November 4-6 —French Film Festival on campus

ALUMNI AUDITORIUM — FREE

Find schedule below or download here.

Presented in collaboration with the Division of Communication and Creative Media, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Student Government Association
FEATURES LIST
DATE: Friday, November 4, 7:00 PM
DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES
Of GODS AND MEN

Xavier Beauvois  2010 / 120 min. http://www.sonyclassics.com/ofgodsandmen/

A sublime tale of faith and doubt based on a real incident, Of Gods and Men chronicles the story of eight French Trappist monks living in an impoverished Algerian village. When faced with threats of violence from fundamentalist terrorists and the Algerian military, the monks must decide whether to seek safety or risk their lives and stay with the local villagers who have come to trust them and rely on their aid.
DATE: Saturday, November 5, 1:00 PM
L’ILLUSIONISTE
THE ILLUSIONIST

Sylvain Chomet  2010 / 80 min.http://www.sonyclassics.com/theillusionist/

Chomet’s follow-up to 2003’s The Triplets of Belleville is another exquisitely animated film, based on an unproduced script by the French comic genius Jacques Tati, in which a struggling magician befriends Alice, a poor cleaning girl who follows him to Edinburgh. Although neither the magician nor his young charge speak each other’s language, The Illusionist beautifully shows the ways people understand each other nonverbally.
DATE: Saturday, November 5, 3:00 P.M.
POTICHEPOTICHE

François Ozon

2010 / 103 min.

http://potichemovie.com/

Potiche (which translates as “trophy wife”) stunningly recreates the world of the 1970s in telling the story of potiche Suzanne’s transformation from submissive housewife to intrepid leader. As Suzanne – wonderfully played by the reigning queen of French film Catherine Deneuve – breaks free of her coddled life, she realizes, just like many other women who discovered feminism in the 1970s, that the personal really is political.
DATE: Saturday, November 5, 7:00 P.M.
WHITE MATERIAL
WHITE MATERIAL

Claire Denis  2008 / 102 min.http://www.ifcfilms.com/videos/white-material-2

Set in an unnamed African country during an unspecified time, White Material centers on Maria Vial, a coffee-plantation owner who is blindly determined to continue her business while civil war rages on around her. White Material unfolds as a fever dream, casting a haunting, enigmatic look at the horrors of colonialism’s legacy in chronicling Maria’s obstinate stance as chaos engulfs the nation.
DATE: Sunday, November 6, 2:00 PM
LES HERBES FOLLES
WILD GRASS

Alain Resnais  2008 / 104 min.http://www.sonyclassics.com/wildgrass/

This magnificently surreal romantic comedy from French master Alain Resnais follows the flights of fancy of Georges, a man in his mid-60s who, much to his wife’s displeasure, has become obsessed with a woman whose wallet he found. Resnais’ enigmatic portrait of Georges and his interest in an unknown woman reminds us that we all crave adventure at some point in our lives.

The Tournées Festival is made possible with the generous support of: French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Grand Marnier Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation and highbrow entertainment.

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