Film series continues with a French classic

September 30, 2015
UF News

The School of Arts + Arts History in the UF College of the Arts continues its “Films Under the Stars” with the presentation of Robert Bresson's 1945 film “Les dames du Bois de Boulogne” on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

The original script for this film was composed by Jean Cocteau. Complete with love triangles, back-stabbing and the anguish of contested relationships, Bresson's Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (Ladies of the Park) was based on a short novel by Diderot and Cocteau's dialogue. It has been hailed as “a landmark of 20th Century Cinema" for its "moving study of the power of revenge and the strength of true love." (Criterion Collection notes).

The screening will take place in the Fine Arts Plaza (rain/weather location: Fine Arts Building D, Room 329). Admission is free and open to all faculty, staff and students, as well as their families, friends and pets.

The remaining films in the Tuesday night series are:

  • October 20 – Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson, 1951)
  • October 27 –­ Pickpocket (Bresson, 1959)
  • November 3 ­– Repulsion (Polanski, 1965)
  • November 10 ­– The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964)

For more information, please contact Dr. Craig Smith  at

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