Mini Francophone Film Festival 2015 - free admission (March 3 - 31) [fr]
In the framework of the Francophonie, discover every Tuesday of March at 7:30pm, in Alliance française de Hong Kong, a French speaking film from 5 different countries: Switzerland, Canada, Senegal, Belgium, and France.
Tuesday, March 3 - Switzerland
Henry Dunant - Red on the Cross by Dominique Othenin-Girard (2005 - 98’)
With: Thomas Jouannet, Emilie Dequenne
Synopsis: An idealist, a romantic, humanist and visionary, swiss-born Henry Dunant led an insane battle to convince nation states to allow a relief society to take care of soldiers who fell on the battlefield, regardless of their nationality. The fierce will of this man who dared the impossible, thereby earning the first Nobel Peace Prize, was the spark that led to the founding of the Red Cross Society. This film, an epic loosely based on the life of Henry Dunant, is carried by the spirit and the passion that drove this resolutely modern hero of the 19th century.
Tuesday, March 10 - Canada
They think I’m Chinese! by Nicole Giguère (2011 - 52’)
Synopsis: Thousands of girls who were in the first wave of Chinese children to be adopted in Québec in the 1990s have reached adolescence. The filmmaker focused her lens on five of them and accompanied them throughout their emotionally charged transition to adulthood. In their quest for identity, how do these young Quebecers experience their difference? An intimate and touching journey into the world of Alice, Lea, Julia, Anne and Flavie.
Tuesday, March17 - Senegal
The Pirogue by Moussa Touré (2012 - 87’)
With : Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Malamine Drame, Laïty Fall
Synopsis: Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he sometimes dreams of new horizons, where he can earn a better living for his family. When he is offered to captain one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Islands, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing full-well the dangers that lie ahead. Leading a group of 30 men who don’t all speak the same language, some of whom have never seen the sea, Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe.
Tuesday, March 24 - Belgium
Scouting for Zebras by Benoît Mariage (2014, 80’)
With: Benoît Poelvoorde, Marc Zinga.
Synopsis: José is a football agent. His specialty is scouting out promising African players. When he discovers Yaya, he takes him to Belgium to make a champion out of him. He thinks he hit the jackpot , but nothing goes as planned.
Tuesday, March 31 - France
Jappeloup by Christian Duguay ( 2013 - 130’)
With: Guillaume Canet, Marina Hands, Daniel Auteuil, Lou de Laâge
Synopsis: At the beginning of the 1980s, abandoning a promising career as a lawyer, Pierre Durand devotes himself, body and soul, to his passion: show jumping.
Supported by his father, he invests everything in a young horse called Jappeloup, even though no one else Pierre has made a good choice. Too small, too temperamental, and too unpredictable, the horse has many flaws but also has remarkable poise and abilities. From competition to competition, horse and rider progress and impose themselves in thehorse-riding world. But the Olympic Games in Los Angeles are a terrible failure and Pierre becomes aware of his weaknesses. With help from Nadia, his wife, and Raphaëlle, Jappeloup’s groom, Pierre wins the horse’s trust and builds a relationship which will lead them both to the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988.
Mini Francophone Film Festival 2015
Dates : Tuesday, March 3, 10, 17, 24 et 31 at 7:30pm.
Venue : Alliance Française de Hong Kong, 1/F Médiathèque, 52 Jordan Road, Jordan
Free admission - By reservation only : http://bit.ly/MFFF2015
Films in French with English subtitles
More information : http://www.alliancefrancaise.org.hk/