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