Weston Foreign Film Series Previews a Marquis Year

The City of Weston and the Arts Council of Greater Weston bring you the 17th season of the very popular Weston Foreign Film Series.  Five international movies have been screened and specially selected for our Greater Weston audience.  The series will be shown on the second Monday of each month from November through March 2023. There are 2 showings each night, at 4:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the AMC Weston 8 Theater.

Irene Carraway, Director of the WFFS, notes, “This year’s lineup promises romance, dreams fulfilled, and intrigue.  I am grateful to the committee that has chosen such a variety of wonderful films – Eli Habib, Gloria Restrepo Lowenthal, Terry Rodriguez, and Vicki Rosen.”

All movies are in their original language with English subtitles.

Full-season series tickets will go on sale on October 3, 2022, for $35.  

A 4-film series ticket will go on sale beginning November 15, 2022, for $30.

Ticket locations: 

Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Rd., checks only.

Weston Friends of the Library, Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd (afternoons only), checks only.

Online series tickets can be purchased by going to the Arts Council website, 1weston.com and clicking on the Film Series link.

For all films, single tickets will be available at the Arts Council table in the theater lobby on the evening of the showing (pending availability).

For further information, visit our website at 1weston.com or call 954-389-4321.

Joy Rodenberg, who introduces the films, has a special plea.  She asks, “We have a movie this year from Bhutan, which shows the great variety of our films.   But – does anyone speak Dzongkha?  My buddy, Google Translate, does not speak it, and I have not found any other site that does.  Please – call the number above if you can translate Dzongkha and they will notify me.”

NOVEMBER 14, 2022EVERYBODY KNOWS – 2 hours, 13 minutes, Spanish.

Laura (Penelope Cruz) returns home to Spain to attend a wedding, but an unexpected crisis exposes her family’s hidden past.

1 hour 52 minutes, French.

France, 1789, just before the Revolution.  With the help of a surprisingly young woman, a chef who has been sacked by his master finds the strength to free himself from his position as a servant and opens his first restaurant.

2 hours, 3 minutes, Swedish.

The poignant true story of a character-defining period in the life of “Pippi Longstocking” author Astrid Lindgren.  Becoming Astrid follows a teenaged Astrid as she breaks away from her conservative upbringing in rural Sweden and struggles with the new responsibilities of being a young unwed mother.

1 hour, 48 minutes, German.

A scientist at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin is persuaded to participate in a study to get funding for her research. For three weeks, she must live with a humanoid robot designed to be the perfect life partner for her.

MARCH 13, 2023LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM – 1 hour, 50 minutes, Dzongkha.

An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to relocate to Australia.

President Laura Dobrzanski invites the community to take advantage of this year’s series.  “Each year, the response from you, the community, has grown.  We are delighted to partner with the City of Weston in this event that has become a highlight of the arts and culture season.”