Francophone Film Festival 2020

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Date(s) - 21/03/2020 - 22/03/2020
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm



For the fourth consecutive year, the Francophone Film Festival offers Punekars the opportunity to discover a selection of contemporary films, highlighting the diversity of Francophone cultures.

This festival is the result of cooperation between the Alliance Française de Pune, National Film Archive of India, Quebec Government Office in Mumbai, Consulate General of Canada, Consulate General of Switzerland in India and Institut Français.

All the films are in French, with English Subtitles.


Saturday, 21st of March

  • 2pm: Henri Henri

Canada, 2014, 1h 40min, Martin Talbot

The young Henri is about to discover a new world after having to leave the orphanage where he lived since as a child. A new home, a new job and meet his first love. Henri has a gift, bring light to people. With his ingenuity, he will illuminate the lives of people around him.




Suisse 2013, 1h 25min, Lionel Baier

It is April 1974 and a Swiss production team has been sent to Portugal to investigate Switzerland’s aid to poor countries. The projects prove to be calamitous and the workers’ revolution that suddenly breaks out doesn’t help, obliging our heroes to disregard first the radio’s management, and then their own codes of conduct. The comedy drama is based on a true story.



Sunday, 22nd of March

  • 2pm : Amin

France 2018, 1h 31min, Philippe Faucon

Amin comes to France from Senegal to find work, so he can send money to his wife Aïsha and their three children back home. His solitary existence is interrupted when he meets a French woman Gabrielle and a relationship starts between them.


  • 3.45pm : Barefoot at Dawn / Pieds nus dans l’aube

Québec |  Canada |2017, 1h58, Francis Leclerc

True to the novel, the film recounts the last summer of young Félix Leclerc, a 12-year-old child in the family home of La Tuque, Quebec, just before he left the region to study in Ottawa. Each encounter, each experience contains its lesson giving Félix the opportunity to gradually emerge from childhood and become later a famous singer and songwriter.


  • 6pm: The Together Project / L’effet aquatique

France 1h 23min 2016, Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget

Samir, a tall, lanky, 40-something crane operator from Montreuil, in the outskirts of Paris, falls head over heels in love with Agathe. He discovers she is a swimming instructor at the local swimming pool, and, for lack of a better plan, he decides to enlist as her student…although he can swim perfectly.

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