ABOUT CINE-CLUB:This series presents the most acclaimed directors' finest works combined with the opportunity to share the experience while speaking French!
Each month we have two screenings of a new film, at 7:00 pm on:
the first Friday of the month at the AFNO, 1519 Jackson (includes reception with wine)
the last Monday of the month at Café Istanbul, Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude
FREE for Members ($5 non-members) Note: Friday screenings include wine reception
All films are shown in French with English subtitles.
Presented at Alliance by Carol Bidault from MediaFusion Entertainment.
Presented at Cafe Istanbul by Alexandre Vialou.
WINTER SERIES 2014
Comedies: This series will explore the old adage, that comedies don't travel. Comedies are windows into a culture that without a context, are difficult to appreciate. We will not attempt to "explain the jokes" but give them a context.
Come and enjoy a moment of light hearted French films.
Friday, January 10 at 7:00 pm - at AFNO
Monday, January 27 at 7:00 pm - at the Healing Center
Je crois que je l'aime (Could this be love?)
Comedy by Pierre Jolivet, 2006, France - 1h30min
Starring Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Bonnaire.
When wealthy and divorced tech company president Lucas becomes hopelessly smitten by the beautiful artist he has hired to paint a fresco for his enormous office building, he hires a private detective to discover why such a lovely and talented woman is still single. While Roland is a seasoned private investigator who only uses the latest technology in observing his subjects, he must be especially cautious in this case since getting discovered wouldn't bode well for his powerful client.
Saturday, January 11 at 10:30 am - at the Healing Center
Les Contes de la nuit (Tales of the Night)
Movie by Michel Ocelot, 2011, France - 1h24min
A girl, a boy and an old cinema technician tell stories every night in a small theater. Before each story, the boy and the girl decide, in accordance with the old technician, they will play the characters in the story they will interpret, they also choose a time and a country as well as costumes through documentation the technician brings them, and make clothing and accessories with a computer-controlled machine. They then perform the story on stage. Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot.
Friday, February 7 at 7:00 pm - at AFNO
Monday, February 24 at 7:00 pm - at the Healing Center
Conte d'été (A Summer's Tale)
Comedy by Eric Rohmer, 1996, France - 1h53min
In the centre of part 3 of Rohmer's "4 Seasons-Cycle" stands a young man, Gaspard, who went to Dinard (a town by the sea in the Bretagne) because he hopes to meet the girl he thinks he is in love with - Lena. Shortly after his arrival he comes into contact with Margot who works as a servant at her aunt's creperie. He spends a long time with her, and discusses the way he feels about Lena but he hesitates to tell the truth about his relationship. The reason is that he isn't quite sure himself. Although he insists he loves Lena, doubts arise.
Friday, March 7 at 7:00 pm - at AFNO
Monday, March 31 at 7:00 pm - at the Healing Center
Les Chansons d'amour (Love songs)
Comedy by Christophe Honoré, 2007, France - 1h40min
Though Love Songs (aka Les Chansons d'Amour) is not a film operetta per se, director Christophe Honoré and composer/lyricist/vocalist Alex Beaupain use that film to pay homage to the French movie musical as conceived by Jacques Demy in his classic Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1967). The Honoré film concerns a series of hopelessly romantic Parisian characters who are unable to convey their feelings to one another in everyday situations, and who thus use musical numbers as outlets -- as vehicles of emotional expression. Beaupain composed the score; a number of the songs that are included appeared on one of his solo albums. The individual stories covered in the film tell age-worn tales as old as time: the loss of love, the discovery of new love, the impossibility of mutual love. The film stars Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Clotilde Hesme, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Brigitte Roüan, Jean-Marie Winling, and Yannick Renier. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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