Ashland University’s Department of Foreign Languages will hold a Tournées Film Festival in October that will feature five recent French films and one classic film. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will take place October 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30 at 7 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education.
The festival, which is presented in collaboration with Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was made possible by a grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange received by Dr. Richard Gray, associate professor of foreign languages, who organized the festival.
Additional support also is provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the Centre National de la Cinématographie et l'Image Animée Campus France USA, the Florence Gould Foundation and highbrow entertainment.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Un Beau Soleil Intérieur (2017)(Let The Sunshine In) will be shown. Claire Denis teams with Christine Angot to tell the story of Isabelle, a fifty-something Parisian artist played by the great Juliette Binoche. Through the elliptical tale of Isabelle’s successive relationships with a variety of egotistical if not downright oafish men, Denis pulls off a surprising balancing act between the melancholy truths of ageism, sexism and class relations in contemporary France and a light, occasionally fanciful comic touch.