Monday, October 22, 2012

[122] French comedy 'Le Havre' will be screened Saturday at MTSU

FOR RELEASE: Oct. 18, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081,

MURFREESBORO — The bittersweet French comedy “Le Havre,” a poignant story of an African refugee trying to avoid deportation, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in MTSU’s Student Union Building video theater.

Set in the port city of Normandy, “Le Havre” tells the tale of a young man who comes under the protection of a French shoeshine man and his neighbors as he tries to avoid the authorities.

 “Le Havre” takes the tone of a utopian dream under the direction of Aki Kaurismaki, the prolific Finnish filmmaker influenced by Charlie Chaplin and Jean Renoir.

The movie is the latest in the fall semester’s International Film Series sponsored by MTSU Student Programming and Activities and the MTSU Office of International Affairs.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Student Programming at 615-898-2551 or International Affairs at 615-904-8190.


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