Date(s) - 10/14/2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dana Center


Semester’s Theme: 

Gérard Depardieu – Through the years

In this semester’s movie classe, we  will explore 3 of Depardieu films. Having appeared in 170 films, Depardieu is one of the most iconic figures in film history.

Join us onWednesdays, October 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Dana Center at Saint Anselm College. The film is preceded by a brief presentation of key concepts and followed by group discussion of how the film relates to the theme.  The film is in French with English subtitles. Presentations and discussion is in English.

martin guerre

Le retour de Martin Guerre (“The Return of Martin Guerre”)

This film relates a historical case of alleged identity theft and demonstrates Depardieu’s dramatic work. Martin Guerre leaves his young wife in a small French village to go fight in a war, and to travel. Many years later, an older man (played by Depardieu) claiming to be Martin returns to resume his life. The man is initially acknowledged and welcomed by the wife, family, and friends because he seems to know the intimate details of Martin’s life. As time passes, the villagers grow suspicious that he is an impostor, and he is put on trial, with his life at stake.

Class tuition (which includes all three films and class discussions) is $15 / non-members and $10 / FAC members. Saint Anselm College and FAC French students may enroll at no cost. Registration will take place at the beginning of the first session.