Date(s) - 22/05/2019
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
LONG FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL | May 2019
The Alliance Française de Pune, as part of its Long French Film Festival, brings you a special selection of contemporary and classic French films every Wednesday, in association with Dario’s Trattoria!
In May, discover movies related to the act of writing as a fulfilling way to express oneself.
UNE BOUTEILLE À LA MER/ A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2011)
by Thierry Binisti, Drama, 1h40m
-Movie in French with English subtitles-
Wednesday, 22nd May | 8 PM | Dario’s Trattoria, Kalyani Nagar
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea is a 2011 drama directed by Thierry Binisti. The film, an international co-production shot in French, Hebrew and Arabic, is based on the French young adult novel Une bouteille dans la mer de Gaza by Valérie Zenatti, originally published in 2005. Tal is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She’s Israeli. He’s Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not of their choosing at an age where young people are falling in love and taking their place in adult life. A bottle thrown in the sea and a correspondence by email nurture the slender hope that their relationship might give them the strength to confront this harsh reality to grapple with it, and thereby ever so slightly change it. Only 60 miles separate them but how many bombings, check-points, sleepless nights and bloodstained days stand between them?
In partnership with Institut Français and Dario’s Trattoria, Kalyani Nagar.