Francophonie Festival 2019 Movie Screenings [fr]

Francophonie Festival films - what’s on?
The Alliance Française Dublin will be hosting many films during the Francophonie Festival, selected by participating embassies!
Check out some of the film screenings happening during the Francophonie Festival in Ireland!

Organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Embassy of Argentina:

PNGPianists Street - Tuesday 5th of March, 6.30pm
(2015, 80min)
Alliance Française Dublin
Admission free with RSVP

In a little street in Brussels, two identical buildings stand together. In one of these buildings lives the famous concert pianist Martha Argerich. Next door we find the Tiempo – Lechner family, renowned by their lineage of piano prodigies. The matriarch and pedagogue Lyl Tiempo, her renowned children Sergio Tiempo and Karin Lechner; and Karin’s young daughter Natasha, only thirteen years old. Natasha, the latest promise on the “pianists street”, has to live up to the legacy of four generations of great musicians.

Organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Embassy of Hungary:

JPEGMom and other loonies in the family - Thursday 7th of March, 6.30pm
(2015, 110min)
Alliance Française de Dublin
Admission free with RSVP

It is the story of an odd family during the 20th century. Four generations of “crazies” led by the character of Mum who lived 94 years and moved 27 times in her life. Moving was her only way of confronting troubles, dangers and conflicts. In reality, it was History that chased her throughout the country and made her go through a terrible century. At the incredible age of 94, Mum tells the story of these events to her daughter, nearly 100 years of often mischievous and heart-warming but also sometimes painful episodes.

Organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Embassy of Poland:

PNGOut of the Limelight - Monday 11th of March, 6.30pm
(2017, 86min)
Alliance Française de Dublin
Admission free with RSVP

This projection will be followed by a Q&A.
The new documentary by Rafael Lewandowski tackles the rich and fascinating story of Zygmunt Lubicz Zaleski – a philosopher, writer, and poet who spent most of his life in France. Like many other independent activists, he was forced to emigrate because of the political climate in Poland. He was active, but out of the limelight. In spite of this, he had a tremendous impact on the creation of a strong, independent Poland through his cultural activities.

Organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Embassy of Canada:

PNGBarefoot at Dawn - Wednesday 13th of March, 6.30pm
(2017, 105min)
Alliance Française de Dublin
Admission free with RSVP

1927. It is Felix’s last year with his family before attending a private college in the fall. Accompanied by Fidor, his faithful friend, he will face adversity, love, death, and will embark on the path of adulthood. Freely inspired by Félix Leclerc’s novel, Barefoot at Dawn recounts the typical childhood of the inter-war and the unexpected events challenging the quiet life of the young poet and his family living on the Saint-Maurice River banks.

Organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Embassy of Latvia:

PNGFour White Shirts - Tuesday 19th of March, 6.30pm
(1986, 73min)
Alliance Française de Dublin
Admission free with RSVP

Middle-aged cultural worker Anita Sondore feels that the song lyrics of the young poet Cēzars Kalniņš, as sung by a youth ensemble, are inappropriate. She writes a letter of complaint to the newspaper, thus setting in motion the system of censorship. “Four White Shirts” is a sensitive and emotional portrayal of the spirit of 1960‘s youth. R. Kalniņš’ dissection of the arts censorship system turned out to be too on point, and therefore – unforgivable. The film was banned from being shown and “shelved”. But it still lived on in legend and through the songs that Imants Kalniņš had composed for the film. The first time it was screened to the public was in 1986, when the songs had already achieved cult status. In 2018, Four White Shirts was featured in the 2018 Cannes Classics program.

Organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Embassy of Morroco:

PNGAïda - Thursday 21st of March, 6.30pm
(2015, 94min)
Alliance Française de Dublin
Admission free with RSVP

The story tells the story of Aida Cohen, a Moroccan woman of Jewish denomination and music teacher in Paris, who is convinced to be sentenced to death for a malignant tumour, decides to return to her homeland Morocco to find her memories of childhood and love that have shaped his childhood, hoping to revive in his fund the joy of life and the power of motivation.

Organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Embassy of Belgium:

PNGA Wedding - Monday the 25th of March, 6.30pm
(2016, 98min)
Alliance Française de Dublin
Admission free with RSVP

A Wedding (Noces) follows a young Pakistani girl living in Belgium who’s forced into an arranged marriage by her deeply traditional parents. Write r-director Stephan Streker was inspired by true events in this tale of a Pakistani family torn apart by their daughter’s desire to break free of their grasp. This intimately probing drama has already received prizes during its festival run in France, with international premieres in Toronto and Rome.

Organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Embassy of Georgia:

PNGBlind Dates - Thursday the 28th of March, 6.30pm
(2013, 99min)
Alliance Française de Dublin
Admission free with RSVP

Fortysomething Sandro still lives at home with his parents. He and his best friend seem to have no luck at finding true love during their misadventures of meeting and date various women.

Organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Embassy of Bulgaria:

PNGThe Infinite Garden - Tuesday the 2nd of April, 6.30pm
(2017, 90min)
Alliance française de Dublin
Admission free with RSVP

This poetic romance drama revolves around the beautiful Sonia and her boyfriend Philip who is still taking care of Victor, his sensitive brother, years after the death of their parents. Victor works in the quiet Emma’s flower shop where she creates a model of a mystical garden…

Youth and schools:

PNGScreening: Keeper

PNGScreening: Miss Impossible

PNGDon’t forget the 30th Cork French Film Festival!

PNG And also the screening of "Just to be Sure" on tour in Ireland!
The French Embassy and the Institut français have teamed up with ACCESS Cinema to bring more than 20 screenings of "Just To Be Sure / Otez-moi d’un doute" across Ireland.

French hit of the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, Carine Tardieu’s charming romantic comedy is a winning tale exploring love, coincidence and human connection.

Here’s the schedule for February & March:

Millbank Arts Centre
19/03/19
South Tipp Arts Centre
25/03/19
Clonakilty Film Club
26/03/19
Galway Film Society
31/03/19 & 1/04/19
Newcastle West Film Club
5/04/19

Published on 26/03/2019

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