French film series on campus Jan. 27-March 3

Quai d’Orsay/The French Minister is a 2013 comedy and an official selection in the Toronto International Film Festival that year.

Quai d’Orsay/The French Minister is a 2013 comedy and an official selection in the Toronto International Film Festival that year.


The 2015 Tournées French Film Festival will be held at TCU Jan. 27-March 3, thanks to a professor in its Dept. of Modern Languages Studies. Joshua Blaylock applied for and received a three-year grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange.

The festival is sponsored by the Face Foundation and by the Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Houston. The screening is included in the official calendar of the French Cultures Festival 2015.

Blaylock, who is new to the TCU faculty this year, says the movies will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in room 141 of the Moudy Bldg. North.

Ernest et Celestine was chosen best animated film for the César Awards in France (2013) and an official selection in the Academy Awards in 2014.

Ernest et Celestine was chosen best animated film for the César Awards in France (2013) and an official selection in the Academy Awards in 2014.

Dates:
Jan. 27
Ernest et Célestine
2012 animation about interspecies friendship, 80 min.
Academy Awards selection 2014

Feb. 3
Grigris
2012, 101 min.

Feb. 10
Mauvais sang
1986 & 2013, 105 min.

Feb. 17
Quai d’Orsay/The French Minister
2013 political satire, 113 min.

Feb. 24
Elle s’en va/On My Way
2013 comedy/drama expressly written for the actress Catherine Deneuve, 113 min

March 3
Poulet aux prunes/Chicken with Plums
20ll comedy, based on the comic book by Marjane Satrapi, 93 min.

For more information, phone Dr. Blaylock at ext. 6365 or email j.blaylock@tcu.edu.