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OAKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESENTS

The Tournées French Film

Festival

 

For the third straight year Oakland University has been chosen to receive a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) to host a Tournées French Film Festival. The Tournées Festival presents the best in modern French cinema to American college campuses. Starting in January 2009, six films, from comedies, shorts, dramas and documentaries, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons in the newly renovated 156 North Foundation Hall. All films are free of charge and are open to the public. Films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles.

 
 

January 11, 2009 - "L'Enfant (The Child)"

Sonia and Bruno are a young couple living on the fringes in a Belgian steel town. Without telling Sonia, Bruno sells their newborn baby and their lives change forever.
Running Time: 95 minutes
Location: 156 North Foundation Hall, Oakland University
Time: 2 p.m.
 
 
January 18, 2009 - "Two Days in Paris"
Actress Julie Delpy wrote, directed and starred in this comedy about a French woman introducing her neurotic American boyfriend to her family in Paris.
Running Time: 93 minutes
Location: 156 North Foundation Hall, Oakland University
Time: 2 p.m.
 
 
 

January 25, 2009 - "Ne touchez pas la hache (The Duchess of Langlois)"

Based on Balzac's 1834 short novel and set against the French Restoration, acclaimed director Jacques Rivette tells a tale of obsessive love, passion and cruelty.
Running Time: 137 minutes
Location: 156 North Foundation Hall, Oakland University
Time: 2 p.m.
 
 
 
February 1, 2009 - "Dans Paris (Inside Paris)"
A 30-year-old man lives with his wife in the countryside and has an inexplicable breakdown. He then returns to his father's flat in Paris and refuses to get out of bed.
Running Time: 93 minutes
Location: 156 North Foundation Hall, Oakland University
Time: 2 p.m.
 
 
 
February 8, 2009 - "L'Origine de la tendresse et autres contes (L'Origine de la Tendresse and Other Tales)"
A series of six film shorts, several of which are international award winners, including "Gratte-papier," which won the Silver Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2005, where a young man and woman are seated next to each other on the Paris metro on an ordinary day, yet they will be introduced to each other in an unexpected fashion.
Running Time: 95 minutes
Location: 156 North Foundation Hall, Oakland University
Time: 2 p.m.
 
 
 
February 15, 2009 - "Elle S'Appelle Sabine (Her Name is Sabine)"
Documentary from notable French actress Sandrine Bonnaire about her older autistic sister Sabine.
Running Time: 85 minutes
Location: 156 North Foundation Hall, Oakland University
Time: 2 p.m.
 
 
 

 

The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC), The Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, highbrow entertainment, agnès b and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

Please contact Alysa Hunton for more information at hunton@oakland.edu or (248) 364-6106.

 

 


Created on 01/09/2009 by Anne Switzer / Last updated on 2/4/13 by Anne Switzer
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