French Club To Host 7th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 12-14


(Jan. 22, 2014) — Armstrong's French Club will host the 7th Annual Francophone Film Festival February 12-14 at the Ogeechee Theater, located in the Student Union at Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

The Francophone Film Festival will screen five French-language movies covering a wide range of themes and issues. All film screenings are free and open to the public.

2015 Francophone Film Festival Schedule


Thursday, February 12, 6 p.m.
Le Hérisson (The Hedgehog)

A highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old girl named Paloma has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. As her appointment with death approaches, she finally meet some kindred spirits in her building's concierge and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire her to question her pessimistic outlook on life. A reception following the screening will feature remarks from Denis Blackburne, Honorary Consul to France and Germany, and a special introduction by Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken.

Friday, February 13, 6 p.m.
L'esquive (Games of Love and Chance)

A group of teenagers from the housing projects of the Paris suburbs practice a passage from the play Games of Love and Chance by Marivaux for their French class. Abdelkrim, or Krimo, who initially does not act in the play, falls in love with Lydia. In order to try to seduce her, he accepts the role of Arlequin and joins the rehearsal. Will his awkwardness keep him from participating in the play and succeeding with Lydia?

Friday, February 13, 8:30 p.m.
Une Femme Pas Comme Les Autres (An Uncommon Woman)

In this light comedy that challenges tradition, Mina, the chairwoman and managing director of a big company, decides to have a second husband in an environment where polyandry is an unknown practice. However, Mina has her reasons. She is disappointed by her husband's behavior and his flirtatious relationship with Aicha.

Saturday, February 14, 6 p.m.
Le Chat du Rabbin (The Rabbi's Cat)

Set in Algeria in the 1920's, a rabbi's cat that learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Saturday, February 14, 8:30 p.m.
Les Femmes du 6e Étage (The Women on the 6th Floor)

In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.

Francophone Film Festival sponsors include Smoothie King, The Armstrong Philosophy Club, Armstrong's Office of International Education, Armstrong's International Students Organization and the College of Liberal Arts.

For additional information, please contact Dorothée Mertz-Weigel at 912.344.2804 or
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