francophone film festival

Screenshot of "Fair Sex"

For the past thirteen years, Western Michigan University’s Francophone Film Festival gave a peek inside the world of French-speaking cinema. But this year, the festival is taking on a new name and broadening its scope even farther. The newly named World Languages Film Festival will bring in a whole weekend’s worth of films this year in languages like Arabic, Chinese and German, all on top of six more in French. 

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The Francophone Film Festival is more than just films from France - a LOT more, actually. This year's festival has US premiers of films both long and short from around the world, including Algeria, Madagascar, and Tunisia.

From the film 'The Weight of the Oath' by Kollo Daniel Sanou. Sanou will present the film in person on Saturday.
The Francophone Film Festival

Try to count how many foreign films you’ve seen in your life. If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably only watched a handful.