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French Film Festival: Let the Sunshine In

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 4 p.m.

Location: Bazarsky Lecture Hall

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Cost: $15 for general, free for Salve students, faculty and staff with University ID
Phone: (401) 341-2197

Synopsis: Filmmaker Claire Denis teams with novelist Christine Angot to tell the story of Isabelle, a 50-something Parisian artist played by the great Juliette Binoche. Through the elliptical tale of Isabelle's successive relationships with a variety of egotistical if not downright oafish men, Denis pulls off a surprising balancing act between the melancholy truths of ageism, sexism and class relations in contemporary France and a light, occasionally fanciful comic touch. Driven by Binoche's masterful performance, "Let the Sunshine In" takes the perspective of a woman in late middle age to give a timely report on the battle of the sexes, hinting at the more general malaise hanging over French society today.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the screening. Festival passes to all films and events are $35. Tickets and festival passes are available online or at the door.