Date(s) - 17/03/2018
National Film Archive of India
Francophone* Film Festival 2018
Fri 17th & Sat 18th
National Film Archive of India
*French-speaking movies with English subtitles
|Saturday 17th March|
|2pm||HOT HOT HOT (1H33M)||Luxembourg|
|4pm||PAUL À QUEBEC (1H38M)||Quebec, Canada|
|6pm||FÉLICITÉ (2H09M)||France, Belgium,Germany, Senegal Lebanon|
|Sunday 18th March|
|4.30pm||LE GOÛT D’UN PAYS (1H42M)||Quebec, Canada|
Hot HotHot – Luxembourg | 2012 | Beryl Koltz | Comedy/Drama | 1h33m
Hot HotHot is a 2011 Luxembourg–Austrian–Belgian co-production film directed by Beryl Koltz. Ferdinand, a shy forty-something man works for years for Fish Land, a big aquarium in a leisure complex. One day he is muted to the sauna– and hammam part of the complex, where he has suddenly to face nudity, sensuality and other actually tempting aspects of life…
Trailer – Lumumba
Paul à Quebec – Quebec, Canada | 2015 | François Bouvier | Comedy/Drama | 1h18m
Paul à Québec is a Canadian drama film from Quebec, directed by François Bouvier and released in 2015. Based on Michel Rabagliati‘s graphic novel of the same title, the film stars François Létourneau and Julie LeBreton as Paul and Lucie, a happily-married couple struggling to cope with Lucie’s father Roland’s (Gilbert Sicotte) diagnosis with terminal pancreatic cancer. The cast also includes Louise Portal, Bobby Beshro, Brigitte Lafleur, Myriam LeBlanc, Julien Poulin, Mathieu Quesnel, Patrice Robitaille, Nathaly Thibault and KarineVanasse.
Le Goût d’un Pays – Quebec, Canada | 2016 | Francis Legault | Documentary | 1h42m
THE ESSENCE OF A COUNTRY is a meeting between Gilles Vigneault and Fred Pellerin during maple syrup season. It is a choral documentary that tells about Québec through one of its most emblematic rituals. It is a hymn to maple syrup and to the people who produce it. In the clear and inspiring light of spring, a drop of sap pearls on the point of the blowpipe. The two poets pick it up and spin the metaphors. The maple syrup making traditions takes the form of vibrant pictures. The richness of the words and the power of simple gestures reveal the beauty and fragility of Quebec’s culture.
Félicité – Germany | 2017 | Alain Gomis | Drama/Music | 2h9m
Félicité, a Franco-belgo-germano-senegalo-lebanese film, about a woman who sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.
Corporate – France | 2017 | Nicolas Silhol | Drama/Thriller | 1h35m
Emilie, one of the Human Resources Managers at the Esen multinational, has recently been chosen by her superior StéphaneFroncart for her elegant ruthlessness. She indeed has the ability to find the words which persuade employees or executives judged redundant to resign, even if it takes a long time before they give in. She performs her task without moral compunction until the day when one of the employees targeted, Didier Dalmat, kills himself by jumping out of the window of his office.
The Little Mountain Boy – Switzerland | 2015| Xavier Koller | Adventure/Drama/Family | 1h40m
In Swiss Alps, Ursli, a young mountain boy must brave deep winter snow to obtain an important family keepsake. Before he can even start this difficult journey he must first help his family survive financial ruin, rescue his beloved pet goat, and with his best friend, outwit a bratty bully who seems out to get him at every turn. Will he make it back to the village in time to celebrate the end-of- winter holiday of Chalandamarz? The adventure is on!
In association with National Film Archive of India, the Embassy of France in India, Institut français, Consulate General Of Switzerland in Mumbai, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in India, le Bureau du Québec in Mumbai.