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French film festival from Thursday

Alliance Française de Trivandrum, the French language and cultural centre in Kerala, in association with the Cochin Film Society and Ernakulam Public Library, will organise a French film festival from Thursday to Sunday at Ernakulam Public Library.

Published: 13th November 2013 11:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th November 2013 11:58 AM   |  A+A-

Alliance Française de Trivandrum, the French language and cultural centre in Kerala, in association with the Cochin Film Society and Ernakulam Public Library, will organise a French film festival from Thursday to Sunday at Ernakulam Public Library.

One of the first French film festivals in Ernakulam, the fest introduces French cinema with a wide range of movies from comedy to drama. There will be special screenings of children’s films for schools. The inaugural film of this festival is ‘Je crois que je l’aime’ (Could This Be Love), a romantic comedy directed  by Pierre Jolivet.

The film talks about Lucas, a wealthy, divorced businessman, irresistibly attracted to Elsa, a renowned sculptor.

Friday, the second day of the festival, will have the screening of the animation film, ‘Le tableau’ (The Painting) by Jean-François Laguionie.‘Le refuge’ (Hideaway) by Francois Ozon will be screened on Friday at 6 pm.

The film is an exploration of the nature of family and blood ties. ‘Tous au Larzac’, a documentary on a on-violent struggle against the state by peasants of Larzac, by Christian Rouaud, will be screened on Saturday. The festival ends with Philippe Lioret’s drama ‘Welcome’, the story of Bilal, a Kurdish boy from Iraq, to be screened on Sunday. The film highlights the plight of illegal immigrants.For details, contact aftculture@afindia.org or phone numbers 0471-2320666, 6578808.



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