French Film Screenings – Semester 1, 2019
French Film Screenings (Semester 1, 2019)
Join us for our Wednesday lunchtime French films this semester!
Free and open to all University of Sydney students and staff. All film screenings in French with English subtitles.
13 March: Après mai (2012), dir. Olivier Assayas
Set in 1971, this is Assayas’ take on Mai 68 youth protests — one of France’s defining historic moments. Presented by Dr Alexander Howard from the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Sydney. Join Dr Alex Howard for New Dawns Fade: Models, Ghosts, and the Cinema of Olivier Assayas, a same-day discussion of Olivier Assayas’ After May at 4.30—6pm in the Education Seminar Room 618 (Education Building A35).
27 March: Journal de France (2012), dir. Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret
Renowned photographer Depardon and Nougaret’s road-trip documentary explores France in all its complexity. Presented by Dr Lea Vuong, Lecturer in the Department of French and Francophone Studies.
10 April: Le Prénom (2012), dir. Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte
What’s in a name? This popular French comedy explores the symbols, prejudices and values contained in a name. Presented by Associate Professor Michelle Royer, Chair of the Department of French and Francophone Studies.
1 May: L’Ecume des jours (2013), dir. Michel Gondry
Gondry’s adaptation of the cult 1947 Boris Vian novel. Presented by Dr Clara Sitbon, Lecturer in Department of French and Francophone Studies.
29 May: Hôtel du Nord (1938), dir. Marcel Carné
‘Atmosphère ! atmosphere ! Est-ce que j’ai une gueule d’atmosphère ?’ Discover (or watch again) this French classic, and hear Arletty’s famous line. Presented by Dr Léa Vuong.