Part of the Meaning in Language and Society series, featuring introductions and post-film discussions by Cecile McKee, Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona.
The charming French comedy starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris!
“Blissfully funny, terrifically intelligent and tender when you least expect it to be.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Seven sexy co-eds. One Spanish apartment. No rules. This is a sure-fire recipe for outrageous romantic hijinks, and it all comes to a head in the charming comedy L'Auberge Espagnole. Xavier (Romain Duris, The Big Picture), a strait-laced Parisian college student not sure what to do with his life, decides to spend a year in Barcelona studying economics--leaving behind his unhappy girlfriend Martine (Audrey Tautou, Amélie). But joining an international mix of students in a hectic, crowded apartment leads to lessons he never thought he’d learn. Arguing and partying with his British, German, Danish, and Italian roommates--not to mention getting lessons in love from a Belgian lesbian so that he can seduce a friend's wife --Xavier is immersed in a hilarious hotbed of multi-cultural chaos, in the process learning much more about life than simple economics. (Dir. by Cédric Klapisch, 2002, France, in French & Spanish with subtitles, 115 mins., Rated R) Digital