School Stories: Diversity and Adversity in New French Film

The second film in the Williams French Film Festival 2017 is Summertime (2015) by Catherine Corsini. Set in the 1970s, Summertime follows Delphine, the daughter of farmers, in her move to Paris to break free from her rural lifestyle and to gain financial independence. There, she meets Carole, a Parisian actively involved in the stirrings of the feminist movement who also has a boyfriend. The two women engage in an affair that turns their lives upside down. Catherine Corsini, the director, said “I really wanted to pay tribute to feminist women…” “I realized that feminism puts the human element first, and it has been the main principle in the writing of the film.”

The last film in this year's festival will be shown on February 27 - May Allah Bless France (2015).

All films are shown at Images Cinema and are in French with English subtitles. Admission is free. The festival is supported by the Department of Romance Languages, the Center for Foreign Languages, and the Dively Committee on Human Sexuality and Diversity.

Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Images Cinema