Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey (2014) Directed by Lucie Borleteau
Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
UC Center for Film & Media Studies Mediterranean Stories Series
French director Lucie Borleteau’s intriguing film is both a love story and the tale of a woman’s atypical odyssey through a distinctively masculine world. The protagonist Alice (Ariane Labed) is an engineer on a cargo ship based in Marseille and her voyage on the rusty old Fidelio is equal parts escapist adventure at sea, aquatic identity quest, and meditation on the sea as a link between places and cultures. The only woman among a male crew, lulled by her love affairs and the camaraderie in ports of call, Alice exposes herself to the joy of living everything at once and trying to stay on course. Introduced by Michael Gott (UC Department of Romance Languages and Film & Media Studies)
Presented by the University of Cincinnati Center for Film and Media Studies
Free with $5 suggested donation.