image from The Wild Boys
For the second consecutive year, Cornell Cinema teams up with the Department of Romance Studies to present a Francophone Film Festival, made possible, in part, by a grant from the Tournées Film Festival* that covers the cost of presenting six of the films in the series. The Festival would not be possible without the enthusiastic involvement of French language lecturer and film specialist, Claire Ménard, who along with other faculty and graduate students in Romance Studies, will be introducing nearly all of the screenings, which will be attended by students from a variety of French language & culture courses. The Festival also includes a screening of Mariannes noires, that will be presented by filmmaker Mame-Fatou Niang on October 17 and be preceded by a panel discussion and reception, all free, courtesy of the French Studies Program. The documentary features seven Afro-French women who investigate the pieces of their mosaic identities and unravel what it means to be French.
*Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.