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The 2020 Tournées French Film Festival: Identities

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LocationTaylor Hall, Room 203

The Department of French and Francophone Studies invites you to the Tournées French Film Festival on the Vassar campus during the month of February, 2020. The festival will feature six critically acclaimed films. All screenings are free and open to the public. An opening reception will take place Feb. 6 at 6:00pm.

Each film will be preceded by an introduction by faculty from a variety of disciplines, and post-screening discussions will allow audiences to engage one another in discussing the aesthetic, political, and cultural questions the films raise.

The selection of films this cycle offers an exciting opportunity to reflect on changing identities in the Francophone world in a way that relates directly to American audiences. These films ask big questions about identity under the scope of community; ethnic, sexual, and linguistic diversity; intergenerational dialogue and solidarity; and the struggle to reconcile difficult histories with a positive future that is both pluralistic and global.

We will screen the following films, made by both established cinematic legends and emerging filmmakers:

  • Faces, Places (2017), Agnès Varda and JR (2/6, 6:30pm. Opening reception at 6:00pm)
  • The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (2018), Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert (2/8, 2:00pm)
  • The Wild Boys (2017), Bertrand Mandico (2/13, 6:30pm)
  • Félicité (2017), Alain Gomis (2/19, 6:30pm)
  • The Raven (1943), Henri-Georges Clouzot (2/20, 6:30pm)
  • Métamorphoses (2014), Christophe Honoré (2/27, 6:30pm)

Tournées is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and is cosponsored by the Department of Film, the Women's Studies Program, the Dean of the Faculty and the VSA French Club.