Vol. 6 No. 4 | Feb. 4, 2009

 

Festival features women in French films

NAU's third annual Tournées French Film Festival is focusing on women directors and actors
in contemporary French films.

Five French films will be shown Feb. 21 and 22 in NAU's Cline Library Assembly Hall.

Shown in French with English subtitles, the series is free and open to the public.

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La Faute à Fidel
Saturday, Feb. 21:
3 p.m., La Faute à Fidel, 2006
Anna is a precocious girl living in a 1970s bourgeois Paris. She tries to make sense of the larger political events that shake her life while refusing to settle for simplistic explanations of why her life and those around her have changed so drastically. Unrated. 99 min.

Persepolis
5 p.m., Persepolis, 2007
Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, award-winning Persepolis is an animated Iranian coming-of-age story about the Islamic Revolution. Rated PG13. 95 min.

La Vie en Rose
7 p.m., La Vie en Rose, 2007
La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard as the legendary French 20th century icon Edith Piaf. A tragic and moving movie, Cotillard's performance won the Best Actress Academy Award in 2008. Rated PG13. 140 min.

La Tourneuse de Page
Sunday, Feb. 22:
1 p.m., La Tourneuse de Page, 2006
Lead character Mélanie manages to work her way into the private life of the concert pianist who previously ruined her chances at a piano career. An intricate and unhealthy relationship develops between the two women as Mélanie plots revenge. Unrated. 85 min.

Une Vieille Maîtresse
3 p.m., Une Vieille Maîtresse, 2007
One of France's foremost directors, Catherine Breillat, continues to surprise her audiences as she pursues her career-long interest in the ramifications of female desire.
Unrated. 114 min.

Films are recommended for mature audiences.

For information go to cal.nau.edu/cvc/festival.asp.

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