This semester, Global Languages organized a French Film Series, screening three French-language films over the course of the semester. The series started March 13 with Breathless (1960) by Jean-Luc Godard, which was chosen as a tribute to the late film maker. The other two movies were more recently released. Eiffel in Love (2021) by Martin Bourboulon was shown March 22; and Petite Maman (2021) by Céline Sciamma was shown April 5.
Cathy Culot, Leanna Rezvani and Eva Dessein each introduced one of the movies and briefly explained the reasons they chose to show the selected films.
The projections drew a good crowd of students in French across proficiency levels. They indulged in tasting French and Belgian snacks, such as chocolates, waffles and madeleines. The gatherings were also a great opportunity to meet other students of French at MIT, enjoy different depictions of French-speaking places, and discovering original stories in French. The instructors in French were delighted for the opportunity to spend time with students beyond their classrooms, and they look forward to reprising the initiative next Spring.