PSU International Film Series Starts 9/16

September 14th, 2008 by Adam

Come enjoy a noteworthy foreign film, L’Origine de la Tendresse and Other Tales, 6 French Film Shorts, today, 7 p.m., Boyd 144, $1 PSU students; $5 others. Sponsored by the International Film Series, with support from Academic Affairs, PACE and The HUB.
For more information: Dr. Peter Drexel, x52696

The World According to Shorts presents a program of six notable French short films, featuring a broad range of styles and genres, from animation to fiction to documentary, reflecting the diversity of both the visions of contemporary French filmmakers and the people of France–from foundry workers in Brest to Algerian immigrants transplanted to Paris; from the malaise of la vie quotidienne for an upper-class married couple to flirtatious youths in the capital’s Metro system.

Titles include:

“Kitchen” by Alice Winocour; “Gratte-papier” (Pen-Pusher) by Guillaume Martinez; “Ma mere: Histoire d’une immigration” (My Mother: Story of an Immigration) by Felipe Canales; “Je suis une voix” (One Voice, One Vote) by Jeanne Paturle and Cecile Rousset; “La derniere journee” (The Last Day) by Olivier Bourbeillon; and L’Origine de la tendresse by Alain-Paul Mallard.

These films have been honored with numerous awards and nominations at festivals from Cannes to Berlin to Montreal and beyond

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