My Afternoons with Margueritte

La tête en friche
Directed by Jean Becker
France / 2010 / Narrative
82 minutes / French w/ English Subtitles

My Afternoons With Margueritte is the story of life's random encounters. In a small French town Germain, a nearly illiterate man in his 50s who is considered the village idiot, takes a walk to the park and happens to sit beside Margueritte, a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud.

Intro and discussion by Salim Ayoub, Jane and Bruce Robert Endowed Professor, French and Francophone Studies, Director of the Centre Francophone, Global Languages, Cultures & Societies, Webster University