Five French FilmsGAMBIER, Ohio (February 4, 2013)
The Francophone Film Festival brings five contemporary films to campus screens this week.
The free festival includes a range of contemporary French films, including the biopic Coco Before Chanel, the animated A Cat in Paris, the historical drama Of Gods and Men, the romantic comedy Romantics Anonymous, and the prison drama A Prophet. The films are in French with subtitles in English, and the public is encouraged to attend.
"They're great movies, recent movies that talk about different aspects of French culture," Assistant Professor of French Pierre Dairon said. "A film festival is always a great way to share Francophone culture."
Here is the film line-up:
· Coco Before Chanel, Thursday at 7:35 p.m., Kenyon Athletic Center theater.
· A Cat in Paris, Friday at 7:00 p.m., Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater. A free reception for the film festival will follow this showing in the Gund Gallery lobby.
· Of Gods and Men, Friday at 9:30 p.m., Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater.
· Romantic Anonymous, Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater.
· A Prophet, Saturday at 9:30 p.m., Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater.
Discussions about the films will follow the screenings. To learn more about the festival, call 740-427-5660. The film festival is sponsored by the Kenyon Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Kenyon Film Society, and the French American Cultural Exchange program as part of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.