Prof. Rebecca Rogers, Université Paris Descartes
“Gendering the French Imperial Story : Mme Luce in 19th-century Algeria”
The French Department at Penn State announces a Table Ronde presentation in the area of syntax by Viviane Déprez (Rutgers University), on April 7 at 2:30 PM in 124 Sparks Building.
The title of the talk is: Quand personne ne dit rien, peut-on tomber d'accord? Une étude expérimentale de la concordance négative en français.
The talk will be in French, but the speaker will use powerpoint to make her talk also accessible to those who don't speak French on a daily basis.
For more information, please contact Marc Authier, email@example.com
"Holy Motors" - A film by Leos Carax
Among other awards, Holy Motors won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography at the 2012 Chicago International Film Festival.
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part - but where are the cameras? Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by Céline, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him through and around Paris. He's like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the beautiful gesture, the mysterious driving force, the women and the ghosts of past lives. But where is his true home, his family, his rest? -- (C) Official Site
|"Monsieur Lazhar" by Philippe Fardeau
The acclaimed new film from the producers of the award winning Incendies, MONSIEUR LAZHAR is a profoundly moving story about a group of young schoolchildren coming to terms with the adult world before their time, and the inspirational educator who transforms their lives.
|Amour (by Michael Haneke)
Octogenarians Georges and Anne are retired music teachers whose daughter lives abroad with her family. When Anne suffers a stroke and is left paralyzed on one side of her body, the couple's abiding love for each other is put to the test.
|Le Chat du Rabbin (The Rabbi's Cat)
Based on co-director Joann Sfar’s popular comic-book series of the same name, The Rabbi’s Cat features a remarkable, if hairless and giant-eared, feline at its center. This wryly philosophical, beautifully drawn, meticulously detailed animated film takes place during the 1920s and 1930s in Algiers, where the kitty is preparing for his bar mitzvah.
|Something in the Air (2012)
by Olivier Assayas
Set in the early 1970s, this bracing semi-autobiographical film resists easy nostalgia, focusing instead on the turbulence of one’s late teens and early twenties. A high-school student named Gilles was born too late to take part in the insurrections of May 1968 but is still consumed with revolutionary zeal.