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French Film Festival

DATE: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

END DATE: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Leslie Phillips Theater


2019 French Film Festival

Presented by Holyoke Community College  

All films are in French with English subtitles. All films are at 7:00 p.m. in the Leslie Philips Theater in the Fine & Performing Arts Building.

Admission is free for all.

Tuesday, March 19
L'Atelier/ The Workshop (2017), Laurent Cantet (1h53) Olivia, a Parisian novelist, has been hired to spend the summer in La Ciotat, a beautiful but distressed town on the Mediterranean, teaching a writing workshop for a diverse group of young people.  

Wednesday, March 20
Loin des hommes/Far from Men (2014), David Oelhoffen (1h41) In 1954, stuck between the French troops and the rebel army, a French teacher and a local Algerian man are forced to flee together across the Atlas Mountains. Based on The Guest by Albert Camus. Starring Viggo Mortensen.

Tuesday, March 26
Deux Jours, Une Nuit/ Two Days, One Night (2014), J.P. and L. Dardenne (1h35) In a Belgian industrial town, Sandra  (Academy-award winner Marion Cotillard) has a weekend to convince her colleagues to renounce a $1,000 bonus so that she can get her job back. Many awards and nominations.  

Wednesday, March 27
Examen d'État/National Diploma (2014), Dieudo Hamadi (1h32) This documentary follows a group of Congolese high school students taking matters into their own hands after their teachers demand fees to help them study for the high stakes national diploma.  

Tuesday, April 2
Le Crime de Monsieur Lange/ The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936), Jean Renoir (1h23) In this classic Renoir masterpiece, with screenplay by Jacques Prévert, the story of a murder turns into a timely  manifesto on the abuse of power and its consequences.  

Wednesday, April 3
Visages, Villages/ Faces, Places (2017), Agnès Varda (1h53) This Acacemy-Award nominated documentary is a portrait of modern-day France as well as the evolving relationship between open-hearted, 89-year-old Agnès Varda and  theworld-famous young street artist JR.  

The festival is presented in collaboration with the HCC Foreign Languages department. Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the generous support of French American Cultural Fund (FACE), Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image Animée (CNC), Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

For more information, please contact Sabine Charton Long at or Margaret Sweeney at