Tournées French Film Festival – Week 1

CATEGORIES: Announcements

The Department of World Languages and Cultures has announced the Tournées French Film Festival begins this week. It will feature one to two film screenings per week until the end of March, excluding Spring Break week.

Here’s a quick peek below at the first two films that will kick-off the festival. All screenings will take place in 2019 Morrill Hall from 5pm-7pm, and include free admission.

Francofonia (2015) 2019 Morrill Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m., free admission
A history of the Louvre during Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.
Director and screenplay: Aleksandr Sokurov
Documentary/Drama, French/Russian/German
87 mins.

Bandes de filles/Girlhood (2014)
2019 Morrill Hall, Thursday, Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m., free admission
A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her happier.
Director: Celine Sciamma
113 mins.