Film Director Slony Sow will present his award-winning film-short “Grenouille d’
hiver” at Randolph-Macon College on October 1, 2012 at 4:45 p.m.
in the McGraw-Page Library Audio Visual Room.
This event is free and open to the public.
The film, starring France’s most well-known actor, Gérard Dépardieu, tells the story
of a desolate winemaker, deeply depressed by the death of his wife, who is given
a desire to live again by the unexpected visit of young Japanese woman who has come
by for a wine-tasting. Through the subtlest of gestures and symbols that are as
light in touch as a haiku painting, her unique cultural lens helps him to move past
his mourning and see life in a new way. The film has been selected for showing and
competition at 25 film festivals (national and international) and was selected to
compete in the Courts-métrages classiques, the most prestigious competition
for shorts at Cannes.
In French with English subtitles. Sow will lead a question and answer period following
This event is sponsored by the Modern Languages
department and the Committee on Assemblies and Special Events (CASE). For more information,
contact Professor Amy deGraff at (804) 752-7281.