On Thursday, Sept. 26, Bloomsburg University screened “L’Auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment)” as the second edition in the semester-long French Film Series. The film screened in Bloomsburg’s McCormick Center room 2303, is centered on its main character Xavier, a French graduate who travels to Barcelona for a year so that he can learn Spanish. He moves into an apartment with six other international students from across Europe. There, he is challenged by his roommates’ diverse personalities. Throughout the movie he learns not just a language, but lessons on life, love and friendship.

A new film in the series will be screened once every two weeks. The French Film Series is sponsored by the Gender Studies Minor, whose goal is to educate students in the study of cultural, social and historical ideas of gender and how they intersect with things like race, class and sexuality. The film presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ferda Asya, director of Gender Studies, at fasya@bloomu.edu.

Here’s a look at the schedule for this semester’s French Film Series:

  • “Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I’ve Loved You So Long),” Oct. 10
  • “Coco Avant Chanel,” Oct. 24
  • “Amour,” Nov. 7
  •  “Paris,” Nov. 21