MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University will host a French World Cinema Festival April 11-14. Four films will be shown over the course of the festival. They feature French dialogue with English subtitles.

Each of the following films will be introduced by its director or a scholar and followed by a discussion. All screenings, with the exception of April 14, are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Jamrich Hall room 102.

Thursday, April I 1: Belle dejour, from Paris. Introduced by Solange Leibovici, chair of comparative literature at the University of Amsterdam.

Friday, April 12: Aftique, je te plumerai, from Cameroon. Introduced by Christian Mbarga, specialist in French literature and Francophone studies with a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.

Saturday, April 13: Chercher la vie, from Haiti. Introduced by the film's director, Claudette Coulanges.

Sunday, April 14 (1:30 p.m.): Passage du milieu, from Martinique. Introduced by the film's director, Guy Deslauriers.

Admission is free to NMU students. Non-students can obtain a $5 VIP pass that includes admission to all screenings and discussions, as well as the official reception with the directors and scholars at 9 p.m. in the Sky Room of the Landmark Inn.

For more information, contact Nell Kupper, professor of modem languages and literatures, at (906)227-2648.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director