College of Arts & Sciences

The Tournées Film FestivalYou're invited to screen new French Films on campus during October and November 2012! Through a grant from the Tournées Film Festival, the Language Resource Center and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures bring you 5 feature films.

Free admission to the SHU community! All films are in French with English subtitles. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Language Resource Center, The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the French Club and the History Club.

October 18, 2012 7:30 p.m.
McNulty Rm. 101
Coco Avant Chanel
Anne Fontaine's thoughtful exploration of the pre-fame life of the world's greatest fashion designer focuses on Coco Chanel during the Belle Epoque.

October 25, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Nursing Rm. 113
Les Hommes Libres
A fascinating look at a little-known chapter in the French Resistance during World War II, Ismaël Fen>rroukhi's second film highlights the courage of a group of Muslim agents who provided North African Jews with false identification papers and assassinated Vichy informants.

November 8, 2012 7:30 p.m.
McNulty Rm. 101
White Material
Marking the first collaboration between two titans of French cinema --director Claire Denis and actress Isabelle Huppert --White Material unfolds as a fever dream, a haunting, enigmatic look at the horrors of colonialism's legacy.

November 13, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Fahy Hall Rm. 238
Le Hérisson
Nimbly adapted from Muriel Barbery's 2006 international best seller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Mona Achache's first film follows two parallel storylines: one featuring a morbid little girl, the other a mysterious middle-aged widow.

November 15, 2012 7:30 p.m.
McNulty Rm. 101
Des Hommes et des Dieux
Xavier Beauvois's sublime tale of faith and doubt is based on a real incident from 1996 that still reverberates in France. Eight French Trappist monks settle in an impoverished village in Algeria, offering medical assistance and gaining the locals' trust by taking part in Muslim traditions.

The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'Image Animée.

Contact Us

Language Resource Center
(973) 761-9457
Fahy Hall Rm. 202

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