“Far From Men” and “Neither Heaven Nor Earth,” the fourth and fifth films in the Tournées Film Festival, a grant program that helps to bring the best of contemporary French film to American universities, will be shown as a double feature this month at Missouri S&T.
All films in the series are free and open to the public. “Far From Men” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. and “Neither Heaven Nor Earth” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Room 104 Physics Building, 1315 N. Pine St. in Rolla.
“Far From Men” is a 2014 film set in Algeria in the mid-1950s that follows the journey of two men as they trek across the Atlas Mountains. Daru, a reclusive teacher played by Viggo Mortensen, is escorting Mohammad, a villager accused of murder played by Reda Ketab, to France to stand trial for his alleged crimes.
“Neither Heaven Nor Earth” is a 2015 film set in Afghanistan that follows the odd happenings as the men in French Captain Antarès Bonassieu’s, played by Jérémie Renier, unit go missing one by one without explanation.
The sixth film in the series, “Mustang,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 341-4997 or Dr. Max Tohline at email@example.com or 341-7252.