Augustana College will show five movies in its annual French Film Festival Nov. 16-Dec. 14. Admission is free and open to the public.
All films will be shown in French with English subtitles. Films will begin at 7 p.m. in Olin auditorium.
Nov. 16: Amour
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (IMBD)
This 2012 drama won the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Rated PG-13, it runs two hours, seven minutes.
Nov. 21: Deux Jours, Une Nuit (Two Days, One Night)
Sandra is a factory worker in Belgium who discovers that her workmates have opted for a bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job. (IMDB)
This 2014 Belgian-French-Italian drama film was written and directed by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, and stars Marion Cotillard. She received a Best Actress nomination for her performance, making her the first actor or actress to be nominated for a Belgian film.
Rated PG-13; one hour, 35 minutes.
Nov. 30: Timbuktu
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. (IMDB)
This 2014 French-Mauritanian drama was directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. It is PG-13 and runs one hour and 37 minutes.
Dec. 7: Tomboy
A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. (IMDB)
This unrated 2011 drama runs one hour, 22 minutes.
Dec. 14: Intouchables
An aristocrat with quadriplegia from a paragliding accident hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (IMDB)
The movie is rated R and runs one hour,
The festival is presented by the Augustana College Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the Office of Student Life, SLP and the Multicultural Programming Board.
Ashleigh Johnston, 309-794-7833