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C’est excitant! UNA to raise the curtain for annual French Film Festival

FLORENCE – Break out the berets, wine and bread.

It’s time for the annual University of North Alabama French Film Festival. The event is March 4-20, with each screening to begin at 6 p.m. in the Wesleyan Hall  Auditorium. The festival, which is in its seventh year, includes six screenings, with all films  subtitled in English. 

“I am delighted to see this event bring together the UNA family and the local community to enjoy films in French,” said Dr. Stephanie Coker, associate professor of French and a festival organizer. “Selections this year include classic films, dramas, a comedy, and a  mystery/thriller. We hope to have something for everyone.” 

“The Innocent” kicks off UNA’s French Film Festival. (UNA Contributed)

The festival kicks off March 4 with the 2022 release of “The Innocent.” The screening will also include a French-themed reception at 5 p.m. The festival will conclude March 20 with a screening of 1961’s “Last Year in Marienbad.”

The Jeff Eubanks Culinary Arts Department will prepare a special dessert for moviegoers to take home at the conclusion of the festival.

The event is also hosted by the School of the Arts, the Department of Cinematic Arts and Theatre, the Department of Communication, the Department of English, the Department of Psychology and Sociology, the Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion, the Cole Honors College, and the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. 

“We appreciate the support from many different departments and offices across campus,” said Coker. “One highlight of this festival is hearing from UNA faculty in various disciplines who  lead the discussion with students and community members after each film.” 

Each film will begin at 6 p.m. 

  • March 4: “The Innocent” (2022) 
  • March 6: “Saint Omer” (2021) 
  • March 11: “Casablanca Beats” (2021) 
  • March 13: “Paris Memories” (2022) 
  • March 18: “Chocolate” (1988) 
  • March 20: “Last Year at Marienbad” (1961)

Admission is free for UNA students, faculty, and staff and the community. The festival is the result of a grant from the Albertine Cinémathèque program of the FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine partnership with the French Embassy in the United States. 

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