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Alliance – PSU Ciné Club Meeting August 31

The second Ciné Club Discussion will be held at the Alliance on August 31 in easy French with some English.

“The Girl from Paris” (Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (Christian Carion, 2001) is a delightful French movie about a young Parisian woman (Mathilde Seigner) who decides to radically change her life and become a farmer.

Beyond the gorgeous images of the Vercors and the entertaining feud between the young farmer and the old widower (Michel Serrault) who sold her his farm, is also told the story of French “peasantry” in the 21st century and the rise of the postmodern farmer.

This movie was nominated for two Césars and won awards in several festivals. For more insight into the ways in which this movie represents rural France today, also see Prof. Dolidon’s article in The French Review “The Postmodern Farmer and the Production of Rural France in The Girl from Paris” (Vol. 96, No. 5, April 2013).

Watch the movie in advance, then come discuss it with Annabelle Dolidon, Professor of French at PSU.

A copy of the movie may be checked out at the office. You may also watch it on youtube or buy it on Amazon for $10. Click here to sign up.

Monday, August 31, 2015 6:15 PM
Monday, August 31, 2015 7:45 PM
$5 members, $7 nonmembers
The Historic Kamm House
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1425 SW 20th Avenue, Portland, OR, United States, 97201-2485

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