FRENCH LANGUAGE CINEMA WEEK
FRENCH LANGUAGE CINEMA WEEK
March 18 – March 22 at 7:30 PM
Screening of 5 francophone movies presented by the consulates of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Quebec Government Office, in Los Angeles, in partnership with le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, and TV5Monde. All movies, In French with English subtitles.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Opening Reception: 7:00pm
L’Enfant d’en Haut (Sister) (Switzerland, 2012)
Written by: Antoine Jaccoud & Ursula Meier
Directed by: Ursula Meier
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein
Drama that explores the complexity of family relationships. Winner of the special Silver Bear award at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Swiss entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards (made the January short list).
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
La Grande Séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis) (Canada, 2003)
Written by: Ken Scott
Directed by: Jean-François Pouliot
Cast: Raymond Bouchard, David Boutin, Benoit Brière, Lucie Laurier
Comedy that chronicles the chaos wreaked when a down-on-its-luck town in the middle of nowhere is seduced by the promise of a big-time manufacturing plant. Won the Audience Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro (The Snows of Kilimanjaro) (France, 2011)
Written by: Robert Guédiguian & Jean-Louis Milesi
Directed by: Robert Guédiguian
Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
A socially conscious French drama, which portrays a marriage, with decency and justice at its heart. Premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Won the Audience Award and the Silver Spike at the Valladolid International Film Festival.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Á Pas de Loup (On the Sly) (Belgium, 2011)
Written by: Olivier Ringer & Yves Ringer
Directed by: Olivier Ringer
Cast: Wynona Ringer, Machin Ringer
Told from the point-of-view of a six-year-old, the film opens a door into a little girl’s private world. 2012 Film of the Year by the European Children’s Film Association. Won the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Montreal International Film Festival.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Closing Reception: 7:00pm
Laurence Anyways (Quebec, 2012)
Written & Directed by: Xavier Dolan
Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye, Monia Chokri
Drama about a transsexual man’s decade-long struggle to maintain a passionate romance with his soulmate in the face of hostility from family, friends, and society. Competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where Suzanne Clément won the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress. Won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
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