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2024 Francophone Film Festival begins Feb. 20

The annual Francophone Film Festival at Augustana will screen a film each Tuesday from Feb. 20 to March 19.

All films are free and open to the public. Films begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Olin Center on campus.

Films are presented by Augustana College World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department, the Office of Student Life, Student Life Programming and Multicultural Programming Board.

Feb. 20: Magnetic Beats (2021)

A group of friends yearning for excitement in the early 1980s broadcast a free radio station from their hometown in Brittany, France. When called for military service, Philippe has no choice but to leave for West Berlin. He's determined to keep on broadcasting but realizes that he just lived the last glorious moments of a world on the verge of extinction.

Director: Vincent Maël Cardona
Rating: 18+
Length: 1h 38m

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Feb. 27: Peter Von Kant (2022)

Peter Von Kant, a successful, famous director, lives with his assistant Karl, whom he likes to mistreat and humiliate. Through the great actress Sidonie, he meets and falls in love with Amir, a handsome young man of modest means.

Director: François Ozon
Rating: 16+
Length: 1h 25m

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March 5: Wingwomen (2023)

Barely escaping alive from their latest heist, and tired of the risks involved in a life of crime, two expert thieves and best friends recruit feisty Sam, an unemployed Formula 1 driver and a novice to the world of crime and guns, to assist them with one last job before they try and move to a new, and less stressful, line of work. However their employer is not so keen to let them quit.

Director: Mélanie Laurent
Rating: TV-MA
Length: 1h 56m

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March 12: Saint Omer (2023)

A young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter by abandoning her to the rising tide on a beach in northern France. But as the trial continues, the words of the accused and witness testimonies will shake Rama’s convictions and call into question our own judgement.

Director: Alice Diop
Rating: PG-13
Length: 2h 2m

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March 19: Big Bug (2022)

In this sci-fi comedy, a group of bickering suburbanites find themselves stuck together when an android uprising causes their well-intentioned household robots to lock them in for their own safety.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Rating: TV-MA
Length: 1h 51m

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