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[Screening] Alliance Francaise Presents: Cine Club Tuesday Films: Cycle : Let’s Celebrate FRANCOPHONIE
7 March 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 28 March 2017 @ 10:00 pmS$7 - S$9
Alliance Francaise Presents: Cine Club Tuesday Films: Cycle : Let’s Celebrate FRANCOPHONIE
Â«Â Francophonie is a wide country, without borders. It is the one of the French language. It is an internal country. It is the country that is invisible, spiritual, mental, moral and which resides in everyone of usÂ Â» â€“ (Gilles Vigneault, French Canadian poet and singer-songwriter)
This March, find out more about Francophonie with three movies which celebrate, in their own ways, this borderless and spiritual country. Travel to modern Tunisia withÂ A peine jâ€™ouvre les yeuxÂ and modern Cambodia withÂ Diamond Island, two movies which follow the steps of several teenagers around the globe. Get to also experience the encounter between French and Canadian cinemas with the much expectedÂ Juste la fin du monde, by young cinema prodigy, Xavier Dolan.
Ã€ PEINE Jâ€™OUVRE LES YEUX
(As I Open My Eyes)
7 March, Tuesday 8pm
Dir. Leyla Bouzid
Tunisia, France, Belgium, UAE l 2015 | Drama | In French and Arabic with English subtitles | 102min | M18 (Some Nudity)
Tunis, Summer 2010, a few months before the Arab Spring. Farah, 18 years old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future GP. But she does not feel the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, enjoys drinking alcohol, experiencing love, against her motherâ€™s will, Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers too well.
Free for AF members; $9.00 (Non-members)
21 March, Tuesday 8pm (Special Screening)
Dir. Davy Chou
France, Cambodia, Germany, Qatar, Thailand l 2016 | Drama | In Khmer with English subtitles | 102min | PG13 (Some coarse language)
Diamond Island is an island located on Phnom Penhâ€™s riverbanks, which has been transformed by land developers to modernize the city and create an ultramodern heaven for rich people. Bora, 18, leaves rural Cambodia to become a construction worker on this vast undertaking. On this island, he will make some friends and even reunite with his missing older brother, Solei, who will introduce Bora to an exciting new world, full of colours and illusions.
Special screening:Â The movie will be introduced by the director, Davy Chou and the lead actor, Sobon Nuon, and followed by a Q&A.
$7.00 (AF Members); $9.00 (Non-members)
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE
(Itâ€™s Only the End of the World)
28 March, Tuesday 8pm (Special Screening)
Dir.Â Davy Chou
Canada, France l 2015 | Drama | In French with English subtitles | 97min |Â M18 (Some homosexual content and drug use)
Adapted from a play by Jean-Luc Lagarce, the story follows Louis, a playwright, who comes back to his native village after twelve years of absence, to tell his family that he is dying. Unfortunately, this family reunion will not go as planned.Â Between quarrels, not-said things and regrets, this movie scrutinizes the family nucleus and its challenges, behind closed doors.
$7.00 (AF Members); $9.00 (Non-members)
For more details, please visitÂ here!
Date:Â 7, 21, 28 March,Â Tuesday
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Tickets:Â $7 (AF Members) – $9 (Non-Members)
Tickets are available throughÂ here.
AboutÂ Alliance Francaise
Alliance franÃ§aise de Singapour was founded in 1949. It is a non-profit educational organization, affiliated to the international network of Alliances franÃ§aises whose headquarters, the Fondation Alliance FranÃ§aise, are located in Paris, France.
Alliance franÃ§aise de Singapour is one amongst the 812Â Alliances franÃ§aises worldwide (found in 137 countries) who serves and gathers aÂ multilingualÂ andÂ multiculturalÂ community of Francophiles. Each year, it welcomes around 4000 students of all ages (from 1 year old onwards) eager to learn the French language and explore French culture. It is now hosting the General Delegation of Alliances franÃ§aises of South East Asia, making it the flagship of the region.
For many years, Alliance franÃ§aise has offered a great array ofÂ performing artsÂ events in its theatre as well as various visual arts exhibition in its gallery becoming aÂ renowned cultural destination.
In the buzzing evolving Singaporean cultural landscape, Alliance franÃ§aise continues to contribute in its modest fashion to the regional influence of the cultural scene of the City-State by positioning itself as a place of artistic expression for emerging artists of all discipline.
It now articulates its cultural programming around three major events: the renownedÂ Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, theÂ Francophonie FestivalÂ and theÂ French Animation Film Festival, all jointly organized with the unfailing support of Institut FranÃ§ais Singapour, Ambassade de France. Added to these major events are the Music Fest (FÃªte de la musique), Bastille Day, the CinÃ©-Club, the CinÃ©-Kid, and CinÃ©-Plus. Lastly, we also offer social events where our public can enjoy a taste of French flavors while using the French language.
Alliance franÃ§aise cultural and educational programming is extremely rich but coherent in achieving its goal: to create a desire of France (and French) to an everlasting greater community of people whose strength is built from cross-cultural understanding which is at the heart of all dialogue.