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French-language Women’s Filmmaking series: À peine, j’ouvre les yeux

YeuxUC at the Esquire Film Series: French-language Women’s Filmmaking
September 8-22, 2017

More films are made each year by women directors in the French film industry than in any other nation in the world. This series explores the thematic, cultural, and geographic diversity of that output, presenting three French films or co-productions encompassing different approaches to women’s filmmaking in the French-speaking world. Each screening is introduced by an expert in the field of French Studies or Film Studies and will be followed by a discussion.

Sponsored by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies, the department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures, the Alliance Française of Cincinnati and the Esquire Theatre.

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:30 – Esquire Theatre
À peine, j’ouvre les yeux / As I Open My Eyes
(France, Tunisia, Belgium, 2015, directed by Leyla Bouzid)
Farah (Baya Medhaffar) becomes the lead singer in a rock band in the period leading up to Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution. Leyla Bouzid’s “impressive debut” (Variety) conveys the fear and trepidation Farah experiences during this tumultuous period as she rebels against society and flaunts her parents’ disapproval and police surveillance.

 

Details of This Past Event
Date: September 08, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Esquire Theatre (map)
Address: 320 Ludlow Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

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