French film series coming to campus

For immediate release: Aug. 29, 2013

Gender Studies Minor Film Series

BLOOMSBURG — A series of six French films will be shown at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania during the fall semester.

The series, which is free to attend and open to the public, features a different film every two weeks on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in McCormick Center 2303.

The first film, being shown on Sept. 12, is “La Vie en rose,” the Oscar-winning 2007 story of the life of French singer Edith Piaf, who lived from 1915 to 1963.

Her life is depicted in a back-and-forth, non-chronological series of memories and flashbacks. The film was directed by Olivier Dahan and stars Marion Cotillard, Gérard Depardieu and Emmanuelle Seigner.

Other films in the series are:

  • “L’Auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment),” Sept. 26
  • “Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I’ve Loved You So Long,)” Oct. 10
  • “Elles,” Oct. 24
  • “Amour,” Nov. 7
  • “Paris,” Nov. 21

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