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February 1, 2018

International film series runs Feb. 7-28

A monthlong film series at FGCU will zoom in on the world of international cinema and culminate with the premiere of a documentary made abroad by a faculty member and a student.

The Department of Language and Literature, in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences and the Seidler Fund, present the Seidler International Film Festival Feb. 7-28. Receptions and screenings are free and open to the public; all but the closing film will be shown at the Sugden Welcome Center.

The opening-night reception at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 will be followed by “Frantz,” a 2016 film by François Ozon in French and German with English subtitles. The plot involves a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France in the aftermath of WWI and meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits her fiancé’s grave to lay flowers, according to the Internet Movie Database. The film won best cinematography and was nominated for 10 other Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent of the Academy Awards.

Other films scheduled are:

  • Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m.: “True Smile/La Sonrisa verdadera,” by Juan Rayos (Spanish with English subtitles)
  • Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m.: “Voir du pays/The Stopover,” byDelphine & Muriel Coulin (French with English subtitles)
  • Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.: “Therapy for a Vampire,” by David Ruehm (German with English subtitles)
  • Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.: “Fatima,” by Philippe Faucon (French with English subtitles)
  • Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m.: El facilitador/The Facilitator,” by Victor Arregui (Spanish with English subtitles)
  • Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.: Reception in Edwards Hall 112 followed by a screening of “Liberation,“ a film written by Assistant Professor Jon Braddy, Ph.D. and directed by Gunnar Gibson (in English) about the aftermath of the end of apartheid in South Africa. They were supported by a Seidler Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

For more information, contact Delphine Gras, associate professor in the Department of Language and Literature, at (239) 590-1511 or [email protected].