In continuation of the Francophonie celebration in March,
enjoy Francophone Cinema with a selection of French films available for viewing!
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25 MAY 2023, THURSDAY
TIME: 7:30 PM
Skies of Lebanon (Sous le ciel d'Alice)
In the 1950s, the young Alice leaves Switzerland for Lebanon, a sunny and exuberant country. There, she falls in love with Joseph, a mischievous astrophysicist who dreams of sending the first Lebanese into space. Alice quickly finds her place in his family. But after a few years of dolce vita, the civil war interferes in their paradise...
26 MAY 2023, FRIDAY
TIME: 7:30 PM
A Son (Un fils)
Farès and Meriem form with Aziz, their 10- year-old son, a modern Tunisian family from a privileged environment. During a trip to the south of Tunisia, their car is targeted by a terrorist group and the young boy is seriously injured... this accident will upset their life and their couple.
27 MAY 2023, SATURDAY
TIME: 3:00 PM
Aya of Yop City (Aya de Youpougon)
The Ivory Coast, at the end of the 1970s, in Youpougon, a working class neighborhood in Abidjan, renamed Yop City, to be "like in an American film." 19-year-old Aya lives here. This serious young woman prefers to stay home studying instead of going out with her girlfriends. Aya divides her time between school, her family, and her two best friends, Adjoua and Bintou, who only think of hotfooting it to the bush as soon as night falls. Aya classifies these girls, who always find a way to chase after guys, despite their fathers keeping a close watch over them, as the Series H type: Hairdos, Hot fashions, Husband-hunting. Things go awry when Adjoua becomes pregnant.
By Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie | Year: 2012 | Duration: 1h24
Country: Ivory Coast | Genre: Animation, literary adaptation, young audience
TIME: 4:45 PM
Through the encounters and testimonies of hibakusha (victims of bombings) that remind him of his past and what he has lived through, Rithy Panh crosses these stories in all senses, using images, words and looks that bear witness to the attempt to destroy not only the human being, but also the being. And yet the traces are there. Tangible, real. Even nature speaks. Some plants become monstrous, while others resist and heal wounds.
TIME: 7:00 PM
La Sape was born in Congo-Brazzaville during colonization. In the 1970s, sapeurs used their weapons, clothing, to invest the social space by appropriating the codes of the elite. They claim their existence in the face of politicians intoxicated with their new powers. The acronym SAPE stands for the Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant People, a clothing fashion that became popular in the “two Congos” (Brazzaville and Kinshasa) around the 1960s – the so-called “Independence” period. In the 1970s, some Sape pioneers emigrated to Paris, a fashion showcase. This is the case of Jocelyn Le Bachelor, who offers Parisians audacious costumes.
28 MAY 2023, SUNDAY
TIME: 3:00 PM
Minga and the broken spoon (Minga et la cuillère cassée)
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. A adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.
TIME: 4:45 PM
System K (Système K)
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2017. In the urban jungle counting over 13 million inhabitants, amid social and political chaos, an eclectic and bubbling street art scene is emerging. Underground visual artists, musicians and performers create out of nothing, using recycled objects and their own bodies to express their anger, but also their dreams for change. Despite the constant harassment of the authorities, the strong taboos of a traditional society and the personal struggles of the artists, the movement can no longer be stopped.
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo | Genre: Documentary, drama