French film festival starts Thursday

Image by Image by spacer.gif Un Secret (A Secret) is this year's first film and hinges on the ideas of guilt and transference after a boy discovers his family's dark secret about the Holocaust.

Charleston's annual French Film Festival is coming to town next week (August 28-31) to convey "contemporary French cinema to College of Charleston students," but it's also good fun.

The College of Charleston event's Web site continues to elaborate:
Since it started ten years ago, the festival aims at reaching beyond strictly French cinema. The festival selections include movies from all over the Francophone world, as well as full-length features co-produced with other European countries. At least one African director is part of the program each year.

This year's films:
Un Secret (A Secret) (2007), Thursday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.
Moliere (2007), Friday, August 29, 7:30 p.m.
Abouna (Chad, 2002) Saturday, August 30, 5:00 p.m.
Ensemble, c'est tout, (Hunting and Gathering) (2007), Saturday, August 30, 7:30 p.m.
Le fils de l'epicier, (The Grocer's Son) (2007), Sunday, August 31, 7:30 p.m.

There's an opening-night reception at 6:30 on Thursday, August 28. Films generally start at 7:30 at the Sottile Theatre downtown (map).

It's free with a College of Charleston ID, otherwise a $5 donation is encouraged.