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French Film Festival opens Jan. 29

The French Film Festival is back for the sixth year in a row, made possible by UGA Cinematic Arts and the department of theatre and film studies. On Monday nights beginning Jan. 29, the Tate Student Center Theater will screen award-winning French films of the past few years.

Tickets will be available at the door for $1 for students and $2 for all others. The films are subtitled and projected in 35mm. Each film, which will be screened at 8 p.m., will be introduced briefly by Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of Film Studies. This year’s five films are:

• Jan. 29: Nathalie, written and directed by Anne Fontaine, featuring Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant and Emmanuelle Béart in a bizarre love triangle.
• Feb. 5: L’Enfant, winner of the 2005 Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival, directed by the brothers Dardenne, in which a young father tries to sell his child to improve his own situation.
• Feb. 12: Quand la mer monte (When the Sea Rises) with actress and co-director Yolande Moreau as a traveling one-woman show who meets up with an eccentric vagabond fan.
• Feb.19: Comme une image (Look at Me) won the best script at Cannes. Directed by the team of Jean-Pierre Bacri and Agnès Jaoui, this comedy centers on the misfit Lolita, who struggles to be noticed in the glitzy world of her celebrity father, Etienne.
• Feb. 26: Caché (Hidden) Winner of both best director and Jury Prize at Cannes for writer-director Michael Haneke, Caché features Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche as a seemingly normal couple who begin to receive anonymous videotapes of their own home.