Francophonie Screening & Buffet
As part of The Month of Francophonie in Ireland 2016 and to mark this annual celebration of French language and cultural diversity, we are delighted to present an entertaining evening at the Light House Cinema with the screening of "Benda Bilili" (English subtitles) followed by a buffet with Francophone culinary specialities from participating Embassies.
"Benda Bilili" is a 2010 musical documentary by Renaud Barret and Florent de La Tullaye depicting the against-all-odds rise of Staff Benda Bilili, a dynamic band of street musicians from the Democratic Republic of Congo who overcame extreme poverty and physical disability to become beloved stars of the world music circuit. Charting the group’s progress across several years, Benda Bilili! tells a real-life story spanning humble beginnings in Kinshasa and a triumphant European tour.
• Cannes Opening Film, Directors’ Fortnight 2010
• Nominated for Best Documentary at Cesar Awards 2010
• Golden Star for Best Documentary, French press critics Awards 2010
• Dublin’s Audience Award, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 6pm
@Light House Cinema - Market Square Smithfield, Dublin IE - View Map
Admission Free but Ticketed & on a First Come First Served basis - Arrive early to avoid disappointment
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Info & Tickets: or 01 277 5053
This event is part of the Month of Francophonie in Ireland and it is organised with the generous contributions of the Embassies of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Georgia,Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Switzerland; the Alliance Française Dublin and the Light House Cinema.