The NDSU Department of Modern Languages is set to host a French Film Festival, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5, and continuing through Tuesday, March 5, at the Fargo Public Library, located at 102 Third St. N.
The festival is free and open to the public. Six French films with English subtitles will be featured, including:
• Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.: “Félicité (2017)”
• Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m.: “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (2018)”
• Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.: “Fatima (2016)”
• Tuesday Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.: “My Life as a Zucchini (2016)”
• Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.: “Jaguar (1967)”
• Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.: “The Workshop (2017)”
“I hope attendees will enjoy a break from the cold Fargo winter, but also that they will see the beauty, variety and diversity of the French film industry today,” said Jeanne Hageman, associate professor of French and international studies major director, who organized the festival. “I also hope they will see the similarities and interconnectedness of the American and Francophone cultures. All of the films, with the exception of the classic film selection, 'Jaguar,' were made in 2016 to 2018, and show that many of the issues we deal with in this country are also being dealt with in France and French-speaking Africa.".
The NDSU Department of Modern Languages received a Tournées Film Festival award from the FACE Foundation to present the films. Tournées Film Festival is made possible with support by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.
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