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A French army captain and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote area of Afghanistan, watching local shepherds and looking for Taliban sympathizers.   Suddenly people from all sides of the conflict start to disappear, for no reason. The soldiers find themselves in an existential nightmare fighting the fears of war.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the monthly selection from Film Movement, Neither Heaven nor Earth. Running time is 104 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children.   In French with subtitles in English.

French director Clement Cogitore is an artist who combines film, video, installations and photographs.   This is his first feature film and he wants the audience to leave the theatre “unable to decide it was a war film, a thriller, an indie film, a metaphysical film, an art house film…” he said in an interview with Film Movement. The film creates fear, but also spiritual emotion. It received awards at the Cannes Film Festival

The Murphy Library is showing a Film Movement selection that celebrates the wonderful moments of a long marriage this Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.

The documentary, My Love, Don’t Cross That River, comes from South Korea and follows fifteen months of the marriage. The husband, Byeong-man Jo, is 98 years old, and his wife, Kang Gye-Yeol is 89.   They’ve been together for 76 years and still can make each other laugh and hold each other when they cry.

They live in their own home in the countryside and do all the housework, even chopping wood. The film follows their day-to-day activities, as well as their thoughts about growing old. Most of all, they carry on caring for each other.

Running time is 86 minutes and the film is not rated.

The year is 1943 and the German army is taking over the Netherlands. Two boys in a small village are best friends, even though one boy’s parents side with the Nazis and the other’s help the resistance.

The Murphy Library is showing a Film Movement drama from the Netherlands, Secrets of War, this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 95 minutes. In Dutch with subtitles in English. The film is not rated but may be appropriate for high school students.

One day a girl moves to the village to stay with relatives and befriends the boys. The three are good friends until one day the girl tells only one boy a secret he must not share with anyone else.

Filmed in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.  Call the library at 837-2417.

The next Murphy Library movie is a true story from the late 1800’s in rural France. A humble artisan and his wife bring their 14-year-old daughter, Marie, to a special boarding school, the Larnay Institute.   Marie, like Helen Keller, was born deaf and blind and struggles in her world.

The library is showing Marie’s Story from Film Movement, this Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m.   Running time is 95 minutes and the film is shown in French and with sign language. Title role played by deaf student, Ariana Rivoire. The film is suitable for high school and above.

The Larnay Institute in central France is run by Catholic nuns. They teach deaf girls and save them from being sent to an asylum.   However, they never had a student both deaf and blind, nor as out of control as Marie. Nevertheless, young Sister Marguerite senses something in the young girl and convinces the Mother Superior to let her stay. Call 837-2417 for details.

In a small Bulgarian town, a teacher works hard to teach her students right from wrong. However, when faced with the loss of her home she is forced to make her own wrong decisions

The Murphy Library is showing The Lesson a thrilling Film Movement drama from Bulgaria, this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.. Running time is 115 minutes and the film is not rated. In Bulgarian with English subtitles.

The teacher, Nadezhda, or Nade for short, had given her unemployed, alcoholic husband money to pay their mortgage, but he didn’t pay it, he used the money to fix up an old camper he wants to sell. When the mortgage company threatens to sell their house within three days, no less, Nade must find a way to come up with the funds. Ultimately she turns to the local loan shark. Tensions mount when the shark wants his money back.

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

Maria, a Catholic girl in Germany, wants to live her life in a saintly manner and follow the fundamentalist teachings of her parish priest and promoted by her overstrict mother.   She also wants to follow the Stations of the Cross, just as Jesus did before he was crucified.

The Murphy Library is showing the German/French film, The Stations of the Cross, from Film Movement this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. The film is not rated but may be appropriate for mature high school students. Running time is 110 minutes.

German director Dietrich Brüggemann created only fourteen scenes in the film using a fixed-angle camera and named them after each Station of the Cross. However even at a fixed-angle, these scenes have action, drama and strong performances.  Call the library at 837-2417.

A French filmmaker discovers the details of her parents’ life through the papers they leave behind when they pass away. Their escape from the Nazis and early life in Lyon are part of the story. Another is the arrival of her father’s brother who everyone thought had been killed in the war. Why didn’t anyone ever talk about him?

The Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement drama For a Woman about French survivors of World War II filmed in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. The library will screen the film Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in French with subtitles in English.

Running time is 110 minutes and the film is suitable for adults and mature high school students. Call the library at 837-2417.