College of Arts & Sciences

The Tournées Film FestivalYou're invited to screen new French and Spanish language films on campus during October and November 2013! Through a grant from the Tournées Film Festival and the Pragda Spanish Film Club, the Language Resource Center, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences bring you 10 feature films.

PRAGDAOpen to the general public! Free admission! All films have English subtitles.

Chinese Take Away / Un Cuento Chino (Spanish | 98 min | NR)
RESCHEDULED! Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Beck Rooms, Walsh Library Seton Hall University - McNulty Hall Rm. 101
Speaker: Dr. Diana Alvarez-Amell
Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Argentina’s national treasure, Ricardo Darín, plays Roberto, a gruff, anti-social loner who lords over his tiny hardware shop in Buenos Aires. After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who has arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, Roberto takes him in.

Monsieur Lazhar (French | 94 mins | PG-13)
Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Seton Hall University – Nursing 101

A moving story based on a one-person play by Evelyne de la Chenelière.  M. Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant to Quebec, is a new teacher to sixth-graders after the death of their beloved teacher.

Berlin 1885: La Ruée sur l’Afrique / Berlin 1885, the division of Africa  (French | 85 mins | NR)
Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Seton Hall University—Nursing 101

A documentary that exposes a little-known event: the Berlin Conference on Africa.  At this meeting, the major European countries and the US divided up the vast continent for their own gain, setting in motion the ruinous colonization of Africa that continued for the next several decades.

Here And There / Aquí y Allá (Spanish | 85 mins | NR)
Friday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Seton Hall University—McNulty Hall 101

Winner of the top prize at the Critics’ Week section of the Cannes Film Festival, Antonio Méndez Esparza’s directorial debut radiantly captures the complex homecoming of a loving father.

Farewell  / L’Affaire Farewell (French | 112 mins | NR)
Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Seton Hall University—Nursing 101
Sponsored by the History Club and the French Club.

Christian Carion’s nail-biting espionage drama is based on little-known true events from the early 1980s that helped bring down the Soviet Union.

Elza | Le Bonheur d’Elza (French | 78 mins | NR)
Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Seton Hall University—Beck Rooms | Walsh Library

Elza, a talented university graduate, leaves Paris and returns to Guadeloupe, motivated by her desire to seek out her estranged father.

Black Bread / Pa Negre (Catalan | 108 mins | NR)
Friday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Seton Hall University—McNulty Hall 101
Guest speaker: Dr. Victoria Rivera-Cordero, Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 The Spanish selection for the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, Black Bread is set in the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940s where a local man is accused of murder and his son sets out to find the truth.

The Assault / L’Assaut (French | 95 mins | NR)
Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Seton Hall University—Nursing 101
Sponsored by the History Club and the French Club

Based on a real-life incident – the hijacking of a Paris-bound Air France flight from Algiers on Christmas Eve in 1994.


The Return / El Regreso (Spanish | 95 mins | NR)
Friday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Seton Hall University—McNulty Hall 101
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Escobar
Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The story of a delightful and life-changing journey back to Costa Rica. After living 10 years in New York, 30-year-old Antonio returns to San José where he is forced to deal with the realities he ran away from.

With My Heart In Yambo / Con Mi Corazon En Yambo (Spanish | 137 mins | NR)
Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Seton Hall University—Nursing 101
Guest Speaker: Alina Fernandez.  Co Sponsored by Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc

In 1988, when director María Fernanda Restrepo was only 10 years old, her life changed in the cruelest of ways: her two brothers vanished without a trace. Only later did the family learn that the boys had been illegally detained, tortured, and murdered by the Ecuadorean police. Now, decades later, with her brothers’ remains still missing, Restrepo embarks on the painful journey of recounting her family’s story.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

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

Films descriptions from Pragda and the Tournées Festival.

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

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