Date(s) - 15/03/2016
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
FRANCOPHONE CINEMA: The Shelter (L’Abri)
7.00 pm | 15th of March | Alliance Française auditorium
With the support of Switzerland Government Office and Swissnex | Consulate General of Swizterland
Fernand Melgar, Switzerland, 2014, 101′
A winter spent in the heart of an emergency shelter for homeless people in Lausanne. At the entrance to this hidden bunker there unfolds every night the same dramatic ritual, leading to occasionally violent confrontations. The watchmen have the difficult task of “sorting the poor”: women and children first, men later if there is room. Even if the shelter can hold 100 people, only 50 “chosen ones” will be allowed inside to receive a hot meal and a bed. The others know that the night will be a long one.
This screening is a part of the Francophonie week. Organised every year around the 20th of March, which is the « International Francophonie day » as well as the International week of Francophonie and the French Language, this event is the annual rendez-vous of the lovers of French language across the world.