International film series proves laughter is universal

The Match Factory Girl

The Department of Modern Languages has created a new tradition on the NAU film scene with its International Film Series on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Liberal Arts building, #18, room 135.

The weekly series begins Sept. 15 and runs through Dec. 1 and explores the themes of comedy and laughter.

“In the broadest sense, the films show humorous perspectives on life—perspectives that might make you laugh or wonder how anyone can laugh in these shocking situations,” said series coordinator Astrid Klocke, associate professor of German.

The series will feature films from 11 different countries in
10 different languages. Each film will be introduced by international film experts and followed by a faculty-led discussion, providing an opportunity for the audience to reflect on the films and their topics. All films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles. The films are not rated and viewer discretion is advised.

For film descriptions and information, visit