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THE 2011 FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL “GLOBAL FRANCE” - Duke Univ.

Julie
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THE 2011 FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

“GLOBAL FRANCE”

MONDAY EVENINGS at 8 pm
Griffith Film Theater | Bryan University Center | Duke West Campus
FREE Admission.


*** Visit http://sites.duke.edu...­ for trailers and more information. ***


Featured Films:

UN PROPHÈTE {A PROPHET}
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
Jacques Audiard / 2008 / 149 min.


Malik, a 19-year-old French-Arab, enters prison as an uneducated naïf and is thrust into a rigidly defined social system rife with corruption, cronyism, and racism. Director Audiard’s intricate study of the bloody rules and rituals behind bars never once glorifies the shocking violence that becomes a rite of passage for Malik. A Prophet instead offers a clear-eyed examination of the ambiguous figure Malik cuts in maneuvering the laws and loyalties of the violent prison world.


DEUX DE LA VAGUE {TWO IN THE WAVE}
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011.
Emmanuel Laurent / 2009 / 93 min.


The “two” in the title are François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard; the “wave” is the French New Wave, of which both men are the most renowned creators. Emmanuel Laurent employs an array of archival material to create this fascinating documentary tracing the rise and thorny fall of the friendship of these two legendary auteurs. Post-screening discussion with Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Saliot.

UN HOMME QUI CRIE {A SCREAMING MAN}
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011.
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun / 2010 / 92 min.


Adam, a 55-year-old former swimming champion, takes great pride in his work as the pool attendant at a luxury hotel in N’Djamena. His life is upended, however, when his boss tells him that his son will be replacing him as the sole pool attendant. Working on a scale both intimate (a father’s wounded ego) and epic (a nation torn apart by civil war), writer-director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun creates a remarkable portrait of present-day Chad. Post-screening discussion with Le Monde journalist Philippe Bernard.

POTICHE {POTICHE}
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
François Ozon / 2010 / 103 min.


Potiche (which translates as “trophy wife”) stunningly recreates the world of the 1970s in telling the story of potiche Suzanne’s transformation from submissive housewife to intrepid leader. As Suzanne – wonderfully played by the reigning queen of French film Catherine Deneuve – breaks free of her coddled life, she realizes, just like many other women who discovered feminism in the 1970s, that the personal really is political.

DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES {Of GODS AND MEN}
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011.
Xavier Beauvois / 2010 / 120 min.


A sublime tale of faith and doubt based on a real incident, Of Gods and Men chronicles the story of eight French Trappist monks living in an impoverished Algerian village. When faced with threats of violence from fundamentalist terrorists and the Algerian military, the monks must decide whether to seek safety or risk their lives and stay with the local villagers who have come to trust them and rely on their aid. Post-screening discussion with Prof. mirium cooke.

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Presented in collaboration with the Department of Romance Studies, the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program (AMES), the Duke University Center for International Studies, as well as the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and the Screen Society.

The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Culture (CNC), The Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, and highbrow entertainment. www.facecouncil.org

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Please contact Eliza Bourque Dandridge at eliza.dandridge@duke.edu for more information.

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