This is a weblog devoted to the 2010 Tournées Festival of French film at Notre Dame, scheduled for the month of October.
The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE [French American Cultural Exchange] which aims to bring contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses. The program distributes over $200,000 in grants annually to encourage schools to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals. Now in its 15th year, The Tournées Festival has partnered with more than 300 universities, making it possible for more than 450,000 students to discover French-language films… The films span generational and geographic borders, offer a range of genres and subjects, and showcase innovations in both style and storytelling. There are films by first-time directors alongside those from respected and revered fixtures in French cinema.
The festival at Notre Dame will start on September 30 with a screening of Cédric Klapisch’s new film, “Paris,” starring Juliette Binoche and Romain Duris. The full schedule is as follows:
September 30, “Paris” (Klapisch), 7:00 pm
October 14, “Séraphine” (Martin Provost), 6:30 pm
October 14, “Welcome” (Philippe Lioret), 9:30 pm
October 21,“Home” (Ursula Meier), 6:30 and 9:30 pm
October 28, “C’est dur d’être aimé par des cons” (Daniel Leconte), 6:30 pm
All films will be screened in the Browning Cinema, located in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
The Tournées Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC).
This blog is under construction this week, so please check back soon for updates. Each film will have a separate post, before and after, and your comments are welcome.