Cape Fear Community College will host the Tournées French Film Festival, a program of the FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation, February 12-14. 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, U-170 (502 North Front Street).
All films are in French with English subtitles, and all screenings are free and open to the public.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 12:30 PM
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is a delightful animated film, charmingly old-fashioned in its graphics but sly and witty in its contents. Consisting of three stories featuring a recurring cast of hapless farm animals, the film is presented as a theatrical revue, with the “big bad” fox appearing on a stage before each segment to introduce the action.
Run Time: 83 minutes
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 6 PM
Set in the 1990s, a period when Corsica hovered on the edge of civil war, A Violent Life follows Stéphane, a Corsican student who gets sucked into radical nationalist circles and eventually goes underground to join the armed struggle.
Run Time: 107 minutes
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 12 PM
Makala is an extraordinarily revealing and surprisingly gorgeous look at everyday life for a charcoal salesman in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (In French and Swahili).
Run Time: 96 minutes
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 6 PM
Le Trou is the story four cellmates on the verge of carrying out a long-prepared escape when a young stranger from
a wealthy background is assigned to their cell. The four men must decide whether to trust the newcomer or put off their getaway.
Run Time: 132 minutes
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 12:30 PM
With Faces, Places, 89-year-old powerhouse Agnès Varda teams with the world-famous young street artist JR to make a film as wide-ranging as it is personal, as fanciful as it is pointed.
Run Time: 113 minutes
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 6 PM
Polina is the story of a young Russian ballerina’s discovery of contemporary dance—the tale of a young woman
forging an artist’s path by learning to look at the world in her own way.
Run Time: 112 minutes
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.