As a part of a mission to promote French and Francophone cultures, we organise a French movie screening once a month at the European Studies Center.
Free and open to all. Everyone is welcome!
2016 CINE CLUB SCHEDULE
February : 9 MOIS FERME (9 MONTH STRETCH)
(Albert Dupontel, 2012, 1h22, Comedy)
Ariane Felder is pregnant. This is all the more surprising since this examining magistrate is an old-fashioned single person. But even more surprising is the fact that, according to DNA tests, the father is no other than Bob, a criminal prosecuted for atrocious assault and battery. Ariane, who does not remember anything, tries to understand what happened.
March :3 COEURS (3 HEARTS)
(Benoît Jacquot, 2014, 1h46, Comedy Drama, Fiction)
After missing a train, Marc meets and falls in love with Sylvie. They agree to meet in Paris at the Jardin des Tuileries without exchanging contact information. On the time of the rendezvous, Marc is held up in a meeting and they miss each other. Disappointed, Sylvie moves to the USA with her husband. Later, Marc meets Sylvie’s sister Sophie and they fall in love. As Marc and Sophie’s relationship becomes serious, he discovers she is Sylvie’s sister.
April : GUS PETIT OISEAU, GRAND VOYAGE (YELLOWBIRD)
(Christian De Vita, 2014, 1h30, Animation)
A hero’s journey with a most unlikely hero. Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one – That is, until he finds himself leading a flock on their migration to Africa. Darius, the leader of a flock of birds, is wounded just before it is time for the birds to migrate to Africa. Information about how to lead the migration has to be passed to the first bird that encounters Darius. That is Yellowbird who is excited by the challenge but has very little life experience.
September : ADIEU BERTHE OU L’ENTERREMENT DE MÉMÉ (GRANNY’S FUNERAL)
(Bruno Podalydès, 2012, 1h40, Comedy drama, Fiction)
Armand Lebrecq once dreamed of becoming a magician but he has become a pharmacist. He still loves his wife, Hélène, but wouldn’t mind leaving her to live with Alix, a strong-minded woman. But should he ? One day, Armand learns that Berthe, his granny, has just died. A little guilty of having neglected her lately, Armand finds himself busy with organizing her funeral. Clumsily, as usual…
October : 2 AUTOMNES 3 HIVERS (2 AUTUMNS 3 WINTERS)
(SebastienBetbeder, 2012, 1h31, Comedy)
Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie – slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely – on the jogging path, he’s dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman’s best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are.
Novembre : LES TONTONS FLINGUEURS (MONSIEUR GANGSTER)
(Georges Lautner, 1962, 1h52, Fiction, Polar & action)
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed “The Mexican”. The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and looking after his soon-to-be-married daughter. When a longtime mobster heavy, Volfoni takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. He defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob.