Clemson University

Départs/Departures: A French Film Festival

This series features a variety of recent French films linked only through a shared theme: departures. The world goes to sleep and wakes up in an odd steampunk future (the animated film April and the Extraordinary World); a documentary about the restless, original, and extremely influential filmmaker Chantal Akerman (I Don’t Belong Anywhere); a period piece love story about the aftermath of WWI, exploring the German/French relation (Frantz); the new beginnings of a philosophy teacher whose husband has left her (Things to Come); a classic (1931), bittersweet comedy set in Marseilles about a young man who is in love but dreams of traveling the world (Marius); and a Tunisian co-production, in Arabic, about a strong young woman seeking freedom (As I Open My Eyes). These are all highly interesting films (for more info on each see

All films are subtitled in English

Showings begin at 6 pm, in the Academic Success Center, 118

Thurs Feb 1: Avril et le monde truqué

Tues Feb 6: I don’t belong anywhere: le cinéma de Chantal Akerman

Thurs Feb 8: Frantz

Tues Feb 13: L’avenir


Tues Feb 20: Marius

Thurs Feb 22: A peine j’ouvre mes yeux


Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Academic Success Center (ASC), 118
836 McMillan Rd., Clemson, SC

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, International/Multicultural, Humanities Hub


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Languages, World Cinema

Target Audience

All Audiences




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