Five Fantastic Films Selected for Weston Foreign Film Series

Visit exotic locales. Immerse yourself in another culture. Travel back in time. It’s all possible during the 2019-2020 Weston Foreign Film Series, presented by the Arts Council of Greater Weston and the City of Weston. Tickets go on sale next month and the movies start in November. 

Weston Foreign Film Series Director Irene Carraway promises this will be a fabulous film season. “This year’s movies, previewed and selected by the Arts Council Board, have comedy, drama, pathos and community – everything you look for in great foreign films.”

The Foreign Film Series kicks off on November 11th with Perfectos Desconocidos (Perfect Strangers). This Mexican comedy focuses on how hyper-focused people are on technology, specifically their cell phones. In this hilarious film, what begins as a provocative party game quickly becomes a wild ride full of twists and “textual tension.”

The French film Le Choristes (The Chorus) will be shown on December 9th. This musical drama tells the story of how a new teacher at a strict boys’ boarding school positively affect his students’ lives through music. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Song.

Cinema Paradiso will be shown on January 13th, 2020. This Italian drama pays tribute to the power of youth, nostalgia, and the movies themselves. In this movie, a filmmaker recalls his childhood when he first fell in love with the pictures playing at the cinema in his village as well as the projectionist. 

February features an unlikely film about love. In A Man Called Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave. It seems he has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. This Swedish comedy drama will be shown on February 10th. 

The Weston Foreign Film Series concludes on March 9th with A Bag of Marbles. It is a heartwarming story of a Jewish boy and his brother who escape Nazi persecution in occupied France. The film follows their adventures as they outwit their pursuers. The film includes French, German, Russian, and Yiddish.

AMC Weston 8 hosts the Foreign Film Series. Show times are at 4:45pm and 7:30pm, with doors opening 30 minutes before showtime. All foreign language films have English subtitles.

Weston Foreign Film Series season tickets go on sale on October 1st. The cost is $35 for all five films or $30 for four films (December through March). Series tickets are on sale through November 11th at the Weston Community Center (inside Regional Park) and the Weston Friends of the Library Bookstore (inside the Weston Branch Library). Both locations accept checks only. Individual tickets, if available, will be sold for $8 at the movie theater on the day of the showing beginning at 4pm.

“The community response to the Foreign Film Series has been overwhelming,” states Arts Council of Greater Weston President Jami Nix Rahn. “I know our 14th season will be another superb year. Get your tickets early – we had a number of sell-outs last season.”

  • For more information on the Weston Foreign Film Series visit or call 954-389-4321.