Filmscene

Bijou Horizons

A world cinema showcase that broadens understanding of diverse cultures through film. Stamp your passport and embark on a cinematic world tour. One lucky UI Student will win a study abroad package provided by UI International Programs!

Upcoming Screenings

WHITE MATERIAL

2010 / France + / Claire Denis

Tue, Mar 266:00pm

Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family, and ultimately her life. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Horizons series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

3 FACES

2019 / Iran / Jafar Panahi

Tue, Apr 96:00pm

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country, and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory. Presented as part of the Bijou Horizons series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

Previous Screenings

WADJDA

2013 / Saudi Arabia / Haifaa al-Mansour

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Presented as a part of the Bijou Film Board’s Horizons program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

MUSTANG

2015 / Turkey + / Deniz Gamze Erguven

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative gaurdians confine them while force marriages are arranged. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Horizons program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

THE HANDMAIDEN

2016 / South Korea / Park Chan-wook

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Horizon program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

2011 / Thailand / Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Horizons program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

THELMA

2017 / Norway /

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who’s in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Horizon Series – FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.