French and Francophone Film Festival at the University of Washington 2009

"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 2nd 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, memory and identity in the neocolonial francophone world. The diegesis of the films selected work through issues of anticolonial struggle for independence (Frantz Fanon), colonial heritage and memory (Cache), national collective memory (Indigenes), national reconciliation (Daratt), reconciling the past with one's present (Les temps qui changent) and the power of manners, language, and love (Ne touchez pas la hache).


Wednesday, April 8 / 7pm / HUB Auditorium

Frantz Fanon: sa vie, son combat, son travail (2001) Cheikh Djemaï: DVD / 58min

Introduction by: Dr. Steven Ungar, visiting Katz Professor, French Studies, Film Studies, University of Iowa

Wednesday, April 15 / 7pm / HUB Auditorium

Cache/Hidden (2005) Michael Haneke: DVD / 117min

Introduction by: Dr. Claudia Gorbman, Professor of Film Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program, U of W Tacoma


Wednesday, April 22 / 7pm / HUB Auditorium

Indigenes/Days of Glory (2006) Rachid Bouchareb: 35mm / 120min

Introduction by: Dr. Raymond Jonas, Giovanni and Amne Costigan Professor of History, U of W

Friday, April 24 / 7pm / HUB Auditorium

Daratt (2004) Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: 35mm / 96min

Introduction by: PhD Candidate Lisa Friedli-Clapie, French & Italian Studies, U of W

Thursday, May 14 / 7pm / HUB Auditorium

Les Temps qui Changent/Changing Times (2004) Andre Techine: 35mm / 100min
Introduction by: Annie Fee, visiting graduate student in French & Cinema Studies, University of Geneva

Friday, May 29 / 7pm / HUB Auditorium

Ne Touchez Pas la Hache/The Duchess of Langeais (2007) Jacques Rivette: 35mm / 137min

Introduction by: Dr. James Tweedie, Comparative Literature & Cinema Studies, U of W


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

$1 for Senior Citizens

$7 for general public

* Tickets may be purchased at the HUB ticket office between 6:30pm and 7:30pm on the evening of the screenings..