Fifth annual Francophone Film Fest is Saturday and Sunday
2008. 10. 30.
CALDWELL – The C of I's fifth annual Francophone Film Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. in Kathryn Albertson International Center, room 106. Admission is free and the festival is open to the public. Students from the College's French language department organize the event every year and each day features a different French-language film with English subtitles.
Saturday's film is "13/Tzameti" (Géla Babluani, 2005), a tense drama that follows a Polish immigrant to France as he attempts to find a shortcut to prosperity. "13/Tzameti" won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Viewer discretion is advised as it contains graphic violence.
Sunday's film, "Le fils" ("The Son"), (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2002), explores the efforts of a Belgian youth to recover a foothold in society after his release from a juvenile detention center. Olivier Gourmet received the prize for Best Male Actor at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, where "Le fils" was also a nominee for the Golden Palm Award.Viewers are invited to remain after the films to discuss the films informally as they enjoy refreshments and informative posters prepared by the students.