The Department of French at Hamilton College is once again collaborating with the Kirkland Art Center in this year’s presentation of new French films, the Tournées Festival.
The first film in the five-film series is Rust and Bone on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Bradford Auditorium of the Kirner-Johnson building at Hamilton College. Film showings are free and open to everyone; suggested donations of $3. to the Kirkland Art Center are welcome.
Rust and Bone is an invigorating melodrama from Jacques Audiard, which centers on the explosive chemistry of two damaged souls: the beefy, penniless Ali, who has traveled south to Antibes with his five-year-old son to settle with Ali’s sister in the hopes of starting a new life, and Stéphanie, a whale trainer who becomes a double amputee after a freak accident at the marine mammal park where she works. Viewers witness the evolution of their tumultuous relationship that, despite (or because of) their many differences and the obstacles they face, results in nothing less than a great love story.
The Tournées Festival is funded by an annual grant organized by FACE, the French-American Cultural Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing French-American relations through innovative international projects in the arts, education and cultural exchange.
Hamilton College, Kirner-Johnson Bldg. Bradford Auditorium