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International Film Series Presents Final Two Francophone Series Screenings

George Watson

April 7, 2015

The French films examine love, dedication and infatuation in varying degrees.

WHAT: The fifth and sixth screenings in the six-film Tournées Francophone Film Festival 

WHEN: Thursday (April 9) and Friday (April 10)

WHERE: Room 169, Human Sciences Building, 15th Street and Akron Avenue

EVENT: The Tournees Francophone Film Festival, sponsored by the Texas Tech International Film Series, FACE Foundation and the Texas Tech University Department of Classical and Modern Language and Literatures, finishes with the screening of the films “Dans la Maison (In the House)” and “Amour.”

Directed by François Ozon, “Dans la Maison” follows a French instructor who has grown weary of his students, but finds Claude, a student with extraordinary talent for writing. He takes Claude under his wing but becomes concerned when learning of Claude's depiction of a fellow classmate's family life and Claude's unhealthy infatuation with the mother that eventually escalates into an intense and secretive relationship.

“Amour” features a couple in their 80s, Georges and Anne, whose long, loving marriage is suddenly disrupted when Anne suffers a massive stroke. While dealing with the condition that constantly zaps Anne of her mental and motor skills, Georges decides to care for his wife in their home before their daughter intervenes, further testing their love for one another.

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CONTACT: Robert Peaslee, coordinator, International Film Studies program, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2562 or robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.