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Tournées Film Festival - College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (MN)

Tournées Film Festival is returning to College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University this winter from February 12 - March 19, 2021.

The film series is every Friday through March 19.

The films are all free but registration is required here.

Here’s a look at the offerings:

  • Feb. 12, Djibril Diop Mambéty’s “Hyenas,” 6 p.m.;
  • Feb. 19, Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte’s “The State Against Mandela and the Others,” 5 p.m. (part of Community Engagement Day);
  • Feb. 26, François Ozon’s “By the Grace of God,” 6 p.m.;
  • March 5, Frank Beauvais’s “Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream,” 6 p.m.;
  • March 12, Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms,” 6 p.m.;
  • March 19, Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” TBA.

Each film is introduced and have a post-screening discussion moderated by one or more CSB/SJU community members (faculty and/or students). The introduction and post-screening discussions will happen via Zoom (the link will be provided upon signing up for the movies through Forms Manager).

The film festival, which aims to bring French cinema to American college and university campuses, is an initiative of the Language and Cultures Department at CSB/SJU. It is made possible through a grant from the Face Foundation.

Founded in 1995, the Tournées Film Festival is a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Face Foundation. 

This is the fourth time the film festival has been at CSB/SJU.

A number of departments and organizations at CSB/SJU are co-sponsoring individual films. “The State Against Mandela and the Others” is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Education and the Peace Studies Department; “Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream” is co-sponsored by the Art Department; “By the Grace of God” is co-sponsored by the Theology Department; “Synonyms” is co-sponsored by Asian Studies; and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is a collaboration with Gender Studies and QPLUS.