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10th Annual Palouse French Film Festival Runs Throughout October

September 17, 2019

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 17, 2019 — Community members from across the region can enjoy French cinema this October when the 10th annual Palouse French Film Festival returns to the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow.

At 7 p.m. each Tuesday evening, Oct. 1-22, the Kenworthy will show a film presented in French with English subtitles. In addition, opening and closing receptions will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow.

Festival passes for all four shows are $10 or tickets to individual films are $5. Both are available at the door. Admission is free for WSU and U of I students with student ID.

The communitywide movie series is presented by the University of Idaho Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Washington State University School of Languages, Cultures and Race and the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.

The first film in the series is “Chez nous (This Is Our Land).” It is a timely drama about a young woman in northern France who is recruited to run for office by a far-right party that resembles France’s Rassemblement National (formerly known as the Front National). The film is a portrait of ordinary people and their relation to ideologies.

The complete schedule includes:

  • Oct. 1: “Chez nous (This is Our Land)” (2017)
  • Oct. 8: “Au revoir là-haut (See You Up There)” (2017)
  • Oct. 15: “Les innocentes (The Innocents)” (2016)
  • Oct. 22: TBA

The 2019 Palouse French Film Festival is made possible with support from the U of I College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; WSU College of Arts and Sciences; U of I Department of Modern Languages and Cultures; WSU School of Languages, Cultures, and Race; U of I Martin Institute and Program in International Studies; WSU Honors College; U of I International Programs Office; University Studies Abroad Consortium; WSU Department of History; private donors; and The Wine Company of Moscow.

Media Contacts

Sarah Nelson
Associate Professor of French and French Section Coordinator
University of Idaho

Sabine Davis
Clinical Professor of French
Washington State University

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