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News Release

April 17, 2006


Barbara Palmer, News Service: (650) 724-6184,

French film director Claire Denis cancels April 18 and 19 appearances

French director Claire Denis has canceled appearances she was to make during the film series "From Script to Screen: Conversations on Contemporary French Cinema," on the Stanford campus. Her films L'Intrus (The Intruder) and Beau Travail (Good Work) will be screened as scheduled on April 18 and April 19 at 6 p.m. in Cubberley Auditorium.

On May 9 and 11, the series will present screenings of films by the Tunisian-born director Abdel Kechiche, including L'Esquive (Games of Love and Chance) and La Faute à Voltaire (Poetical Refugee). Jean-Michel Frodon, editor-in-chief of the international film journal Cahiers du cinema, and actress Elodie Bouchez, who appears in La Faute à Voltaire, will lead discussions on Kechiche's films.

Films are in French with English subtitles. Discussions will be in English. Screenings begin at Cubberley Auditorium at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public. More information is available at


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