Published: October 07, 2022
UT Presents Fall Semester French Film Series
“Aline,” a fictionalized comedic telling of a Celine Dion-esque megastar, is the first film in the University’s series Albertine Cinémathèque à UT: A French Film Series.
Albertine Cinémathèque is a program of the French-American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation and Villa Albertine in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States and with support of the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et da l’ImageAnimée). The series is sponsored by UT’s Department of Film, Animation and New Media (FMX) and the Department of Language and Linguistics.
“Aline” and other films in the series are free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved. All screenings will be held in the Charlene A. Gordon Theater in the Ferman Center for the Arts. Other films follow:
- "L’évènement (Happening)" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. "Happening" is an adaptation of Annie Ernaux's novel of the same name, looking back on her experience with abortion when it was still illegal in France in the 1960s.
- "Benedetta" at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. "Benedetta" is about a 17th-century nun in Italy suffering from disturbing religious and erotic visions.
- Truffaut’s Doinel Films: "400 Blows" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Presented in a miniature festival format, as part of the full collection of Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel film series, the iconic New Wave film "400 Blows" follows the early years of Antoine Doinel falling into crime.
- Truffaut’s Doinel Films: "Antoine Et Colette" at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. In the second short film of the analog Doinel series, Antoine Doinelis now 17 and looking for love.
- Truffaut’s Doinel Films: "Stolen Kisses" at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.
- Truffaut’s Doinel Films: "Bed and Board" at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Antoine Doinel’s wife is pregnant, but his new affair may jeopardize his marriage.
- Truffaut’s Doinel Films: "Love on the Run" at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. In the final entry of Truffaut’s Doinel films, Doinel, now more than 30, divorced and in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenage love, is now a lawyer who finds his first novel when they meet again in a station.
- "Gagarine" at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. The narrative/documentary hybrid film shows Yuri fighting to save his hometown from demolition.
- "France" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. France is about a celebrity journalist (Léa Seydoux) juggling her busy career and personal life, who has her life overturned by a freak car accident.
- "Lingui, The Sacred Bonds" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. By master African filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the film is about Amina and her daughter Maria seeking an abortion in a country where it is legally and morally condemned.