French Club Presentation and Screening of “Mondo,” 10/22

Presentation on 2008 Nobel Prize winner J.M.G. Le Clézio to be followed by screening of the film based on his short story.

The MSU French Club (Cercle Francais), in conjunction with the French section of the Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, is pleased to invite you to a film screening of Mondo (1997), Tony Gatlif's interpretation of J.M.G. Le Clézio's short story by the same name. Le Clézio has just won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature. Screening of the film will be preceded by a brief presentation of the author's work and his relationship to the city of Nice (where the department runs a summer study abroad program).

WHERE: University Hall, ADP Center (UN1143)
WHEN: Wednesday, October 22 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Gatlif's film follows Gypsy boy Mondo as he wanders the streets of Nice encountering eccentric local characters.  Beautifully filmed, its images of the French Riviera are stunning and its messages about children's philosophy of life uplifting.  This screening is free and open to the public.

 For more information, please contact Elizabeth Emery (x4452) or James Doughty, President of the Cercle Francais (