UNI French Film Festival

Monday, Feb 27, 2023

Online
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Free

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This series is sponsored by the UNI Department of Languages & Literatures with support of the UNI French Program Fund.  Albertine Cinémathèque (a program of FACE Foundation) and Villa Albertine, with support from the CNC / Centre National du Cinema, and SACEM / Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain. Co-sponsored by the UNI Departments of Art, Communication & Media, Curriculum & Instruction, History, Philosophy & World Religions, Theatre, the Program in Women's & Gender Studies and the School of Music.

Stream these French language films (subtitled in English) on your own computer, and join the Zoom discussion online.

All films are free, but advanced registration is required.

Illusions perdues / Lost Illusions

Lucien is a young unknown poet in 19th-century France. He has great expectations and wants to forge a destiny. He leaves the family printing business in his native province to try his luck in Paris, on the arm of his protector. Soon left to his own devices in the fabulous city, the young man will discover the backstage of a world dedicated to the law of profit and pretense. He will love, he will suffer, and survive his illusions.

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