WITHOUT AIR (August 2024)

In a small Hungarian town, Ana Bauch (Ágnes Krasznahorkai) is a dedicated and liberal-minded literature teacher within the public system. Beloved by her students for her unorthodox and creative approach, she assigns Agnieszka Holland’s 1995 Total Eclipse, depicting the relationship between 19th-century French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine,...

CLOSE YOUR EYES (September 2024)

Víctor Erice, Spain’s greatest living filmmaker returns with his first feature in 31 years. This is a deeply personal movie, in part about a life devoted to cinema, but also about getting old, kinship, loss and memory. 20 years after the film he was directing fell apart when the...

INSHALLAH A BOY (July 2024)

A widow pretends to be pregnant with a son in order to save her daughter and home from a relative exploiting Jordan’s patriarchal inheritance laws. This thriller from the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival is Jordan’s Official Entry for Best International Film at the Academy...

NOWHERE SPECIAL (June 2024)

John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, devotes his life to raising his 4-year-old son Michael, as the child’s mother left them immediately after his birth. Their life is a simple one, made up of universal daily rituals, a life of complete dedication, and innocent love that reveals the strength of...

SHOWCASE HISTORY

The International Film Showcase, an arm of the Lamorinda Film and Entertainment Foundation (LFEF) began in January 2011 presenting a local area premiere of an acclaimed international film not available on home media or television for one week a month. The posters below are of films the Showcase has...

HOW IT STARTED

For those who enjoy extraordinary movies not made available to the general public, the INTERNATIONAL FILM SHOWCASE is what you are looking for. For a minimum of seven days each month we will screen a feature film that has never been released commercially in our area. Some will never...