“My Afternoons with Margueritte,” a 2010 French film directed by Jean Becker, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series.
The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m.
There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments.
Germain Chazes (Gérard Depardieu) is a big handyman, who one day meets a little old lady, Margueritte, played by 95-year old Gisèle Casadesus, on a park bench. As the result of an unhappy childhood, Germain has no self-confidence and believes he cannot read.
Margueritte begins to read Camus’ “The Plague” to him and he is a very good listener. Their friendship centers on books and words and Germain gradually acquires more confidence, sharing what he is learning with his friends.
Claire Maurier and Sophie Guillemin also star in the film.