A Scent Of L’Amour & The Sweet Spell Of Suspense
COURSE DESCRIPTION: From love stories to thrilling tales of treachery, the French have always been the masters of cinema seduction. In this lecture series we will discover modern gems and classics, which, like a fascinating French perfume, never lose their ability to get and hold our attention.
1. The Page Turner – 2006: Melanie, a 10-year old gifted pianist finds her chances at a scholarship dashed by the rudeness of one of the judges, a well-known concert pianist. Ten years pass, and the artist hires Melanie as her page turner but has no idea who she is. And Melanie has plans to turn more than the pages of music, in this very suspenseful, Hitchcock-influenced tale.
2. Madamoiselle Chambon – 2009: A love story that has bewitched audiences and critics worldwide, Mademoiselle Chambon is an 'exquisite chamber piece' that delicately captures the initial stirrings of romance.
3. Farewell, My Queen – 2012: Based on the best-selling and award-winning novel, it follows the story of one of Marie Antoinette’s ladies-in-waiting. Seemingly innocent, the young girl quietly works her way into her mistress’s special favors. However, destiny and the course of history, toss her to a decidedly different path.
4. Love Crime –2010: Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant, and she takes delight in toying with the young woman's innocence. But she underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning -- and the stage is set for all out war.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shelly Isaacs is known for his Cafe Cinematheque and Senses of Cinema programs available in theatres throughout South Florida. He has enjoyed a career as a creative director/writer in advertising, spanning over 30 years, with an emphasis on film, TV and radio production. Shelly holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from New York University, where he served as an Adjunct Professor in graduate-level Cultural Studies. Presently, he teaches foreign-language film appreciation in the Lifelong Learning
Society (LLS) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) – Boca Raton. Since 2004 , he has been the curator and host for the International Film Series at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In 2009, Shelly launched Cinematheque at Sea, offering audiences who appreciate foreign-language film an opportunity to experience his program of specially-selected films while on a luxury cruise.
||7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
||Mondays, October 28; November 4, 18, 25
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||$34 member / $54 non-member