Unfolding over four seasons in the arresting, mountainous setting of the French Pyrénées, BEING 17 is the story of Damien (Mr. Mottet Klein) and Thomas (Mr. Fila,) two French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but are constantly fighting. When family circumstances bring Damien’s mother, Marianne (Ms. Kiberlain) to invite Thomas to live with them, the young men are forced to coexist and work through their emerging and complicated desires.
eventsCreated by François Le Gall and Nicolas Blies, this multifaceted project does more than make music from the audio of everyday life; each uploaded sound is a window onto its author’s world, and every song created by the Sound Hunter community is as much a remix of distinctive life experiences as of unique audio elements.
October 1 & 2, 2016
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
eventsThe world today counts more displaced people than at any time since 1945, and Europe is facing the most significant arrival of migrants in the postwar period. Though politicians and the mass media often depict this phenomenon as a threat, filmmakers have created important works that propose alternative perspectives. This special series presents screenings of ten recent films followed by in-depth discussions with the filmmakers and academic specialists in disciplines ranging from philosophy and history to film studies, sociology and legal studies. Ten films offering new perspectives on the migrant crisis in Europe, curated by Nora Philippe and presented by the Columbia Maison Française.
October 13 - 28, 2016
Columbia Maison Française (East Gallery, Buell Hall)
May 1940: German forces roll into France. Led by their reluctant mayor (Olivier Gourmet), the inhabitants of a small Northern French village are forced to flee along with millions of others throughout the country. The villagers take with them a German child whose father (August Diehl) opposed the Nazi regime and has been jailed for lying about his nationality. The father escapes into the fog of war in search of his son, accompanied by a Scottish soldier (Matthew Rhys,) who is trying to get back to England.
The ingenious conceit of Neither Heaven Nor Earth, a critical success at Cannes, is to transform the Afghan battlefield—dust and boredom and jolts of explosive violence—into the backdrop for a metaphysical thriller. Jérémie Renier stars as a French army commander who begins to lose the loyalty of his company, as well as his sanity, when soldiers start mysteriously disappearing one by one
Rémi Chayé's animated film, Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde), comes to theaters September 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, New York and other select locations throughout the US.
Director Leyla Bouzid's musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring.
Haunted by the burden of his past, a dedicated home care nurse isolates himself within the intensely personal relationships he forms with his terminally ill patients.
Come see Christophe Gans' film Beauty and the Beast come to life! Out in theaters September 23rd.