Friday, October 30, 2009

UWest’s Religion & Film Series Continues Tonight with Le Grand Voyage

Just a quick reminder that UWest’s Religion & Film Series will continue tonight with a screening of Le Grand Voyage–Ismaël Ferroukhi’s multi-award-winning film festival favorite from 2004. The film stars Nicolas Cazale and Mohamed Madj (both honored with Best Actor prizes for their work—from the Newport International Film Festival and Mar del Plata Film Festival, respectively) and is described by the All Movie Guide in this way:

Réda (Nicolas Cazale) is determined to better himself by pursuing a higher education. When Réda's headstrong father (Mohamed Madj) arrives demanding that his son drive him to Mecca for a religious pilgrimage, the troubled young man's resentment towards grows more powerful than ever as a result of the elder's demand for respect for both himself and his journey. Now, as the reluctant pair wind their way from France to Saudi Arabia, the bond shared between them will be tested and their lives forever changed.
A trailer for the film is at the end of the post.

The screening starts at 7 p.m. in Room ED309. It is free and open to the public. A discussion will follow. We hope to see you there!

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