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FRENCH FILM SCREENINGS
All films (w/English subtitles) will be shown at 7:00 p.m. in French House Common Area (Newport). All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
January 29: Intouchables, Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, 2011
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the
projects to be his caretaker.
February 12: L'esquive, Abdellatif Kechiche, 2003
A group of teenagers from the housing projects of the Paris suburbs practice a play for their French class. Krimo falls in love with Lydia and he accepts the role of Arlequin to try to seduce her. But his timidity and awkwardness keeps him from participating in the play as well as succeeding with Lydia.
February 26: Gainsbourg, vie héroïque, Joann Sfar, 2011
A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
March 12: Astérix et Obélix, Mission Cléopâtre, Alain Chabat, 2002
Astérix and Obélix, the indestructible Gauls, go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who has to build a palace for Cleopatra in three months.
April 2: Les Diaboliques, Henri Georges Clouzot, 1955
The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.
April 16: Delicatessen, Jean Pierre Jeunet, 1991
A post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally
prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. By the director of Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain.
April 30: Starbuck, Ken Scott, 2011
A forty-something slacker receives a life-changing news: 142 people, all of hem the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.