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Second Sunday Foreign Film featuring A Very Long Engagement

February 14, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for this month’s installment of our Second Sunday Foreign Film Series!

Warning: this film is rated R. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent.

The film is set in France near the end of World War I in the deadly trenches of the Somme, in the gilded Parisian halls of power, and in the modest home of an indomitable provincial girl. It tells the story of this young woman’s relentless, moving and sometimes comic search for her fiancé, who has disappeared. He is one of five French soldiers believed to have been court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and pushed out of an allied trench into an almost-certain death in no-man’s land. What follows is an investigation into the arbitrary nature of secrecy, the absurdity of war, and the enduring passion, intuition and tenacity of the human heart.

The lovely Audrey Tautou and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet return after the success of their previous film, Amelie, in the epic war drama A Very Long Engagement. Based on the novel by Sebastien Japrisot, this film is a visual powerhouse that defies conventional genres by melding together different themes and injecting a generous dose of period authenticity. This French language film is an emotional odyssey that keeps you guessing, never losing sight of its humanity and even humor.


February 14, 2016
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm