The purpose of the MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival is to bring contemporary and classic French films to Michigan State University’s campus. All film screenings are open to the public and free of charge.
The 2023 festival theme was AMOUR/LOVE, with each film exploring a different aspect of love: romantic, artistic, spiritual, sensual, and forbidden. MSU Department of Romance and Classical Studies professors Elizabeth Tuttle and Jena Whitaker received the Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival grant, which helped to fund the festival. Graduate student film fellows Laetitia Kokx, Hannah Olsen, and Vanessa Weller helped organize the on-campus events.
Drs. Tuttle and Whitaker plan to make the film festival biennial to complement the existing Latinx and Italian Film Festivals offered by the Department of Romance and Classical Studies.
Albertine Cinémathèque is a program of FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine, which aim to promote French-American cultural exchange in education and the arts on American college and university campuses. MSU’s Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival also is supported by the Centre National du Cinema (CNC) and Fonds Culturel Franco-Americain (SACEM) and co-sponsored by the Department of Romance and Classical Studies; the College of Arts & Letters; MSU Libraries; the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; and Film Studies at Michigan State University.
Visit the 2023 MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival website for more information.