Aptly named In/Tolerance, this year's French Film Festival at Williams College features three superb films, Volker Schlöndorff’s Diplomatie (2014), Xavier Dolan’s Tom à la ferme (2013), and Rachid Djaïdani’s Rengaine (2012), each of which explore the prejudice that people must face every day regarding race, gender and sexuality, and politics. Although each film approaches these socially-constructed prejudices in a different manner, they collectively expose the catastrophic effects of systematic descrimination and oppression. Partly inspired as a response to the horrendous acts of violence that occured in Paris this January at Charlie Hebdo, this film series aims to encourage viewers to reconsider their own intolerances and to realize that violence is not the answer. Captivating, relevant, and thought-provoking, In/Tolerance has a valuable lesson to teach every one of us!

All films are free and open to the public!    

For more information click here.
To access the event on the Images Cinema website click here.


Film Information

Diplomatie (Diplomacy)

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Length: 85 minutes
Genre: Drama
Summary: This emotional adaptation of the 2011 stage success by Cyril Gély recounts a Swedish consul's desperate attempt to save Paris from being senselessly blown up by the Nazi forces upon their leaving France.
 

  • Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm)
  • Director: Xavier Dolan
    Length: 102 minutes
    Genre: Drama, Thriller
    Summary:  A grieving man meets his lover's parents, who were unaware of their son's sexual orientation.

 


Rengaine (Hold Back)

Director: Rachid Djaïdani
Runtime: 78 minutes
Genre: Drama
Summary: In modern-day Paris Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. This would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this wedding symbolizes a taboo still rooted in the mentalities of the two communities: the social unacceptability of marriages between Blacks and Arabs. Slimane, the elder brother, and guardian of traditions, will oppose this union in every way possible.

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Images Cinema 50 Spring St. Williamstown, MA

In/Tolerance: Williams College French Film Festival

When
February 16 & 23, and March 2 at 7 p.m.
Where
Images Cinema
50 Spring St.
Williamstown, MA

Aptly named In/Tolerance, this year's French Film Festival at Williams College features three superb films, Volker Schlöndorff’s Diplomatie (2014), Xavier Dolan’s Tom à la ferme (2013), and Rachid Djaïdani’s Rengaine (2012), each of which explore the prejudice that people must face every day regarding race, gender and sexuality, and politics. Although each film approaches these socially-constructed prejudices in a different manner, they collectively expose the catastrophic effects of systematic descrimination and oppression. Partly inspired as a response to the horrendous acts of violence that occured in Paris this January at Charlie Hebdo, this film series aims to encourage viewers to reconsider their own intolerances and to realize that violence is not the answer. Captivating, relevant, and thought-provoking, In/Tolerance has a valuable lesson to teach every one of us!

All films are free and open to the public!    

For more information click here.
To access the event on the Images Cinema website click here.


Film Information

Diplomatie (Diplomacy)

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Length: 85 minutes
Genre: Drama
Summary: This emotional adaptation of the 2011 stage success by Cyril Gély recounts a Swedish consul's desperate attempt to save Paris from being senselessly blown up by the Nazi forces upon their leaving France.
 

  • Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm)

  • Director: Xavier Dolan
    Length: 102 minutes
    Genre: Drama, Thriller
    Summary:  A grieving man meets his lover's parents, who were unaware of their son's sexual orientation.

 




Rengaine (Hold Back)

Director: Rachid Djaïdani
Runtime: 78 minutes
Genre: Drama
Summary: In modern-day Paris Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. This would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this wedding symbolizes a taboo still rooted in the mentalities of the two communities: the social unacceptability of marriages between Blacks and Arabs. Slimane, the elder brother, and guardian of traditions, will oppose this union in every way possible.

 

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