In collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau, The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages and Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities is pleased to present the University Francophone Film Festival. Being a part of the Francophonie Festival 2016, four selected films will be shown at HKIEd campus on Wednesday nights in March. Featuring couples struggling with socio-cultural differences and warfare, a cat that is eager to talk about religion and homeless wanderers in the most beloved cosmopolitan, they present four diverse visions from the francophone region.
Details of the film screenings are as follows:
Dates: Wednesdays in March
Subtitles are in English.
No ticket purchase or registration is required, all are welcome!
Pas son genre
(Not My Type) 111 mins, Comedy, 2014
A young philosophy teacher from Paris is sent to Arras for a year. He meets a pretty hair stylist who becomes his lover. They could share this perfect romance if their cultural and social differences were not as deep.
Une bouteille à la mer
(A Bottle in the Gaza Sea) 100 mins, Drama, 2011
She is Israeli, he Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem, he in Gaza. Separated by a mere sixty miles between them, how many bombings, check-points, sleepless nights and bloodshed stand in the way?
Le chat du rabbin
(The Rabbi’s Cat) 100 mins, Animation, 2011
In an Algerian Jewish community during the 1920s, a Rabbi finds that his cat has gained the ability to speak after swallowing a talking parrot and expresses its desire to convert to Judaism.
Au bord du monde
(The Edge of the World) 98 mins, Documentary, 2014
Paris at night… this is where the homeless people live. They haunt the streets, bridges, and corridors in the metro. On the edge of the world where society no longer offers protection, they face us and they talk.
For enquiries, please contact Dr. Grégoire Winterstein
Click here to learn more about the Francophone Festival 2016 which also offers activities related to literature, theatre and music etc.