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Date & Time
Friday, February 3 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Part of the 2023 French Film Series:


We [‘Nous’]
(Alice Diop, 2021, 115 min, France, French with English subtitles, DCP)

— Introduced by Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Saliot (Romance Studies/Cinematic Arts). Q&A to follow.

A kaleidoscopic portrait of people from the Parisian suburbs, their lives and work connected by the RER B commuter train that cuts through the city from north to south. A migrant mechanic, a care worker for the elderly, a writer, and the director herself, all make up the “we” of the title.

“With a light, deft approach, Diop lays bare France’s gruesome, maddening postcolonial history simply by being a patient observer … Motored by Diop’s curiosity and compassion … her film is clear-eyed but not cynical, hopeful but not mawkish.” – Melissa Anderson


Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public. (COVID-19 Info)

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