Les Femmes du 6ème étage (2010) (The Women on the 6th Floor) A Tournees French Film Festival screening
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Date: Friday, September 7th, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 132, Hendricks Center for the Arts
Sponsored by: English, French Club, International Relations, Modern Languages and Literatures, Political Science, Comparative Literature
A Parisian captain of industry learns that there’s much more to life than turning a profit in Philippe Le Guay’s charming movie about friendship across class and language divides. Set in 1962, the film centers on the transformation of third-generation stockbroker Jean- Louis. The self-centered businessman starts to discover his altruistic side after he’s made aware of hardships endured by the half-dozen Spanish maids, refugees from Franco’s regime, who live above him. The kindnesses Jean-Louis bestows on his new amigas, led by the marvelous veteran Spanish actress Carmen Maura, do not go unreciprocated: They introduce to him to many Iberian pleasures, including paella, Malaga wine, and coplas.
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The Tournees Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and the Centre National de la Cinématograpahie et de I'Image Animée. Funding is provided by the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, Grand Marinier Foundation and highbrow entertainment.
This event is free and open to the campus and community.