Tonight begins the Jacques Audiard Film series at MIT. They will be showing five of his films in five nights starting tonight! The event is hosted by Generoso Fierro of the Comparative Media Studies @ MIT. He also hosts the Bovine Ska and Rocksteady show Tuesday nights on WMBR which we adore him for. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see life changing movies!
Taken from the event page:
This year’s film retrospective features the complete directorial work of Jacques Audiard, whose superbly crafted crime thriller, Un Prophete (The Prophet)was the winner of the Grand Prix at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards. “Audiard concentrates on tales of flawed men, who would be anti-heroes if they didn’t all seem to still like committing crimes” as The Independent’s Kaleem Aftab describes so well. This series features all five of Audiard’s directorial works, from 1994’s (Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (See How They Fall) to the aforementioned Un Prophete (The Prophet) from 2009. All films BEGIN at 7PM at MIT in ROOM 6-120 in FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Wednesday Jan 18 7PM ROOM 6-120
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (See How They Fall) 1994
This French crime thriller was the directorial debut of screenwriter Jacques Audiard and won three Césars. JEAN YANNE stars as Simon Hirsch, a bored, middle-aged salesman who accompanies his best friend, cop Mickey (YVON BACK), on a stakeout for the sake of excitement. Also starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Mathieu Kassovitz. 98 Minutes. French w English Subtitles.
Admission is open to all and FREE!
DIRECTION TO ROOM
Thu Jan 19, 7PM, ROOM 6-120
Un héros très discret (A Self-Made Hero) 1996
Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse (Matthieu Kassovitz) finds out his father wasn’t a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles himself with the resistance movement. They trust him and he helps them trace collaborators. 107 Minutes. In French with English subtitles. Trailer:
Fri Jan 20, 7PM, ROOM 6-120
Sur mes lèvres (Read My Lips) 2001
She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself. Starring Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Devos. 115 Minutes. In French with English Subtitles
Sat Jan 21, 7PM, ROOM 6-120
De battre mon cœur s’est arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) 2005
Should Tom (Roman Duris) make like his thuggish father or pursue his dream of becoming a pianist? The film is a remake of James Toback’s 1978 film Fingers, but it devotes more attention to the relationship between Tom and his piano teacher. 115 Minutes. In French with English Subtitles.
Sun Jan 21, 7PM ROOM 6-120
Un prophète (A Prophet) 2009
Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim), nineteen years old, French of Algerian descent, is sentenced to six years in prison for attacking police officers. Alone and illiterate upon his arrival, he falls under the sway of Corsican mobsters, led by Cesar Luciani (Niels Arestrup), who enforces a brutal rule. 154 Minutes. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.