Frostburg State University’s University Programming Council will continue with the presentation of films in this year’s Tournées Film Festival. The second film of the series is “Confidences Trop Intimes,” which will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Lane University’s Center Atkinson Room, 201. The film, which is rated R, is free and open to the public.
The French film begins with a troubled wife named Anna, who intended to see a psychiatrist named Dr. Monnier to speak of her marriage problems. Instead of speaking to the doctor, she unknowingly confesses her problems to a tax accountant named William Faber. William decides to listen instead of telling the truth about not being a doctor and becomes compelled by her confessions.
There will be three other films shown during the Festival. The next two, “Moolaadé” and “A Very Long Engagement” will be shown at the Palace Theatre on Main Street in Frostburg. “Moolaadé,” shown on Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m., takes on the controversial issue of female circumcision. It is unrated. “A Very Long Engagement,” Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m., follows the story of Mathilde, who is in search of her missing fiancé, Manech, who served in World War I. It is rated R. Admission is free for FSU students and $5.50 for the general public.
The Festival will end with the film “Viva Laldjerie” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Lane Atkinson Room, 201. The unrated film explores the lives of three women in Algiers trying to get by despite hardships. The film aims to highlight the tensions between modern and traditional society in a country emerging from civil war and dominated by men. Admission is free.
The Tournées Film Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC) as well as funding from The Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.
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