From March 15th to March 20th- 7pm

For the tenth year straight, the Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles, with nightly screenings of critically acclaimed Francophone films, from Friday, March 15 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The program includes notable films from Switzerland, Cameroon, Canada, France, Belgium, and Quebec. All films include subtitles in English. All screenings are preceded by receptions, which begin at 7:00pm (except for March 17th- reception at 10:30 am, screening at 11am).

In honor of this 10th edition, Academy Awards nominated, Marie-Christine Barrault, will be patron of the opening night.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Consulates of Canada, Belgium, France and Switzerland, the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles, and Le Lycée Francais de Los Angeles. Sponsors include TV5Monde, ELMA, l’Institut Français, KCRW, Organization Internationale de la Francophonie, les vins Louis Latour and Unibroue.



Friday, March 15, 2019 • France

Opening reception: 7:00pm – Screening: 7:30pm

Welcome speech : Marie-Christine Barrault

La Fête des mères (All About Mothers) by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar (2017)- 100 min| Drama

*All Ages Admitted*

This is the story of a President of the Republic who becomes a mother. Of three sisters taking care of a mother who could not care less. Of a son who lives with his mother’s ghost. But this is also the story of a woman who does not want to become a mother, of a man who dreams of being one. In the end, it’s all about mothers.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpG5M-UmY60


Saturday, March 16, 2019 • Switzerland

Reception: 7:00pm – Screening:  7:30pm 

Ceux qui travaillent (Those Who Work) by Antoine Russbach  (2018)– 100 min| Drama

* Restricted- Under 14 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian*

Frank devotes his life to work. Hanging on his phone, he manages the cargo ships he charters for large companies. While facing a crisis situation, Frank makes a brutal decision and gets fired. Deeply shaken, betrayed by a system to which he has given everything, he does some soul-searching to save the only link that still counts in his eyes: the one he managed to maintain with his youngest daughter, Mathilde.     

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80cfIeRPLIk


Sunday, March 17, 2019 • Cameroon

Reception:  10:30 am – Screening: 11:00am

Minga et la cuillère cassée (Minga And The Broken Spoon) by Claye Edou (2017)- 80 min | Animation

*All Ages Admitted*

Minga is an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she was washing dishes in the river, she accidentally broke a spoon. A furious Mami Kaba then chased her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. An adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBHA_zMhdYU


Monday, March 18, 2019 • Quebec

Reception: 7:00pm - Screening: 7:30pm

Nous sommes Gold (We are Gold) by Éric Morin (2018) – 100 min | Drama

*Restricted- Under 18 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian*

Ten years after the tragic death of her parents in a mining disaster, Marianne returns to her hometown. She returns to GOLD, the rock band formed by her childhood friends, Kristoff and Kevin, who is the only survivor of the mining collapse.

Each in his own way will live this return on events in a singular way. For GOLD's short-lived trio, commemorative week will slowly drag them into shocking and confusing areas.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/298041869


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 • Canada

Reception: 7:00pm - Screening: 7:30pm

Genèse (Genesis) by Philippe Lesage (2018) – 129min | Drama

*Restricted- Under 18 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian*

Three teenagers are shaken up by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTKxP2Sjz3k


Wednesday, March 20, 2018 • Belgium

Closing reception: 7:00pm. Screening: 7:30pm.

Ni juge, ni soumise (So Help Me God) by Jean Libon & Yves Hinant (2017)– 100 min | Documentary/Comedy

*Restricted- Under 18 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian*

In this unapologetic and politically incorrect portrait, an extraordinary and eccentric Belgian judge takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life criminal investigations. The stranger-than-fiction documentary makes for a wild and riveting ride.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oCCWfZfBxE

Roues libres (Free Wheels) by Jacinthe Folon (2017)- 4 min | Short Movie/Animation

Dear urban dwellers, here is very important information: bicycles are back in town!