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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.

University News
November 21, 2017
Madison Glennie, a Drake golf standout and straight-A student, was a finalist for the highly prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year. 
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