Le Gamin Au Velo (2011) (The Kid With a Bike), a Tournees French Film Festival
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Date: Friday, September 28th, 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
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s sublime tale of love and redemption begins with an 11-year-old boy in frantic, desperate motion. Refusing to acknowledge that he’s been abandoned by his father, Cyril escapes the children’s home where he’s been living, hoping to be reunited with his dad—and to find his lost bicycle. As the authorities from the children’s home catch up with him and try to bring him back, Cyril, refusing to return, tightly grips a total stranger, a kind, patient woman named Samantha, who will prove to be the heartbroken boy’s savior.
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.