News From Home Film Festival
(Free Film Festival in November with drinks reception)
“The only thing worth globalizing is dissent” – Arundhati Roy
The News from Home Film Festival is an initiative created by four PhD students to explore contemporary films depicting the marginalization of cultures and individuals in the face of globalization. The festival takes place across four Thursdays in November. Each screening is free (for both students and non-students) and is followed by a drinks reception.
The third screening is the French film Jeune Femme (2017) by Léonor Serraille, which tells the story of Paula, in her early thirties, who comes back to Paris after a long absence. Broke and alone, she is struggling to settle in this bustling capital. In search of an identity, she’ll do everything to get back on her feet.
“It’s a superbly sympathetic and spikily comedic portrait of a young woman on the verge (or “under the influence”), struggling with the recently fractured shards of her personality”. ★★★★★ The Guardian
Introduction by François Giraud (PhD in French Studies)
Post-screening discussion with one of the film’s assistant directors, Jeanne Paravert
Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Time: 6 pm
Location: The Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square
We will also show the following film the upcoming Thursday:
On Body and Soul (2017, Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary) – 29 November, 18:00
Supported by Innovative Initiative Grant and the LLC Student Led Initiative Grant
Organized by Chantal Bertalanffy, Eszter Simor, François Giraud, Richard Elliott