French Comedy to Close Foreign Film Festival April 19

“Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cleopatra,” a French comedy, will be the final foreign-language film presented during the Oklahoma Baptist University Spring 2011 Foreign Film Festival. The film was based on the French comic book, “Astérix et Cléopatre.”

The community is invited to attend the showing, which will be Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. The films are shown in the Mabee Learning Center’s audio-visual auditorium on the lower level of the library.

In the movie, Empress Cleopatra challenges Julius Caesar that her people can create a gold-plated palace in one quarter of a year. The challenge will be led by the architect Numerobis, who will be fed to the crocodiles if he fails his task.

Panoramix, a friend of Numerobis from Gaul and protected by Astérix and Obélix, conjures up a brilliant potion that gives supernatural power to the laborers to accomplish the palace mission. While the people of Cleopatra are hard at work, Caesar and a rival architect, Amonbofis, both grow angry, so Caesar attacks the construction site in attempt to win the bet.

The film festival is presented by OBU’s Department of Modern Languages, German Club, French Club and Alpha Mu Gamma. For more information about OBU’s Division of Language and Literature, click here.