Cape Fear Community College will host the Tournées French Film Festival, a program of the FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation, February 13-15. The festival, held in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will take place on CFCC’s Wilmington campus in the Union Station Auditorium (502 North Front Street).
All films are in French with English subtitles, and all screenings are free and open to the public.
Special thanks to French Instructor Caroline Hudson and Film Instructor Lucinda McNamara for organizing this film festival.
My Life As A Zucchini
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 12:30 PM
Swiss director Claude Barra’s stop-motion animated film, My Life as a Zucchini, is an unexpectedly uplifting look at childhood tragedy
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 6 PM
In the Congo, passing the national baccalaureate exam can save a young person from a life of manual labor and open the doors to university and a career. This documentary follows a group of high-school students who cannot afford to pay teachers’ “bonuses” organize themselves to prepare for the State exam together.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 12 PM
Francois Ozon’s Frantz is set shortly after World War I, in a provincial German town conspicuously devoid of its young men. A woman, Anna, discovers a stranger at the grave of her late fiancé, Frantz, one of the many young Germans killed in the war.
Beauty and the Beast
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 6 PM
This 1946 adaptation of the classic fairy tale by iconoclastic novelist, playwright, artist, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau is that rare film that truly deserves to be called “magical,” a deeply ambiguous yet supremely romantic work that turns cinema into a spectacular conjurer’s trick, full of magic. French Pastries prior to film created by the CFCC culinary baking students.
April and the Extraordinary World
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 12:30PM
Mathieu Amalric reprises the role of Paul Dédalus from Arnaud Desplechin’s My Sex Life…Or How I Got into an Argument in My Golden Days, the character’s origin story. Paul, now an anthropologist, prepares to leave Tajikistan and reflects on his life. He has a series of flashbacks that unfold in three episodes.
Things to Come
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 6 PM
In Things to Come, Isabelle Huppert is a philosophy teacher who soldiers though the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.
Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.