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French Film Series - Spring 2015

French Film Series – Printemps 2015

Portraits de famille

Cette série intitulée Portraits de famille (Family Portraits) nous invite à explorer quatre films sur la famille et ses difficultés dans la poursuite du bonheur.

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Kirikou et la sorcière (Kirikou and the Sorceress)

Mardi 10 février/ 7-9/ Serra Hall 318

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This fanciful, animated feature from French artist and director Michel Ocelot is based on a popular folk tale from West Africa. Kirikou (voice of Theo Sebeko) informs his mother from the womb that it's time for him to be born, but when she's too slow, he simply does the work himself. After learning that his parents' village is being threatened by a sorceress with a taste for human flesh, Kirikou leaps into action to save the day.

 

Casse-tête chinois (Chinese Puzzle)

Mardi 10 mars/ 7-9/ Room TBC

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A 40-year-old father of two, still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.

 

Va, vis et deviens (Live and Become) NEW DATE!!

Vendredi 1er mai / Serra 215 4pm

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Va, vis et deviens is a 2005 French film about an Ethiopian Christian boy who disguises himself as an Ethiopian Jew to escape famine and emigrates to Israel. It was directed by Romanian-born Radu Mihăileanu. It won awards at the Cannes, Berlin and Vancouver film festivals among others.

 

 

La guerre est déclarée (Declaration of War)

Mardi 5 mai/ 7-9/ Warren Auditorium, SOLES

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This exuberant and deeply moving film follows a new couple, Romeo (Jeremie Elkaim) and Juliette (Valerie Donzelli), who must face the ultimate test when they discover their new born child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront the ordeal together as a form of warfare.

 

For more information contact: Dr. Sylvie Ngilla || sngilla@sandiego.edu