February 19, 20 & 26

 March 4 & 5, 2016


Presented by

The Department of World Languages and Cultures

The Francophone Student Association

The Film Studies Program of the Department of English


For more information contact: fsajags@iupui.edu



All films will be shown on the campus of IUPUI in

Room IT 152 of the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex

at 535 W. Michigan St. (corner of Michigan and West St.)

Parking across W. Michigan St. in the Gateway Parking Garage (first garage on right after crossing West St.)


Admission is FREE and the festival is open to the public!

All films will be shown with English subtitles.


February 19, 2016 7:00 PM


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La Folie Almayer (Almayer's Folly, 2011)


Chantal Akerman's loose adaptation of Joseph Conrad's first novel (published in 1895) opens with the stabbing of a club performer lip-synching to Dean Martin's "Sway". The film unfolds as something of a hallucinatory nightmare, which, Akerman astutely intimates, might be the best way to describe the legacy of colonialism.

See more at: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/la-folie-almayer-almayers-folly/


Feb. 20, 2016 5 PM & 7:30


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5:00 Le Tableau (The Painting, 2011)


One of the most inventive animated films in recent years, Jean-Franois Laguionie's The Painting also offers gentle lessons about bigotry. Three different classes of subjects reside in a canvas abandoned by a painter.

See more at: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/le-tableau-the-painting/


7:30 L'ƒcume des jours (Mood Indigo, 2014)


Long thought unfilmable, Boris Vian's 1947 cult novel, which translates literally as "the Foam of Days", is charmingly adapted by Michel Gondry, who fills the screen with his trademark whimsical touches.

See more at: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/lecume-des-jours-mood-indigo/

© Drafthouse Films

Feb. 26, 2016 5 PM & 7:30


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5:00 Le Jour se lve (1939)


This paragon of "poetic realist" cinema was the fourth collaboration between director Marcel CarnŽ and screenwriter Jacques PrŽvert. Le jour se lve, released just a few months before France and the UK declared war on Germany, uncannily anticipates the unrelenting real-life misery to come.

See more at: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/le-jour-se-leve-le-jour-se-leve/ © Rialto Pictures


7:30 Level Five (1997)


As with every film made by the incomparable Chris Marker, the brilliant Level Five is unclassifiable. Equal parts essay, love story, and sci-fi fantasy, Level Five is, in one sense, the diary of a woman who recounts the completion of a video game based on the Battle of Okinawa that was begun by her now deceased lover.

See more at: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/level-five-level-five/

© Icarus Films

March 4, 2016 5 PM & 7:30


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5:00 Timbuktu (2014)


Timbuktu concerns the jihadist siege of this Malian city. A ragtag band of Islamic fundamentalists, hailing from France, Saudi Arabia, and Libya, announce their absurd list of prohibitions to Timbuktu's denizens, several of whom refuse to follow these strictures, no matter the consequences.

See more at: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/timbuktu-timbuktu/

© Cohen Media Group


7:30 Bande des filles (Girlhood, 2014)


Set in the impoverished banlieues that ring Paris and are home to many of its French-African denizens, Girlhood focuses on Marieme, a sixteen-year-old who assumes responsibility for her two younger sisters while their mother works the night shift; the teenager must also absorb the wrath of her older brother.

See more at: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/bande-de-filles-girlhood/

© Strand Releasing

March 5, 2016 5 PM & 7:30


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5:00 Deux jours, une nuit

          (Two Days, One Night, 2014)


Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne join forces with Marion Cotillard who plays Sandra, an employee at a solar-panel factory in an industrial town in Belgium who took a leave of absence after suffering a bout of crippling depression.

See more at: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/deux-jours-une-nuit-two-days-one-night/ © IFC Films/Sundance Selects


7:30 Sils Maria

          (The Clouds of Sils Maria, 2014)


Olivier Assayas's magnificent Clouds of Sils Maria explores the unstable boundaries between performing and being. With Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chlo‘ Grace Moretz.

See more at:  http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/sils-maria-clouds-of-sils-maria/ © IFC Films/Sundance Selects




Parking is available across W. Michigan St. from the theater in the Gateway Parking Garage at 252 N. Blackford St. First garage on your right after you cross West St. when you approach campus on W. Michigan St..


All films will be shown in IT 152 of the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex at 535 W. Michigan St. (corner of Michigan and West St.)



With special thanks and recognition to our funding sponsors:

The International Programming Grant, IUPUI Office of International Affairs, Student Activity Fees through a Student Organization Grant, and the following TournŽes sponsors: Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., Centre National du CinŽma et de lÕImage AnimŽe, Franco-American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation, Campus France USA and Highbrow entertainment.