French film series coming to Bloomsburg University

BLOOMSBURG – A series of six French films will be shown at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania during the fall semester. The series, which is free to attend and open to the public, features a different film every two weeks, 7 p.m. Thursdays in McCormick Hall, room 2303.

The first film, “La Vie en rose,” will be shown on Sept. 12. The Oscar-winning 2007 story of the life of French singer Edith Piaf, who lived from 1915 to 1963. Her life is depicted in a back-and-forth, non-chronological series of memories and flashbacks. The film was directed by Olivier Dahan and stars Marion Cotillard, Gerard Depardieu and Emmanuelle Seigner.

Other films in the series are:

“L’Auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment),” Sept. 26

“Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I’ve Loved You So Long,)” Oct. 10

“Elles,” Oct. 24

“Amour,” Nov. 7

“Paris,” Nov. 21

The series is sponsored by BU’s gender studies minor. For information, contact Ferda Asya, director of gender studies minor, at