Salve Regina hosting 11th French Film Festival April 3-14
Six thought-provoking films, including the 1959 classic, “Hiroshima Mon Amour,” will be featured when Salve Regina hosts its annual French Film Festival April 3-14.
All films will be screened in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. Salve Regina students, faculty and staff receive free admission to all screenings and events with a valid University ID. For all others, festival passes to all films and events are $35, Sunday films with receptions are $15 and weeknight films are $10.
For full film descriptions and trailers, visit salve.edu/french-film-festival. The following films will be featured during the festival:
3 Coeurs/3 Hearts
4 p.m. Sunday, April 3
Benoit Jacquot’s stirring love-triangle melodrama stars Catherine Deneuve, her daughter Chiara Mastroianni, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Benoit Poelvoorde. A wine and cheese reception will follow the screening in McAuley Hall.
Bande de Filles/Girlhood
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5
Celine Sciamma’s third feature is a coming-of-age story set in the housing projects of the impoverished banlieues of Paris.
7 p.m. Thursday, April 7
Winner of the New York Film Critics Circle and National Society of Film Critics Awards for best foreign language film, Abderrahmane Sissako’s magnificent film concerns the jihadist siege of the Malian city of the title in 2012.
Deux Jours, Une Nuit/Two Days, One Night
3 p.m. Sunday, April 10
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard stars in the Dardenne brothers’ urgent chronicle of one working-class woman’s life as it is torn asunder by the demands of late capitalism over the course of a single weekend. A coffee and pastry reception will precede the film at 2 p.m.
La Religieuse/The Nun
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12
This scathing examination of religious hypocrisy, based on Denis Diderot’s 18th-century novel of the same name, features performances by the great Isabelle Huppert, as well as Louise Bourgouin and newcomer Pauline Etienne.
Hiroshima Mon Amour
7 p.m. Thursday, April 14
One of the most influential films ever made, this year’s classic selection is Alain Resnais’s 1959 masterpiece. A profound reflection on memory, the passage of time, and war, it helped shape the Nouvelle Vague, liberating its filmmakers from linear storytelling.