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'Les Combattants'

DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

TIME: 11:00 p.m.

LOCATION: HCC Leslie Phillips Theater

ADMISSION: FREE

Holyoke Community College French Film Festival March 21 – April 12

In collaboration with Amherst Cinema, Holyoke Community College presents a French Film Festival March 21 through April 12.

Al films are in French with English subtitles.Admission to all events is free for HCC students, faculty and staff with a valid ID, and there is no admission fee for the general public to films shown on the HCC campus. 

Please go to the Amherst Cinema website for ticket prices for films shown there. Locations and showtimes vary, as indicated:  

Wednesday, March 29, 11 a.m., Holyoke Community College, Leslie Phillips Theater

Les Combattants (Love at First Fight)

2014 / Thomas Cailley

Set in a coastal town in southwest France, Love at First Fight follows the unlikely attraction that develops between Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs), a mild-mannered woodworker and carpenter, and Madeleine (Adèle Haenel), a doomsday-obsessed graduate student preparing for an elite army unit.

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Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m., Amherst Cinema (28 Amity St., Amherst)

Mon Amie Victoria (My Friend Victoria)

2014 / Jean-Paul Civeyrac

My Friend Victoria shifts the action of a Doris Lessing short story from London to contemporary Paris. Telling the story of a young African woman (Guslagie Malanda) and her uneasy relationship with a wealthy white family, the film provides an unusual and welcome insight into the situation of foreigners in France today.

TRAILER

Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m., Holyoke Community College, Kiitredge Center 301

Bande de Filles (Girlhood)

2014 / Céline Sciamma 

Set in the impoverished suburbs that ring Paris, Girlhood focuses on Marieme (Karidja Touré), a sixteen-year-old who assumes responsibility for her two younger sisters while their mother works the night shift. She falls in with a triad of tough girls, all played by charismatic first-time performers, who boost Marieme's confidence.

 TRAILER

Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m., Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center 301

Pierrot le Fou

1965 / Jean-Luc Godard

Arguably the masterpiece of Godard's glorious first period, Pierrot le Fou follows the whirlwind romance between wealthy Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his babysitter Marianne (Anna Karina), followed by their escape to the south of France with gangsters on their trail.

TRAILER

The festival is presented in collaboration with the HCC Foreign Language Department, HCC Student Clubs and Activities and with a grant from the FACE Foundation, supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in education and the arts.For more information, please contact Sabine Charton-Long at schartonlong@hcc.edu



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