Internation Film Festival: “The Unknown Girl” Preview

The SUU Languages and Philosophy department is hosting the annual International Film Festival from Jan. 29 to Feb. 10 in the Sharwan Smith Student Theatre, room 161D.

Tomorrow’s film is “The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue),” a French film with English subtitles, with a 113 minute run-time. There will be a discussion before and after the screening by Assistant Professor Julie Mckowen. The film will play on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Here is a brief description of the film from the International Film Festival’s web page:

“This new film from acclaimed directors the Dardenne brothers (Two Days, One Night) is a searing saga of guilt and redemption. One evening after work hours, Jenny (Adèle Haenel), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered.

It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten.

Shot through with low-key suspense and the heart-stopping realism that has become the directors’ trademark, The Unknown Girl is both a gripping mystery and a profoundly human moral tale.”

Click here for more information on the International Film Festival in its entirety.

Story by
Andrew Leavitt

Photo courtesy of
Les films du fleuve