|In Cédric Klapisch’s wistful ensemble film about the City of Light, characters of vastly different backgrounds intersect, providing a sense of the multitudes and complexities contained within one of the world’s greatest metropolises. Cameroonian immigrants try to help their families back home; an imperious manager of a boulangerie begrudgingly approves of her new employee, also from an immigrant family; a middle-aged professor woos a student with Baudelaire-inspired text messages.
But the beating heart of Klapisch’s love letter to the city is the relationship between Pierre, a former dancer at the Moulin Rouge, and his older sister, Elise, a divorced, overburdened social worker raising three young children. After Pierre discovers that he has a potentially fatal illness, Elise and her brood move into his cramped apartment, taking care of and comforting a man who now fully appreciates the preciousness of life.
September 30, 7:00 pm
Introduction by Jean Fallon, Professor of French at Hollins University, who is writing a book-length study of Klapisch and his films.
Tickets are $6, $5 faculty/staff, $4 seniors, and $3 all students. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 574-631-2800 or visit http://performingarts.nd.edu. Minors in European Studies can pick up free tickets at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, 211 Brownson Hall.