Int’l Film Series: “The Colors of the Mountain”

Richmond’s International Film Series begins this weekend with “The Colors of the Mountain” (Columbia, 2010), Friday, Jan. 20 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium. Films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

The film follows 9-year-old Manuel and his friends as they try to recover their prized belonging, a soccer ball, from a minefield next to their playing field. Shot almost entirely from the children’s perspective, the director tackles universal themes of conflict – with an avoidance of outright displays of violence – and its impact on ordinary people without getting mired in specific politics.

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