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A week of French language cinema

March 18 to 23, 2018

For the ninth straight year, the Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz presents A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles, as part of the 2018 celebration of the Francophonie, with nightly screenings of critically acclaimed Francophone films. This program is presented in collaboration with the Consulates of France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada; the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles and sponsored by TV5Monde, ELMA, KCRW and Louis Latour.

All films will be in French with English subtitles.

 Package $20                             Individual ticket


Sunday, March 18, 2018 • Switzerland
Opening reception : 7:00pm – Screening : 7 : 30pm
Moka – 90 min
Directed by Frédéric Mermoud

Diane Kramer is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha-colored Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Evian, where the driver lives. But sometimes the path of revenge is more tortuous than it seems. Diane will have to face another woman, friendly and mysterious.

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Monday, March 19, 2018 • Burkina Faso
Reception: 7:00pm – Screening : 7:30pm
Wallay – 84 min.
Directed by Berni Goldblat.

When a young French ruffian is sent back to his father’s native land of Burkina Faso, he learns how to cope with life on the other side of the Mediterranean in Wallay.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • Canada
Reception:  7:00pm – Screening : 7:30pm
Iqaluit – 102 min.
Directed by Benoit Pilon.

Travelling to the Arctic for the first time, Carmen arrives in Iqaluit to tend to her husband, Gilles, a construction worker who has been seriously injured. Trying to get to the bottom of what happened, she strikes up a friendship with Noah, Gilles’ Inuk friend, and realizes they share a similar story. Together, Carmen and Noah head out on the Frobisher Bay – she, looking for answers to her questions; he, trying to stop his son from committing what can’t be undone.


 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 • France
Reception: 7:00pm - Screening: 7:30pm
Swagger – 84 min.
Directed by Olivier Babinet.

Swagger takes us into the minds of eleven children and teenagers with astonishing personalities who are growing up in some of France’s most underprivileged housing projects. The film shows us the world through their singular and unexpected gaze, their funny and incisive thoughts.


 Thursday, March 22, 2018 • Quebec
Reception: 7:00pm - Screening: 7:30pm
Short movie : Je suis une actrice (I’m an actress) - directed by Benoît Lach
 Origami – 99 min.
Directed by Patrick Demers.

David is travelling. He’s on a unique trip that doesn’t take him from one place to another but from one moment in time to another. Seeking to better understand the strange power he has to move around in his own timeline, David will eventually have to confront the deconstructed chronology as well as his own repressed past.


Friday, March 23, 2018 • Belgium
Closing reception: 7:00pm. Screening : 7:30pm.
Le tout nouveau testament (The brand new testament) – 113 min.
Directed by Jaco Van Dormael.

God lives with his wife and daughter in a shabby building in Brussels. But he’s far from the Supreme Being of the Holy Scriptures. On the contrary: he is a sadistic, grumpy and selfish God, who gleefully works to bring misery to humanity. Tired of all this pettiness, his adorable daughter Ea decides to awaken humanity by sending text messages with the exact dates and times of their deaths to all the people on the planet. Then she goes in search of brand new apostles to write a Whole New Testament.


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