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UGA French Film Festival

The University of Georgia French Film Festival returns to campus every Tuesday during the month of February.

This year’s festival is a tribute to the work of French women in front of and behind the camera. The selected films include performances by well-known French actresses such as Marion Cotillard and Isabelle Hupert, and all but one boast female directors.

Each screening will begin with a short introduction and will be followed by an optional discussion with UGA’s own student-run film organization Ciné-club.

The festival is funded in part by the department of romance languages French fund and co-sponsored by the department of theatre and film studies and Cinematic Arts. Screenings will be held at 8 p.m. in Tate Theater every Tuesday from February 6-February 27. Screenings will be free for all UGA students and $3 for non-students. 

Feb 6- Lost in Paris (Paris pied nus, 2016), a comedy following a Canadian woman’s trip to Paris in search of her aging aunt directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, who also stars in the film.

Feb 13- Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit) starring Marion Cotillard as a working class woman who must fight for her job after an extended absence. 

Feb 20- Gabrielle, Louise Archambault’s 2013 film that tells the tale of a 21-year old woman with Williams Syndrome who seeks to live her life despite her affliction.

Feb 27- Things to Come (L’avenir), Mia Hansen-Love’s 2016 film starring in a role written specifically for her. Things to Come won  the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear for best direction.

 

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