Children of the Princess of Cleves
Friday, October 28 at 9:00pm
Facets Multi-Media, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave.
When the teenaged students of Marseilles, France, begin reading The Princess of Cleves in class, the parallels between their own lives and the events of the 15th century novel soon become apparent. This compelling documentary interweaves passages from the novel concerning love, fidelity, and morality with unusually frank interviews with the students about these issues in their own lives. Featuring students of different ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds as they read and study the novel in preparation for a major exam, this film provides insight into the way literature can both imitate and impact student’s lives. (Screened in French with English subtitles)
Tickets: $6 children (ages 2-16), $9 adults