AF Ottawa events

FILM SCREENING – “CE SENTIMENT DE L’ÉTÉ”

Date: Friday, September 15th, 2017
Director: Mikhaël Hers
Run: 107 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 340 MacLaren street | 6PM

“Ce sentiment de l’été(2015):

A young French woman unexpectedly dies in Berlin, where she lives with her boyfriend. Her sudden passing ruins her family’s and partner’s life. They struggle to find a new meaning of life in Paris, Annecy and New York.

THE MOVIE WILL BE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Trailer

Free entrance.

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STORYTELLER – “TRISTAN ET ISEUT”
With Stéphanie Bénéteau

Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Location: Alliance Française, 340 MacLaren street | 6PM

About Stéphanie Bénéteau:

Stéphanie Bénéteau grew up hearing stories in three languages. Her French-Canadian father told her stories of a bank robber and his dog, her American mother read to her every night, and the children in the Italian village where she grew up told her stories of the witch that lived at the end of the street. She studied literature and education before finding her true vocation as a storyteller, a career she has been pursuing full time since 1996. She has put on a solo of erotic stories, a show of stories from the Arabian Nights which she toured in Europe, and most recently the story of Tristan and Iseult for which she received a grant from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec. Stéphanie tells ancient myths and legends from the oral tradition in a lyrical, feminine voice touched with a hint of saucy humour. She also tells extensively to children.

About “Tristan et Iseut”:

Erotic passion and murderous rage succeed each other in this medieval love story that keeps audiences enthralled until the cliff-hanging finale. King Marc of Cornwall, his wife Iseult of Ireland and his nephew Tristan are caught in a tragic love triangle. Watch as they weave their way through danger and delight, accompanied by a motley crew of secondary characters, lepers, dwarves and servants who add color and humour to the tale. Love, laughter, sea voyages, dragons, beautiful green-eyed maidens and psychic dwarves, noble knights and cuckolded kings: all is in place for an unforgettable voyage.

 

Free entrance for members and AFO students.
$5 for non members.

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FILM SCREENING – “MOI, NOJOOM, DIX ANS, DIVORCÉE”

Date: Friday, September 29th, 2017
Director: Khadija al-Salami
Run: 96 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 340 MacLaren street | 6PM

“Moi, Nojoom, dix ans, divorcée (2014):

Ten year old Jemenite girl asks a judge in Sanaa (Yemen) to grant her a divorce from a horrible marriage, after she was married away to prevent a public scandal following her sister’s rape.

THE MOVIE WILL BE IN YEMENITE ARABIC WITH FRENCH SUBTITLES

Trailer

Free entrance.

 

 

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FILM SCREENING – “FIDELIO, L’ODYSSÉE D’ALICE”

Date: Friday, October 13th, 2017
Director: Lucie Borleteau
Run: 97 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 340 MacLaren street | 6PM

“Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice(2014):

Thirty-year-old Alice’s occupation is rather unusual for a woman: she works as an engineer on a freighter. She loves her job and does it competently but even in a greasy blue overall, a woman will be a woman, with her heart, her desires and seduction… In such conditions can an all-male crew really remain totally insensitive to her charms? A situation all the more complicated as not only does Alice leave her fiancé Felix behind but she also discovers on board the Fidélio that the captain is Gaël, her first love…

THE MOVIE WILL BE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Trailer

Free entrance.

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FILM SCREENING – “DEMAIN, TOUT COMMENCE”

Date: Friday, October 27th, 2017
Director: Hugo Gélin
Run: 118 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 340 MacLaren street | 6PM

“Demain, tout commence (2016):

Samuel likes to party in the Marseille area of France and is awoken one morning by a woman carrying a baby she claims is his. She leaves him the wailing infant and drives off to London; in an attempt to find her, he goes to London and ends up staying there, having to raise the child by himself…

THE MOVIE WILL BE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Trailer

Free entrance.

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