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22nd Annual International Film Festival

With exclusive viewings and esteemed guest speakers, Mercy College’s International Film Festival is a hub for cutting edge cinema. The festival is presented by the School of Liberal Arts, bringing talent from across the globe over four days.  

This year’s festival runs from April 5th through 8th. Each screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall on the Dobbs Ferry campus and will be followed by a post-film discussion.

See below for the films included in the festival this year.


A dying gendarme remembers his encounter in a French concentration camp with Catalan artist Josep Bartoli after the Spanish Civil War.  

Tuesday, April 5 | France / Spain / Belgium, 2020 | Directed by Aurel  

Animated Drama | In French / Catalan / Spanish / English (with English subtitles) | Unrated 

Guest speaker: Professor Jen Roos

I Carry You with Me

Societal pressure propels an aspiring chef and a teacher on a treacherous journey from Mexico to New York with dreams and memories in tow.  

Wednesday, April 6 | USA / Mexico, 2020 | Directed by Heidi Ewing  

Drama | In Spanish / English (with English subtitles) | Rated R for language and brief nudity  

Q&A with I Carry You with Me producer, Mynette Louis


A young fashion student impacted by the Algerian Civil War fights for her freedom and independence by putting on a fashion show.  

Thursday, April 7 | Algeria / France / Belgium / Qatar, 2019 | Directed by Mounia Meddour  

Drama | In Arabic / French (with English subtitles) | Rated R for violence and graphic content  

Guest speaker: Fulbright Fellow, Naima Khelfat

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Brittany, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a reluctant bride, without her knowing.   

Friday, April 8 | France, 2019 | Directed by Céline Sciamma  

Drama | In French / Russian / English (with English subtitles) | Rated R for some nudity and sexuality  

Guest speaker: Dr. Lynne Bermont

Free Admission

Proof of full vaccination (including boosters if eligible) is required.  


All films will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. 

Join us after each screening for refreshments and a lively discussion session. 


Steven DeRosa 

Reserved Parking for International Film Festival

The area on the map marked in yellow has been reserved for community guests attending the International Film Festival.

Film Festival Parking Dobbs Ferry Campus