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The Spring 2016 International Film Series

From Love to Deception: Fiction and the French Screen is made possible by a gift from the Evans Foundation

February 7: International Film: Molière (2007, Dir. Laurent Tirard)

Location:  Aliber 101
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Evans Foundation & World Languages and Cultures, and PFGCGC at Drake
Imprisoned for debt, famous playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise.

March 8: International Film: Violette (2013, Dir. Martin Provost)

Location: Meredith 106
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Evans Foundation & World Languages and Cultures, and PFGCGC at Drake
Violette Leduc, born a bastard, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the two women that will last throughout their lives, a relationship based on the quest for freedom by writing to Violet and conviction for Simone to have in their hands the fate of an extraordinary writer.

April 10: International Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, Dir. Alain Resnais)

Location:  Meredith 101
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Evans Foundation & World Languages and Cultures, and PFGCGC at Drake
A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

April 28: Int’l Film: Persepolis (2007, Dir. Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud) 

Location:  Meredith 101
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Evans Foundation & World Languages and Cultures, and PFGCGC at Drake
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

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University News
November 15, 2017
Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert in the Keys to Excellence series. The Nov. 27 concert also features Drake senior Pablo Valladeras.
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