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FGCU Hosts "The Tournees Festival," with Francophone Movies Showing in February
1/27/2012

FORT MYERS, FL - The Department of Language and Literature at Florida Gulf Coast University, in collaboration with the Department of Communication and Philosophy; College of Arts and Sciences; Multicultural Student Services; The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies; and Amnesty International, present a variety of recent francophone movies at the Sugden Welcome Center Theater, Room 108. This event is free and open to the public.

Feb. 2, 6 p.m. - La Mome (La vie en Rose) by Oliver Dahan. The movie illustrates a swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing. Marion Cotillard stars as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf.

Feb. 9, 6 p.m. - Paris by Cedric Klapisch. Characters of vastly different backgrounds intersect and provide a sense of the multitudes and complexities contained within one of the world's greatest metropolises.

Feb. 16, 7 p.m. - Copie Conforme (Certified Copy) by Abbas Kiarostami. Movie screening begins with an introductory lecture by Farshad Aminian, assistant professor in the Dept. of Communication and Philosophy. The movie centers on the relationship between an English writer and an anonymous woman.

Feb. 22, 7 p.m. - Le Chant Des Mariées (The Wedding Song) by Karin Albou. Movie screening sponsored by The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies, with an introductory lecture by John Cox, associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The movie focuses on the friendship between teenagers - a devout Muslim celebrating her engagement, and her neighbor, a secular Jew living with her widowed mother.

Feb. 23, 6 p.m. - Persepolis by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. Movie screening is sponsored by Amnesty International. The movie features a young girl coming of age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

For more information, media representatives should contact Delphine Gras, assistant professor in the Department of Language and Literature at (239) 590-1511 or dgras@fgcu.edu.

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