Festival Brings New French Films to Town

The French Cultural Center’s Film festival, starting today at the Cin­­ema, offers a mixed bag of eight modern French films, from bucolic epics to zany comedies.

From celebrated director Jean Becker comes “Children of the Marshland” about a reclusive war veteran’s sojourn in the French countryside.

On the brighter side is Valerie Lemercier’s “From Behind,” about Frederique, a young wo­man who discovers the seedier side of Paris when she dresses up as a man and becomes ‘Fred­eric’ in order to get closer to her gay father.

Antonio Gutierrez, who is org­a­nizing the festival, expects a big turnout. “Lots of people re­gret that we show only old mo­vies,” he said. “For five days we will show only new films.”

All films are in French with English subtitles. Tickets are $3 for any three films. Films show at 2 pm, 4:15 pm, 6:30 pm, and 8:30 pm.º

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