French film series at MIT

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

Films in French, with English subtitles

Films on the Green, an outdoor French Film Series.
At the Dertouzos Amphitheater behind the Stata Building (32 Vassar Street) - Rain location: 34-101.

September 11, 2015
Yves Saint-Laurent - directed by Jalil Lespert

September 12, 2015
Girlhood - Directed by Céline Sciamma

French food & social begins at 7 pm – Films start at 7:30 pm

Free screening / Open to all

Starring Pierre Niney (who won a César Award for Best Actor for this part), Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon & Laura Smet, Yves Saint Laurent is a sumptuous drama exploring the turbulent personal and professional lives of the great French couturier. Shot on location in Paris and Morocco, it also features original clothes from the Yves Saint Laurent haute couture collection archive.

Céline Sciamma's Girlhood is an insightful and powerful “coming-of-age story” about a young girl, Marieme (Karidja Touré), growing up in the housing projects outside Paris. Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, drops out of school and starts stealing. The film was commended for its groundbreaking representation of women in the banlieues, rarely portrayed on the French silver screen, and its astute depiction of adolescence.

Films brought to you by MIT-France, the French Consulate in Boston, MIT Global Studies and Languages, Le Club Francophone.

End Date: 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 7:00pm