The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses.
A wonderful celebration of France’s national motto—liberty, equality, fraternity—Le Havre is also something of a paean to World War II Resistance dramas. Le Havre centers on Marcel Marx, a once-famous Parisian writer now making his living shining shoes in the northern port town of the title. Marcel divides his time between drinking with his neighbors at the local bar and caring for his ill wife, Arletty. But he soon serves a much nobler purpose when he comes to the aid of Idrissa, a young illegal immigrant from Gabon.
This event is presented by the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.