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Ninth Annual Palouse French Film Festival Runs Throughout October

September 19, 2018

Community members from across the region can enjoy French cinema this October when the ninth annual Palouse French Film Festival returns to the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow.

The communitywide movie series is presented by the University of Idaho Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Washington State University School of Languages, Cultures, and Race, and the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.

Every Tuesday evening, Oct. 2-23, the Kenworthy will show a film presented in French with English subtitles. All films begin at 7 p.m. In addition, opening and closing receptions will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow.

Festival passes for all four shows are $10 and available at the Kenworthy, the language departments of U of I and WSU or at the door. Tickets to individual films are $5 at the door. Admission is free for WSU and U of I students with student ID.

The first film in the series is “Ce Qui Nous Lie (Back to Burgundy).” Set at a family owned vineyard in the wine country of Burgundy, it is the story of three adult siblings who reconnect as their father is dying. They grapple with old rivalries and painful memories that are reawakened, but rediscover the bonds that tie them to the land, the wine and the house where they grew up.

The complete schedule includes:

  • Oct. 2: “Ce Qui Nous Lie (Back to Burgundy)” (2017)
  • Oct. 9: “La Fille Inconnue (The Unknown Girl)” (2016)
  • Oct. 16: “Rodin” (2017)
  • Oct. 23: “C’est Quoi Cette Famille (We Are Family)” (2016)

More information is available on the Kenworthy website at

The 2018 Palouse French Film Festival is made possible with support from the U of I College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; WSU College of Arts and Sciences; U of I Department of Modern Languages and Cultures; WSU School of Languages, Cultures, and Race; U of I Honors Program; WSU Honors College; U of I International Programs Office; University Studies Abroad Consortium; U of I School of Journalism and Mass Media; U of I Martin Institute and Program in International Studies; U of I Department of History; U of I Department of Sociology and Anthropology; private donors; and The Wine Company of Moscow.

Media Contacts:

Sarah Nelson
Associate Professor of French and French Section Coordinator
University of Idaho

Sabine Davis
Clinical Associate Professor of French
Washington State University

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