Salve Regina French Film Festival Returns

The 14th annual French Film Festival at Salve Regina University screens six films Sunday, Mar 17, to Friday, Mar 29, all open to the public.

L'Atelier ("The Workshop"), dir. Laurent Cantet
L’Atelier (“The Workshop”), dir. Laurent Cantet

Films include: Un beau soleil intérieur (“Let the Sunshine In”), 2017, by Claire Denis, starring Juliette Binoche as a woman in middle age who has relationships with difficult men; the classic Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (“The Crime of Mister Lange”), 1936, by Jean Renoir, showing the circumstances leading up to the electoral victory of the Popular Front; L’Atelier (“The Workshop”), 2017, by Laurent Cantet, about a novelist teaching a summer class that includes a right-wing student who may be a terrorist; Félicité, 2017, by Alain Gomis, filmed in the Congo about a nightclub singer in Kinshasa frantically trying to raise money to save her 14-year-old son injured in a motorcycle accident; Le grand méchant renard et autres contes (“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales”), 2017, by Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner, an animated collection appropriate for children.

All screenings are on campus at the Bazarsky Lecture Hall in the O’Hare Academic Building, Salve Regina University, 100 Ochre Point Ave, Newport. Tickets are available at the door, but buying a festival pass online is encouraged. For questions, call 401-341-2197 or email