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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Tournées Film Festival 2020 (Film/Video)

February 5: Madame Hyde (Mrs. Hyde) (95 mins) (2017)
This loose adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde transplants Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale to a high school in a tough Paris suburb and infuses it with a surprising mix of B-movie chills, dry humor, and contemporary reality

February 12: Vivre Riche (54 mins) (2017)
For anyone who has ever received an e-mail sent from an unknown African correspondent promising love or riches, this fly-on-the-wall documentary about young internet scammers in Abidjan is as enlightening as it is provocative.

February 19: Tazzeka (95 mins) (2018)
Tazzeka, making couscous for the locals and the occasional tourist, while dreaming of preparing lobster and rack of lamb in Paris, the international capital of gastronomy. Under the dual influence of his grandmother’s home cooking and a well-thumbed cookbook by world-renowned chef Joël Robuchon, Elias has become a chef with that unteachable gift for making irresistible, unique dishes. All he needs to make his dream comes true is to get himself to France...

February 26: La Religieuse (The Nun) (140 mins) (Classic Selection 1966)
Based on a novel by the Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot, which was itself inspired by real characters, The Nun is set in 1760, at a time when French convents were used by the aristocracy to hide away unmarried or otherwise inconvenient young women. The Nun tracks the downfall of Suzanne Simonin, a young woman forced into the convent by her insolvent aristocratic family. While Suzanne feels no calling to take holy vows, she is a devout being who resists the fanaticism she discovers in the convent.

March 4: Makala (96 minutes) (2018)
Makala (the Swahili word for “charcoal”) is an extraordinarily revealing and surprisingly gorgeous look at everyday life for a charcoal salesman in the Democratic Republic of Congo. French documentary filmmaker Emmanuel Gras follows 28-year-old Kabwita Kasongo through the entire process of making and selling charcoal: finding and cutting down a tree in the vast plains near his village in the southern region of Katanga, burying and burning the wood to create charcoal, loading multiple bulging bags of charcoal onto a rickety bicycle and walking it several days to the city of Kolwezi, where he hopes to sell his merchandise on its markets and streets.

March 11: La Douleur (Memoir of War) (127 mins) (2018)
In 1985, the preeminent French writer Marguerite Duras made headlines by publishing La Douleur, an autobiographical work about her life under the Nazi Occupation and during the Liberation of Paris, focused on the frenzied months she spent waiting for news of her husband Robert Antelme’s return from a concentration camp in Germany. Not just another movie about the Occupation and its legacy, A Memoir of War is a rare opportunity to see and feel through the eyes not only of a genius but a woman who was immersed in the historical tumult of her time.

All movies will be shown in Beckwith Recital Hall (Reineke Fine Arts Center) at 7:00 pm.
Parking will be available in T2 (Across from Reineke)
All movies will be shown in French with English Subtitles.

Location: Beckwith Recital Hall, Reineke Fine Arts Center
Price: Free
Host: Modern Languages
Contact: Jeanne Hageman
E-Mail: jeanne.hageman@ndsu.edu


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