Tournées Film Festival: The Sower

Date & Time:
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7 p.m.
Location:
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Description: 

Come join us for the screening of the film: The Sower

Admission is free and snacks will be provided. The introduction of the film will be made by different faculty members and there will be Q&A at the end.

Following the coup d’état of December 2, 1851, President Louis
Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor Napoleon III, setting off
a bloody campaign of repression to root out his opponents. In some
regions, entire villages were cleared of their adult male population,
leaving women and children to fare for themselves. Marine Francen’s
The Sower Posteraccomplished first feature uses this historical context and the true
story of a man who wandered into a village exclusively occupied by
women to explore female desire, solidarity, and resilience, raising
quietly radical philosophical and political questions. After all the men
in a village in Provence have been killed or deported, young Violette
convinces the other young women to agree that they will share any
man to arrive among them. When a mysterious stranger does finally
appear, all goes to plan—until he and Violette fall in love. Openly inspired
by great French realist painters of the nineteenth century such
as Jean-François Millet, The Sower is also one of the most ravishingly
composed debuts in recent memory.

 

Contact: 

Ana Ramirez amr18@stmarys-ca.edu

Helga Lenart-Cheng hl4@stmarys-ca.edu

The Sower Poster