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French Film Festival set for NDSU

The NDSU Department of Modern Languages is set to sponsor a French Film Festival, scheduled to run from Feb. 4 to March 3. A total of six films, with English subtitles, will be shown during the festival.

Five of the films are recent award-winning productions, while the classic film choice, "The King and the Mockingbird," is from 1980. All will be shown at 7 p.m. in Minard Hall, room 230.

The films and showing date are:

• "Les Femmes du 6e etage," Thursday, Feb. 4

• "Le roi et L'oiseau," or "The King and the Mockingbird." Tuesday, Feb. 9

• "Le Bonheur d'Elza," Thursday, Feb. 11

• "Quai d'Orsay," Thursday, Feb. 18

• "Timbuktu," Thursday, Feb. 25

• Parce que j'etais peintre," Thursday, March 3

Organizers received a Tournées Film Festival award from the FACE Foundation, which supports French-American cultural exchange in education and the arts.

"We are honored to have received this competitive award that has enabled us to bring this festival to NDSU. The films we have chosen have all been nominated for or have won many awards," said Jeanne Hageman, associate professor of French and director of the international studies major. "We have specifically selected a wide variety of films that showcase the diversity of modern French cinema and hope that viewers will enjoy them as well as come away from them with a better idea of the Francophone world in general."

The festival is open to the public. Admission is free.

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