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Festival of Films in French – 10 days – 17 films

February 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The annual Festival of Films in French runs from February 17th through the 26th. Click above to see the calendar entry for each individual showing or visit https://uwm.edu/french-film-festival/schedule/ to browse the full schedule.

All films are free and in French with subtitles. All films will be shown in the UWM Union Theater and are supported by our generous sponsors:
Dr. Richard Stone
Kitty Morse
The Quebec Government Office in Chicago
The Alliance Française of Milwaukee
SWAAF (Southeast Wisconsin Academic Alliance in French)
The Milwaukee French Immersion School

Illusions perdues (Lost Illusions)
Xavier Giannoli, Blu-ray, 149 min
France, 2021 (French)

7 Césars, including Best Film

Wisconsin premiere

Adapted from Balzac’s eponymous novel Illusions perdues (1837-43), and resonating with our times, the period drama is set in 1821 in Paris, where Lucien Rubempré, the idealistic young poet from Angoulême, succeeds as a gifted critic in acceding to the artistic and literary circles of the haute bourgeoisie even as he realizes the cynicism of an economic system where everything can be bought.

Presented as part of the Albertine Cinémathèque program & Co-sponsored by the Alliance française de Milwaukee



February 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


UWM Union Cinema
2200 East Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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