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Say "Oui" to Films at University Village

French Film Fest Sponsored by UC Riverside at University Village

A shower of subtitled cinema in May

(April 26, 2006)

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Chiara Mastroianni in New Yorker Films' It's Easier For a Camel - 2004. (Courtesy Yahoo Movies)Enlarge

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Chiara Mastroianni in New Yorker Films' It's Easier For a Camel - 2004. (Courtesy Yahoo Movies)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Tuesday nights at the University Village Cinemas will take on an international flavor during the month of May.

The Tournées Festival, organized by Michelle Bloom and sponsored by the UCR departments of Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages, Hispanic Studies, Women’s Studies and the program in Film and Visual Culture, will begin Tuesday, May 2 and end Tuesday, May 30.

The Festival, named after the French word for shooting a film “tournage,” and “tournée” which means a round or circuit, is a month-long series of contemporary films directed by French women. The films, which are all subtitled, will be shown every Tuesday night in May at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students with identification.

“These films, directed by prolific, veteran filmmakers as well as young up-and-coming directors, reflect the importance of women in the French film industry today,” said Bloom. “The films also reflect the globalism and multiculturalism of contemporary French film, as many of the films are co-productions between France and other countries.”

French Cultural Services also helped sponsor the festival.

The schedule of films follows:
5/2: Delphine Gleize’s "Carnages"
5/9: Claire Denis’s "The Intruder"
5/16: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s "It’s Easier for a Camel"
5/23: Julie Bertuccelli’s "Since Otar Left"
5/30: Catherine Breillat’s "Sex is Comedy"



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