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Thanks to Lauren, one of our members, and the president of SDSU's French Club, I am sending along info for their Free Film Festival on Nov. 15th and 16th. I am including a link for parking info and descriptions for each film. See the bottom of this page for additional info.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 7:30 pm
A nineteen years old French Algerian man is sentenced to six years in a French prison. Alone and
illiterate upon his arrival, he becomes involved in a Corsican mafia kingpin led by Cesar Luciani.
Cesar Luciani enforces with a brutal rule.
Un Prophéte / Prophet / Jacques Audiard / 2009 / 155 min.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 6:00 pm
A sensitive portrait of childhood, Tomboy astutely explores the freedom of being untethered to the
rule-bound world of gender codes. Laure’s relocation with her family to the suburbs allows her to
reinvent herself as Michaël, just one of the boys. Laure/Michaël soon attracts the attention of Lisa,
whose feelings she/he reciprocates. As much as Laure/Michaël revels in being a boy, she/he still
lives in fear of being found out.
Tomboy / Tomboy / Céline Sciamma / 2011 / 72 min.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 4:00 pm
Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old. Fascinated by art and
philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and
often hilarious observations on the world around her. Paloma meets her building's grumpy janitor
and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather
pessimistic outlook on life.
Le Hérisson / The Hedgehog / Mona Achache / 2011 / 100 min.
LE GAMIN AU VÉLO
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 8:00 pm
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Glove nominee
for Best Foreign Language Film, Dardenne brothers delves into the emotional life of a troubled 11-
year-old Cyril. Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random
act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.
Le Gamin au Vélo / Kid with a Bike / Jean-Pierre Dardenne / 2011 / 87 min.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 8:00 pm
A crime writer living in Venice while working on his new novel meets and soon marries his realestate
agent. Relocated to a remote house on Torcello Island, his obsession with his wife's daily
whereabouts takes a dark turn.
Impardonnables / Unforgivables / André Téchiné / 2011 / 111 min.
LES HOMMES LIBRES
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 6:00 pm
In German-occupied Paris during WWII, a young unemployed Algerian immigrant Younes earns
his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police but given a chance to avoid jail,
Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. He joins the resistance by his unexpected friendship
with a Jewish man.
Les hommes Libres / Free Men / Ismaël Ferroukhi / 2011 / 99 min.
FRENCH CLUB, FRENCH DEPARTMENT AND EUROPEAN STUDIES PRESENTS
THE 9TH ANNUAL FRENCH
All films take place at the Little Theatre on the SDSU Campus