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Williams College French Film Festival 2024: Media Manipulations

Tue, February 13th, 2024
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

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Titled “Media Manipulations: Three Centuries of Sensationalism & Scandal in New French Film,” this year’s Williams French Film Festival features recent films from France that focus on sensationalism and scandal in the media. From nineteenth-century Parisian journalists in Xavier Giannoli’s Lost Illusions (2021), to twentieth-century criminality in François Ozon’s The Crime is Mine (2023), to twentieth-first-century news media in Bruno Dumont’s France (2021), these films examine the scandalous, criminal, and comical effects of charlatan reporters, tabloid sensationalism, social media, and so-called fake news.


TUESDAY, FEB 13, 7PM, Images Cinema, Williamstown

Lost Illusions, Xavier Giannoli (2021)



TUESDAY, FEB 20, 7PM, Images Cinema, Williamstown

The Crime is Mine, François Ozon (2023)



TUESDAY, FEB 27, 7PM, Images Cinema, Williamstown

France, Bruno Dumont (2021) 



This festival is made possible with the generous support of the Williams Class of 1960 Scholars Program, the Williams Department of Romance Languages, and the Williams Center for Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. All films are in French with English subtitles, and are free and open to the public. The films will be introduced by French Professors Brian Martin and Preea Leelah. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street in Williamstown, MA. For more on these films and screenings, see:

http://imagescinema.org and http://cgllc.williams.edu and https://french.williams.edu

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