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UIS to present European Detective Film Festival

February 17, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - The University of Illinois at Springfield will host a European Detective Film Festival on Wednesday and Thursday, March 3 and 4, featuring four crime and mystery stories from classic and emerging European directors. All films will be shown in Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library on the UIS campus, and are free and open to the public. 

The schedule of films is as follows:
March 3, 5 p.m. -- Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock.  (1972, 116 mins.) Hitchcock’s next-to-last film focuses on the “Necktie Murderer,” a vicious sex killer terrorizing London. Following the brutal slaying of his ex-wife, down-on-his-luck Richard Blaney becomes the prime suspect. Determined to prove his innocence, Blaney goes on the run.

March 3, 7:30 p.m.Confidentially Yours by François Truffaut.  (1983, 110 mins., French with English subtitles) A man is murdered and an acquaintance’s fingerprints are found on the victim’s car. The police discover that the dead man’s wife was also the suspect’s mistress. The suspect’s secretary, though not quite convinced of his innocence, nevertheless begins her own investigation.

March 4, 5 p.m. -- Open Your Eyes by Alejandro Amenábar.  (1997, 117 mins., Spanish with English subtitles)  Handsome, wealthy César is disfigured after becoming involved in a love triangle. Though his luck seems to change completely when he wins the woman he really loves and doctors successfully rebuild his face, César finds that his nightmare has only just begun.

March 4, 7:30 p.m. -- Crimson River by Mathieu Kassavitz. (2000, 106 mins., French with English subtitles) Two policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl’s grave, join forces as their cases begin to converge. As more murders are committed, the pair uncover dark secrets behind the killings.

The series is sponsored by UIS’ Liberal Studies, Individual Option, English, and International Studies programs and by the Division of Student Affairs. For more information, go to http://uisacad.uis.edu/~bwall1/filmfest/2004/Index.htm, or contact Lula Lester at 206-6962 or Rosina Neginsky at 206-7431.

 

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