Francofonía 2019: Cine
The La Francophonie 2019 presents in its activities dedicated to the cinema, the screening of various films of different film genres, ideal to enjoy as a family. These excellent films can be seen from Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 March, in the French Alliance. Entrance is free.
– Wednesday 20 March:
“Gardhi”: (Kosovo-France-Croatia, 2017, 14 minutes). Address: Lendita Zeqiraj This short film – characterized by a cacophony of rather noisy voices – reflects the chaos of Kosovo after the conflict and the daily struggles of the most vulnerable segments of society to realize their desires, and their freedoms. (7:00 p.m.)
“First lady of the revolution”. (Costa Rica, 2018, 110 minutes). Direction: Andrea Kalin. This film tells the life of the 98-year-old American writer and journalist, Henrietta Boggs, the first wife of “Pepe” Figueres and his companion during the 1948 revolution. Boggs was an essential influence on many of the decisions taken by the president, including the right to vote for women in Costa Rica. (7:30 pm).
– Thursday, March 21:
“Rock the Casbah” (Morocco, 2013, 100 minutes) Address: Laïla Marrakchi
A young Moroccan woman living in New York travels to Tangier for her father’s funeral. According to the Muslim tradition, he must stay in the city for three days, during which he is reunited with all his relatives, whom he has not seen for a long time. In the midst of pain come to light problems that had remained hidden to preserve the good name and the unity of the family, and that generate great surprises and strong reactions. (7:00 p.m.)
– Friday March 22th:
“I am not your black”. (Haiti, 2017, 94 minutes). Direction: Raúl Peck
This film is inspired by an unfinished book by the American author Mr. James Baldwin that has his personal memories and files the stories of some of his friends civil rights defenders of African American communities like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Martin Luther King Junior.
The filmmaker has turned these pages into a powerful set of photos, mini-documentaries related to the movement of “Black Power, boycotts” and resistances of the 50s, 60s of the African-American Community, narrated by Samuel E. Jackson. (7:30 pm).
The Embassy will offer green tea and Moroccan sweets at the end of the screening.
– Saturday March 23:
“The little Prince”. (United States, 2015, 110 minutes). Direction: Mark Osborne
A girl, intrepid and curious, lives in a world of adults with her mother. She has great ambitions for her daughter and tries to prepare her for this sad and unimaginative life. His neighbor, an eccentric and astute aviator who never really grew up, tells him the story of the Little Prince, a strange character whom he met one day in the Sahara. With him, the girl will discover an extraordinary universe … (6:30 pm).
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