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Apr 30 2009

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Next and last movie night!

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Dear students,
I really would like to see many of you at the last movie night of the year, which is going to take place on Monday 05/04/09 at 7.30pm in WLT 235.
The movie I picked up is ‘Le scaphandre et le papillon’ (‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’) and it was made in 2007 by Julian Schnabel.
It relates the real story of a French journalist, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who lapsed into coma after a massive stroke. He eventually woke up but was suffering from a condition called locked-in syndrome: his body became physically paralyzed but he found a way to communicate through movements of his right eye and was therefore able to write a book, ‘Le scaphandre et le papillon’, published in 1997.
Here is the trailer:

Good luck for your finals and see you on Monday!
Simon

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Apr 06 2009

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Next movie night

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Dear students,
I hope you are enjoying the ‘super cool’ weather. I am writing to let you know about the next movie night and I hope to see many of you there!
The next movie I will be showing is called ‘Jeux d’enfants’. Its English name is ‘Love me if you dare’, it’s a 2003 movie by Yann Samuel and features two of the most fashionable actors of the moment: Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet.
The showing will take place Wednesday 8th April at 7.30pm in WLT 235.
Here is the synopsis:
Jeux d’enfants (‘Child’s play’) or ‘Love me if you dare’ is a love story born of a game of truth or dare gone out of control. When they first meet, Julien impresses Sophie (a bullied newcomer to his town) with a game based on a present from his mother – a brightly colored candy tin. Thereafter the two are engaged in a playful rivalry: whoever has the box can force the other to perform a dare to get it back. Challenges esculate to include social faux pas (wearing clothing inside out) to outright cruelty (seducing an admirer to steal her earring, with no regard for her feelings).
Yet their love is honest throughout, despite the distinctly sociopathic tendencies that Julien is developing. It’s when the relationship breaks up and Sophie reconnects with him as an adult that the plot becomes disjointed – turning into what some can interpret as an alternative timeline or even the dying dreams of ‘what could have been’.
Check out the official trailer :

Have a nice sunny day. A mercredi!
Simon

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