French

FRENCH FILM SCREENINGS

All films (w/English subtitles) will be shown at 8:00 p.m. in French House Common Area (Newport). All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

February 5: Coco avant Chanel, A. Fontaine, 2009
This film tells the story of famed French fashion designer Coco Chanel. Years after being abandoned
at an orphanage by her father, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel meets and becomes romantically involved with French millionaire Etienne Balsan. Through Balsan Coco is introduced into French society and given the opportunity to become a fashion designer. Though her career takes off, her personal life becomes more complicated when she falls in love with Balsan's former best friend.

February 26: L'arnacoeur, P. Chaumeil, 2010
Charming, funny, effortlessly cool Alex is hired by friends, family and jealous lovers to break up
relationships. When this professional heartbreaker meets his most challenging mark yet in the gorgeous Juliette, will his game finally change?

March 11: J'ai tué ma mère, X. Dolan, 2009
This riveting, semiautobiographical drama explores the tumultuous relationship between single mother Chantale and her sixteen-year-old son Hubert. The teenager haughtily regards his mother with contempt, seeing only her out-of-date sweaters and kitschy decor. Confused by this love/hate relationship Hubert drifts through the mysteries of adolescence - artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, and ostracism - all while the turbulent relationship between mother and son unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection.

April 2: Populaire, R. Roinsard, 2012


April 23: Lol, L. Azuelos, 2008

 

 




 

Barrett Hall