Newsletter n°415 / Cinema, etc...

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"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. "
Mahatma Gandhi


After Love (L'Economie du Couple)

Competition closes on 12 November

Award-winning director Joachim Lafosse returns after the critically acclaimed Our Children with After Love, another astute, intelligent and moving examination of modern relationships.

Win a prize buddle (Poster, 3 DVDs, Tote Bag)

Musical / London shows

“An American in Paris” finds its way to London

From 4th March 2017

Who does not remember Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron singing and dancing next to the Seine in "An American in Paris" by Vincente Minnelli ? The best-known songs such as “I got Rhythm” and “S’Wonderful” always put you in a good mood. From 4 March 2017, you will be able to rediscover Paris after the war in this musical directed by the British star dancer and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

Book Corner

Books to read this Autumn - Solange's Choice

The free prize draw closes on 16 November

Every month, Solange from Librairie La Page gives us her reading recommendations. Discover her selection for this Autumn!

Win a copy of Lithium, Aurélien Goudaud's page turner.

Cinema history

French Cinema and Occupation

As the years pass and we move further from "les années noires" of the Occupation an honest and non-judgemental discussion of what happened, and why, becomes easier. But this has not always been the case. Jon Davies, who teaches French cinema at Morley College, gets back to one of France's darkest historical periods and the way it has been depicted by French cinema.

3 x DVDs  of Don't look now, we've been shot (La Grande Vadrouille to be won)

Film review

"The Innocents": the tragedy of the war in a convent

In cinemas on 11 November

Some consequences of the World War have been ignored for a long time. "The Innocents" is the story of one of them. Anne Fontaine’s latest film immerses us in a Polish convent after the war, where nuns have been affected by violent events and are trying to recover. On British screens on 11 November 2016.

One pair of tickets to be won

Film Festival

24th edition of French Film Festival UK

From 3 November until 7 December

The biggest explosion of French and francophone cinema in the UK will hit cinemas in November as part of a major expansion of the French Film Festival UK, an annual event now in its 24th year.
Films which will be screened during the festival include new as well as some of the old classic films.
- Cesanne et moi
- Death of Louis XIV
- Monsieur Chocolat
- La Grande Vadrouille
- Fanny, Marius and César (The trilogy)
- Napoléon  by Abel Gance

Other prizes to be won

- 2 pairs of tickets to be won for Les Innocents on 11 November
- 1 pair of tickets to be won for 'Spectateurs' as part of the Voila! Festival on 11 November at 7pm
- One pair of tickets to be won for La Femme at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 17 November
- One pair of tickets to be won for French Sundaes on 'Goodbye Children' at the Cinema Museum on 20 November
- One pair of tickets to be won for The Big Adventure of a Little Line Saturday 19 Nov @ 4.30pm
- 10 pairs of tickets to be won for the France Show on 27th - 29 th January 2017





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