HOME: Festival of Films in French

February 18, 2022 - 7:00pm - February 20, 2022 - 4:00pm

This year, HOME is sponsoring two films in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Festival of Films in French. The films are being screened at the UWM Union Theatre, 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53211 and admission is free.

For complete information on the festival: https://uwm.edu/french-film-festival/


Friday, February 18, 2022 - 7pm
Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 4pm

Atlantique (Atlantics)
Grand Prix, 2019 Cannes Festival
Mati Diop, DCP, 105 min
France/Senegal/Belgium, 2019 (Wolof, French)
Milwaukee premiere
Along the Atlantic coast, in a suburb of Dakar, Ada and Souleiman are young and in love. But they face many obstacles. Souleiman is a construction worker, exploited by his unscrupulous billionaire boss, whereas Ada has been promised by her father to another man. One morning, Ada learns that Souleiman embarked on a journey to Europe with several of his co-workers. Days later, a fire breaks out during Ada’s wedding and there are claims that Souleiman has returned.

Talk-backs with Ermitte Saint Jacques (UWM Department of African and African Diaspora Studies): 2/18 & 2/20


Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 2pm
Iya tundé, la mère est revenue (Iya Tundé, The Mother Came Back)
Laure Malécot, DCP, 52 min
Senegal, 2017 (French, Yoruba, Wolof)
Midwest Premiere
This film portrait pays homage to the doyenne of contemporary African dance, Germaine Acogny, as she turns 70. Documenting the life’s work of the Franco-Senegalese dancer-choreographer, whether at home at the Ecole des Sables, in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal, that she founded, leading master classes in Africa, Asia and Europe, or in performance, this film focuses on understanding her creative process and discovering her personal development and approach to life.

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