YOUNG LOVE | September

September rimes with Teenagers. This month, get to know 4 teenagers and their first experiences of love and emotions. The 4 movies address the topic of “Young Love” in their own way. Un amour de jeunesse shows the difficulty to forget your first love whilst J’aime regarder les filles focuses on the risks someone is willing to take to be loved back. LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® explores the daily life and struggles of a teenage girl and the mother-daughter bond. Les Beaux Gosses, on the other hand, tackles the subject in a caustic manner, yet genuine, to enable all spectators to feel their first emotions once again.

Riad Sattouf (Les Beaux Gosses’ director): People are funny at this age. Teens express their emotions directly. I am certainly interested by teenagers because I am curious; curious about a time which seems unfamiliar to me. This time is amusing, because it is different for each generation and yet, it seems to always be the same old story.

(From an interview by Pierre-Yves Hurel for Le Petit Journal, December 2009).

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FAMILY AFFAIRS | October

 

According to this old French saying “On choisit ses amis, on ne choisit pas sa famille” (You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family).

As for marriage, Family can be there for better or for worse. This October, discover four family stories in our Ciné-Club dedicated to “Family Affairs”. In Du vent dans mes mollets, explore the family sphere through the eyes of a 9-year-old girl. Sometimes, white lies are compulsory for the sake of the family. But, will it be the case in De vrais mensonges? Audrey Tautou will maybe give you the answer… This month, get to also know the amazing story and destiny of Fatima and her daughters, in the César Award for Best Film 2016.
Last but not least, discover one of 2016’s biggest success in France, Retour chez ma mère, a bittersweet comedy on a forty-year-old going back at her mother’s house.

“To live together in a family, is a story which writes itself and shapes our manners and actions day by day. We all have our own family affairs, with their moments of joy or sadness. Nonetheless, it will always remain our family, for better or for worse.”

(Jean-Guy Roy in « Vivre Ensemble », la Gazette de la Mauricie, April 2010).

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DU VENT DANS ME MOLLETS                                                              DE VRAIS MENSONGES
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FATIMA                                                                                RETOUR CHEZ MA MÈRE
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PROMISING ACTRESSES | November

From 10 to 20 November 2016, Singapore celebrates French Cinema with its annual Festival, French Film Festival. 

What would French Cinema be without its actresses? This November, explore the universe of three French actresses, which will take you along their journeys. From movies of the Festival’s Selection to movies from Alliance française’s Ciné Club, you will be guided by these promising French actresses, on the silver screen.

In Caprice, explore a love triangle with Virignie Efira and Anais Demoustier. In Tirez la langue mademoiselle and L’amour dure trois ans, get into the world of Louise Bourgoin, in these two movies around love stories.

We are on Earth for only a brief moment. I tell myself: the most important thing is to do what you want to do and to do it the best that you can, to be able to enjoy yourself.
(Virginie Efira, actress in Caprice, Victoria and Un homme à la hauteur).

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