MSSU France Semester

French Film Events

French Film Festival: Vagabond (San toit ni loi)

 French Film Festival: Vagabond (San toit ni loi)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Agnes Varda, 1985. This is an unforgettable portrait of the life and death of a young woman who has become a vagrant and beggar in the rural French countryside.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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French Film Festival: Hate (La Haine)

 French Film Festival: Hate (La Haine)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995. This unblinkingly powerful drama is the searing portrait of a trio of alienated youths from different ethnic backgrounds, living in a poor Paris suburb.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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French Film Festival: The Dreamlife of Angels
(La Vie rêvée des anges)

French Film Festival: The Dreamlife of Angels (La Vie rêvée des anges)7:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Erick Zonca, 1998. This is a poignant, riveting story of two young working class women who become roommates and share the joys and heartbreaks of friendship.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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French Film Festival: Daybreak (Le jour se lève)

 French Film Festival: Daybreak (Le jour se lève)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Marcel Carne, 1939. Jean Gabin gives a flawless performance as a sensitive man who commits a crime of passion. An award-winning, remarkable cinematic achievement.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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French Film Festival: Diabolique (Les Diaboliques)

 French Film Festival: Diabolique (Les Diaboliques)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955. This famous, influential thriller about a murder plot, has lots of surprises as its suspense builds to an explosive climax. A masterpiece of steadily escalating terror.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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French Film Festival: Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim)

 French Film Festival: Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Francois Truffaut. This is a memorable tale of three people in love, and how the years affect their interrelationships. An innovative film of rare beauty and charm.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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French Film Festival: Masculine-Feminine (Masculin feminin)

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1966. Here Godard explores adolescence, sexuality, and political protest in the dynamic context of the Sixties’ “generation of Marx and Coca-Cola.”

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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French Film Festival: La Cage aux Folles

 French Film Festival: La Cage aux Folles7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Edouard Molinaro, 1979. An aging gay couple must pass as straight for a night. What results is a hilarious comedy and a touching, sensitive story.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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French Film Festival: The Hole (Le Trou)

 French Film Festival: The Hole (Le Trou)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Jacques Becker, 1960. This beautifully detailed, based-on-fact thriller about an attempted prison break features outstanding performances by non-professionals in real locations.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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French Film Festival: Colonel Chabert (Le Colonel Chabert)

 French Film Festival: Colonel Chabert (Le Colonel Chabert)7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: Free

Directed by Yves Angelo, 1994. Believed to be dead, Gerard Depardieu brilliantly portrays a Napoleonic war hero who is determined to re-establish his name.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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