white, and the young woman may have been an aspiring actress or singer. What film is this? It also played at the SWKT, and there was a scene where the Chinese man's shirt was off, exposing his rippling abdominals...but maybe that's just the Mandela effect taking place.

For future reference, is there also kept a record of all the films that have played as part of the BYU International Film series? That would be helpful for future reference should I remember any other old pictures I want to rediscover that I saw while I was there.



Dear Cinephile,

BYU International Cinema makes a poster every semester for the films they'll be showing. You can find the current poster on their website, but past posters are taken down.

However, you can go back in time on the internet using the Wayback Machine. On that site, type in http://ic.byu.edu/ and pick a date. You'll be able to find old posters this way. It's pretty neat!

I looked back through Fall 2015 and couldn't find anything that matched your descriptions. Hopefully something will jog your memory as you look through it. Good luck!


posted on 07/17/2017 12:03 a.m.
Sorry, first correction was wrong. The films are La Grande Illusion and Hiroshima Mon Amour.