Tournees Film Fest at University of Tampa, c'est bon cinema
Don't be surprised if University of Tampa students are wearing berets and carrying bread loaves on campus this week.
The university is currently hosting the Tournee' Film Festival, a six pack of French productions made made possible by a grant presented by the French–American Cultural Exchange Foundation, in conjunction with the French Embassy.
This is the first year the University of Tampa has hosted the event, providing a workout for its David Falk Theater's recently installed multiplex-grade projection system.
Tounee' got underway Monday with a screening of Mood Indigo. Here's the remaining lineup of films:
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Timbuktu - A cattle herder and his family are threatened by Jihadists in a drama from Mauritania nominate for 2014's best foreign language feature Academy Award.
Friday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Love at First Fight - Romantic comedy, winner of four Cannes Film Festival prizes in 2014.
Friday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Girlhood - Young frenchwoman joins a street gang to find acceptance. Nominated for four Cesar (French Academy) Awards.
Sunday, Jan. 31, 3 p.m.
Hiroshima mon amour - Alain Resnais' 1959 masterpiece, in which a French actor filming an antiwar movie in Japan falls in love with a local.
Monday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Clouds of Sils Maria - Kristen Stewart won a best actress award at Cannes last year for portraying the personal assistant of an aging actor (Juliette Binoche).