French Film Series concludes this month

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On April 13, 2018

The Tournées Film Festival, a grant program that helps to bring the best of contemporary French film to American universities, will conclude this month with a screening of “Mustang” at Missouri S&T.

“Mustang,” a 2015 drama directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Room 104 Physics Building, 1315 N. Pine St. in Rolla. It is free and open to the public.

“Mustang” chronicles a tumultuous summer when five orphaned sisters are suddenly confined by their conservative guardians and lessons in homemaking replace their school work. Their guardians rush to arrange marriages for them after finding them playing with young boys on the beach on their way home one day. The five sisters find ways to subvert their oppressive living situation and honor their desire for freedom.

The Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

For more information about the series contact Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston at or 341-4997 or Dr. Max Tohline at or 341-7252.

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