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2nd Annual IFF: Le Huitieme Jour (The Eighth Day)

  • International Museum of Art 1211 Montana Avenue El Paso, TX, 79902 United States (map)

For the second year, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY and the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART is pleased to be presenting the 2nd annual INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. We will be showing films from France, Mexico, Poland and Spain, and are honored to be partnering with the Alliance Francaise d'El Paso (Josette Shaughnessy), General Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Paso (Joanna K. Sikorski) and the Consul Honoraria de España en El Paso (Martha Vera).

NOTE:  All films will be shown in the country's respective language with ENGLISH SUBTITLES!

The 1996 film from Belgium tells the story of a developing friendship between a busy businessman played by Daniel Auteuil and an institutionalized young man with Down Syndrome played by Pascal Duquenne. Nominated for the Palme d'Or award, the top prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. both Auteuil and Duquenne were awarded Best Actor for their respective roles.  This was the first time in the Cannes Festival's history that two actors had shared the award.  The film was also nominated for a Cesar Award and a Golden Glove Award.  Also featured in the movie is actress Miou-Miou. The film was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 69th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.  

118 minutes - color - 1996 (French with English Subtitles)

Free Admission & Free Parking!
Freshly Popped Theater Popcorn, Beverages, Candy & Snacks Available for Purchase