UofL French Film Festival

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UofL French Film Festival 2022

February 3 - March 3  

COVID protocols in place. Proof of vaccination required at Speed Cinema.
All films in French with English subtitles.
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Films 

Godard, Mon Amour (Le Redoutable)

Introduction and discussion with Tom Carson, film critic (The Village Voice, GQ)

Michel Hazanavicius / 2017 / 107 min
DATE SHOWING: April 3 at 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Speed Cinema
FREE ADMISSION

SYNOPSIS
In 1968 France, actress Anne Wiazemsky (Stacy Martin) finds herself juggling political protests and artistic challenges in her married life with renowned filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (Louis Garrel). As her country undergoes enormous cultural change, so too does Anne's relationship with her husband. Godard, Mon Amour is a story of both real love and reel love. 


The Velvet Queen (La panthère des neiges)

Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier / 2021 / 92 min
DATE SHOWING: February 4 at 6:00 PM / February 5 at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM / February 6 at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Speed Cinema 
ADMISSION: $12.00 / $8.00 for Speed members

SYNOPSIS
High up on the Tibetan plateau, amongst the unexplored and inaccessible valleys, lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives. Renowned wildlife photographer Vincent Munier takes adverturer and novelist Sylvain Tesson on the quest to document the exceptionally elusive snow leopard. 


France

Introduction and discussion with Matthieu Dalle and Wendy Yoder (French, UofL)

Bruno Dumont / 2021 / 133 min
DATE SHOWING: February 10 at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM 
LOCATION: Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center, 2100 S. Floyd St.
FREE ADMISSION

SYNOPSIS
In this satire of contemporary news media, director Bruno Dumont casts actress Léa Seydoux as France de Meurs, a seemingly unflappable superstar TV journalist whose career, homelife, and psychological stability are shaken after she carelessly drives into a young delivery man on a busy Paris street. This accident triggers a series of self-reckonings, as well as a strange romance that proves impossible to shake. 


Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes) 

Introduction and discussion TBA

Dominik Moll / 2019 / 116 min
DATE SHOWING: February 17 at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM 
LOCATION: Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center, 2100 S. Floyd St.
FREE ADMISSION

SYNOPSIS
Set in France and in Côte d’Ivoire, Only the Animals exposes a world of greed, lust, betrayal, desperation, and murder. The disappearance of glamorous housewife Evelyne ducat (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) in the French mountains highlights the connections between a lonely farmer, an unfaithful husband and wife, a lovelorn waitress, and an African con artist, as a the local police investigates the case. 


2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2 automnes, 3 hivers)

Introduction and discussion with members of the UofL French Club'

Sébastien Betbeder  / 2013 / 93 min
DATE SHOWING: February 24 at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM 
LOCATION: Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center, 2100 S. Floyd St.
FREE ADMISSION

SYNOPSIS
33 year- old Arman (literally) bumps into Amélie  during a run in the park. Just as fate brings them together again a few weeks later, Arman's best friend Benjamin suffers a stroke. Over the course of the next two years, Arman, Amélie, and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories, and unforgettable memories that will define who they are. 


Titane

Introduction and discussion TBA

Julia Ducournau  / 2021 / 108 min
DATE SHOWING: March 3 at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM 
LOCATION: Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center, 2100 S. Floyd St.
FREE ADMISSION

SYNOPSIS
A Cannes Film Festival sensation and Palme d'Or winner, Titane is a feverish and jaw-dropping ride from the mind of acclaimed filmmaker Julia Ducournau. With a titanium plate surgically fused to her skull following a car crash as a child, car model Alexia embarks on a wild and ultimately unpredictable journey that questions our assumptions about family, identity, and love. 

The University of Louisville French Film Festival is made possible by the Student Activities Board, the Department of Classical & Modern Languages, the French program, and Ms. Nancy Brown. 

Questions? Contact Prof. Matthieu Dalle at m.dalle@louisville.edu or (502) 852-6115