The Vineyard Haven Library begins a new foreign film series on Wednesday, May 7, at 1 p.m.

The first movie is Russian, with subtitles for the Russian, Finnish, and Sámi (spoken in Lapland) languages. The film begins in September, 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A Lapp woman, Anni, gives shelter at her farm to escaped soldiers of the two enemy armies. Unable to speak each other’s language, the two men begin to fall in love with Anni and are forced to let their body language speak for them.

The library can’t reveal the title, but calls it “an unabashed pacifist movie that really works, emotionally and dramatically,” adding “this film will leave you with an air of optimism.”

For details, call 508-696-4211.