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Films & Schedules - French Language

2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS

Tue, Feb 18, 2014
at 6 PM (OMSI)
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Sat, Feb 22, 2014
at 7:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS

DIRECTOR: Sébastien Betbeder - FRANCE

This whimsical tale of ennui and the transformative power of calamity stylishly employs New Wave-inspired visuals, animation, reality-style confessionals, and a raft of pop cultural references, in-jokes, and appropriations to create a 21st-century portrait of young Parisians in love. Arman, a 33-year-old hipster vaguely longs for change. Maybe he’ll eat healthier? Half-gallantly, half-accidentally, he saves the beautiful Amélie from a pair of muggers. And their meet-cute (and dangerous) allows love to bloom. Meanwhile, Arman’s best friend from art school, Benjamin, is destined for sudden change too. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, the lives of the three...

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AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 3:30 PM (Cinema 21 (large theater))
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Mon, Feb 10, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

DIRECTOR: Arnaud des Pallières - FRANCE

Arnaud de Pallières’s adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s 1808 novella, a classic of German Romanticism, explores a fault line between declining feudalism and modernity. In 16th-century France, enterprising horse farmer Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen) runs afoul of a venal baron, who attempts to shake down the farmer as he crosses the nobleman’s woods on the way to market. After events escalate, causing great harm to Kohlhaas’s horses, farmhands, and family, he raises an army and wages war against the baron, who soon sues for peace. But with the clergy and courts adjudicating, will Kohlhaas win the war and lose the...

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CYCLING WITH MOLIERE

Fri, Feb 7, 2014
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Thu, Feb 13, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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CYCLING WITH MOLIERE

DIRECTOR: Philippe Le Guay - FRANCE

Popular television celebrity Gauthier Valence (Lambert Wilson) embarks on a train journey to Brittany’s Île de Ré with a clear mission in mind: convince his old friend Serge Tanneur (Fabrice Luchini) to return to the stage in the lead of Molière’s The Misanthrope. The task is not that simple, as Tanneur, a once-renowned comedian, went into exile three years prior, living in a dilapidated house bequeathed to him by his uncle. He is sick of his vocation, burning every script that he receives. For good and bad, a five-day struggle ensues to bring the great man out of the shadows....

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STRANGER BY THE LAKE

Fri, Feb 14, 2014
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sat, Feb 22, 2014
at 9:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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STRANGER BY THE LAKE

DIRECTOR: Alain Guiraudie - FRANCE

Franck is a regular at a secluded lakeside beach, a popular hotspot for gay men to sunbathe in the nude and sneak off for casual sex in the nearby woods. On the first day of the season, he spots the rugged, mustachioed Michel and is infatuated. Even after Franck witnesses Michel commit a sudden and shocking crime, it only serves to deepen Franck’s carnal attraction to the stranger, and the two men descend into a truly dizzying bout of amour fou. Filmmaker Alain Guiraudie’s tense, erotic, and lurid thriller won the top directing prize in the Un Certain Regard section...

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YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL

Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21 (large theater))
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Mon, Feb 10, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL

DIRECTOR: François Ozon - FRANCE

Ozon again delves into the mysterious world of the female soul in this story of 17-year-old Isabelle, who has her first sexual encounter at a resort in southern France—an episode that is just the beginning for this sexually inquisitive girl in search of rebellion. After returning to Paris, she begins to earn money through encounters with various older men. Her mother and stepfather give Isabelle absolute freedom and have no idea of her secret activities. Yet everything changes when a routine call ends in disaster, and the police and a psychologist become involved.... Over the course of four seasons and...

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