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French film festival at UNCG

Five films – all in French with English subtitles – will be screened in the 2013 Tournées French Film Festival at UNCG. The screenings will be in Room 114, School of Education Building, at 7 p.m.

Americano (“Americano”): When his mother dies, a young man is drawn south of the border and into a steamy Tijuana sex club, where a stripper may hold the key to his mysterious past. Nov. 7

Le Bonheur d’Elza (“Elza’s Happiness”): A young Parisian woman of Caribbean descent returns to her native island of Guadeloupe looking for the father she has never known. Nov. 12

La Pirogue (“The Pirogue”): A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them. Nov. 14

Poulet aux prunes (“Chicken with Plums”): Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. Nov. 19

La Folie Almayer (“Almayer’s Folly”): A tale of an occidental merchant, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice. Date: Nov. 21

Each screening will include a brief discussion about the film led by a faculty member or student in UNCG’s French program.

The Tournées Festival is open to the public with free admission. Light refreshments will be available in the lobby outside of the auditorium.

This event is subsidized by the French American Cultural Exchange and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy with support from UNCG’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the International and Global Studies Program, the Kohler Endowment of the International Program’s Center, and the Global Village Living Learning Community.