You are invited to watch A Family for 1640 Days beginning February 5 – 10 (5 p.m.).

Subscribers will need to watch the film on their own and prior to the discussion.  This film will be available for a period of 3 days before and will NOT be included with the discussion.

For a link to join the zoom discussion with Thomas H. Zynda (Retired Dependency Attorney) February 10 at 5:15 p.m. email Dr. Mary Husain by Thursday, 2-9 at mhusain@csufrenso.edu

A Family for 1640 Days is Fabien Gorgeart’s second feature film. This touching film is inspired by true events that happened when the French director was a child. It tells the story of Anna (Mélanie Thierry) who lives happily with her husband Driss (Lyes Salem), their two boys Adrien and Jules, and Simon, a 6-year-old boy, who was placed with her by Child Care Services when he was only 18 months. However, Simon’s father decides that he is ready to take his son back.  What will happen to Simon? Will he go back to his father? What about Anna’s family who treated Simon as their son and brother? This “remarkable, sensitive and highly accurate drama” explores what makes a child happy and what it means to be a family. It has received a number of awards including the Jury Prize and the Valois for Best Actress at the Angoulême French-Language Film Festival in Angoulême, France, as well as the Bayard for Best Acting Performance at the International Francophone Film Festival in Namur, Belgium. In French with English subtitles. 102 minutes.

Sponsors: The French Program and the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). Screenings Spring 2023 will be virtual. Links to view the films will be provided approximately 3-5 days during the week of the screening.

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation please contact us in advance to your participation.

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Contact: Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu

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