FRENCH FILM SCREENING UNDER
BRUNEI FILM BLITZ 2022
Alliance Française de Brunei Darussalam screened four French films under the Brunei Film Blitz 2022. The event was supported by the French Embassy of Brunei Darussalam, with the films provided by the Institut Français.
The films featured were Antoinette dans les cévennes, The Rose Maker, Deux Moi and De Gaulle.
Antoinette dans les cévennes is directed by Caroline Vignal, featuring a romance-adventure film about a teach who sets out on a stalking vacation on the mountains only to find herself on a trekking tour with a donkey. The irresistible comedy is said to "evolve from gentle farce to a journey of emotional growth" by The Guardian.
The Rose Maker by Fierre Pinaud, which is described by the New York Times as a relaxed film that allows the audience to sit back and, if not smell the roses, then at least appreciate them.
Meanwhile, Deux Moi, directed by Cédric Klapisch, tells of an enchanting French romantic drama about synchronicity. It explores urban alienation in the "swipe right" culture and losing touch with personal connection, a theme relatable to majority of the younger generation today.
The screening concluded with Gabriel de Bomin's De Gaulle, a historical biopic on a French army officer and statesman who led Free France against the Nazi Germany in World War II.