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FSU International Film Series to Present "Rosetta"

Frostburg State University's 2000-2001 International Film Series continues with "Rosetta" on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Lane Center room 201. The series is sponsored by Center Stage and the Lane Center & Campus Activities.

"Rosetta," the winner of the coveted "Palme d'Or" for the best film of the 1999 Cannes film festival, is the story of a girl's desperate attempts to lift herself out of a mire of poverty and rejection. Played by Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta is a desperate, socially awkward young woman living with her alcoholic mother on a seedy caravan park. She finds it impossible to even maintain a menial job.

To emphasize the mundane bleakness of Rosetta's life, the directors use real time action and a handheld camera, which gets shakier as the emotional pitch rises. By the time the film ends, the story of Rosetta hits resonant depths.

This and future international film series showings are free and open to the public. "Rosetta" is presented in French with English subtitles and has a running time of about 90 minutes.

For information, contact the Lane Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589