French and Francophone Film Festival at the University of Washington 2008


(Photo by: .....antonio.....)

"The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC)."
"The Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation,
highbrow entertainment, agnès b.
and the Franco-American Cultural Fund."


The French Graduate Student Association is proud to present the 1st annual French and Francophone film festival here at the University of Washington. This film series has been structured to explore several key issues surrounding ethnicity, multiculturalism and identity in the postcolonial francophone world. The diegesis of the films selected work through issues of generational and cultural divide (Le Grand Voyage), national identity (10th District Court), immigration and immigration policy in Europe (Hop), suburban culture and the use of language in identity constructs (L'esquive), ethnic and religious tolerance (La Petite Jerusalem) and institutionalized racism in the workplace (The Glass Ceiling).


Saturday, May 10 / 7 pm / HUB Auditorium

L'esquive / Games of Love and Chance (2003) by Abdellatif Kechiche: 35mm / 117min

Introduction to film by: Dr. James Tweedie, Comp Lit Cinema Studies, University of Washington


Tuesday, May 13 / 7 pm / HUB Auditorium

Le Plafond de Verre / The Glass Ceiling (2004) by Yamina Benguigui: DVD / 92min


Friday, May 16 / 7 pm / HUB Auditorium

HOP / The Hop (2002) by Dominique Standaert: DVD / 104min

Introduction to film by: Dr. Albert Sbragia, French & Italian Studies, University of Washington


Saturday, May 17 / 1 pm / NW Film Forum

Le Grand Voyage / The Grand Voyage (2004) by Ismael Ferroukhi: DVD / 118min

Introduction to film by: Dr. Selim Kuru, Turkish Studies, University of Washington


Saturday, May 17 / 7 pm / HUB Auditorium

10EME Chambre-Instants d'Audience / The 10th District Court: Moments of Trial (2004) by Raymond Depardon: 35mm / 105min

Introduction to film by: Ms. Maggy Bailly, Bailly Law Film and Mr. Richard Hansen of Allen, Hansen & Maybrown

* Ms. Bailly and Mr. Hansen will give a short comparative talk on the French and American judicial systems. For lawyers attending the film and the presentation 2 CLE credits have been approved by the WSBA.


Friday, May 23 / 7 pm / HUB Auditorium

La Petite Jerusalem / Little Jerusalem (2005) by Karin Albou: 35mm / 96min

Introduction to film by: Dr. Kathie Friedman-Kasaba, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington


FaFFF 2009


FREE with valid U.W. ID (students/faculty/staff) - no ticket required; show ID at door

$1 for non-U.W. students with student ID

$7 for general public

* Tickets may be purchased at the HUB ticket office during normal business hours in the weeks leading up to the film as well as on the evening of the screening.

ATTENTION: Le Grand Voyage is a matinee showing (1 pm) at the NW Film Forum. Tickets will cost:

$5 for U.W. STUDENTS with valid student I.D.

$6 for seniors and children

$8.50 for general public

(Photo: Blake Emerys)

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