A fresh set of French films is on tap again this year at the University of Montana.
The series, presented by the UM Francophone Club and the Alliance Fracaise de Missoula, features full-length French films with English subtitles through April on Sunday and Monday nights.
Admission is free (although a donation of $2 per person would be greatly appreciated.) A reception will follow at the Quarter Moon Bookstore (1221 Helen Avenue) after each Sunday night viewing.
All films will be shown at the University of Montana's University Center Theater, on the third floor.
Here is the schedule:
- Sunday, Feb. 1, and Monday, Feb. 2, 7p.m.
"Baise-Moi" - Based on the controversial novel written by co-director Virginie Despentes, it is a vivid and brutal, reality-based exploration of two women's attempts to reclaim their sexual power.
- Sunday, Feb. 22, and Monday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.
"L'Anglaise et le Duc" - Set in the heart of the French Revolution, this film describes the relations between an English lady, Grace Elliott, who is an extreme royalist, and the Duke of Orleans, cousin of King Louis XVI, and a fervent pro-revolutionary and liberal politician.
- Sunday, March 7, 7 p.m.
"Le Roi Danse" - How King Louis XIV learned how to become the absolutist Sun King (the most powerful monarch of 17th century Europe) through the danse and baroque music of J.B. Lully.
- Sunday March 21, and Monday March 22, 7 p.m.
"La Grande Bouffe" - Four white, middle-aged successful bourgeois men, bored with life, meet at a secluded mansion in order to commit suicide.
- Sunday April 11, and Monday, April 12, 7 p.m.
"L'Ange de Goudron" - A contemporary tale of immigration with the dramatic story of an Algerian family's attempts to integrate into Canadian society.