March is the month of the “Francophonie” (French-speaking world), but also the month of women. For this reason, Alliance Française de Durban would like to celebrate French language through 4 female directors of French cinema with 4 films available on the platform of the French Institute IF Cinéma.
From 18:00 – Screenings in French with English subtitles – Pizzas, popcorn and drinks – Safe parking
STRICT COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
WEDNESDAY 03 MARCH
Castro was once a very famous TV host. As he grows old, his popularity is declining, but his cynicism remains intact. Today his driver Manu takes him to the housewarming party of his longtime friend and producer Nathalie. Everyone is invited: from reality stars and actors to the eccentric farmer living next door. Hélène, Nathalie’s sister and Castro’s ex-wife, is running around as usual, trying to convince guests to sign a petition in support of an Afghan refugee. She barely notices the arrival of their daughter Nina, who just published a book in which the main characters borrow heavily from her parents’ flaws… It’s a lovely afternoon in the countryside near Paris. The champagne bottles pop and the party is in full swing. But everyone is dancing on a volcano.
WEDNESDAY 10 MARCH
Following Remi’s infidelity, Lila – deeply in love – is struggling to deal with their break-up. From Bolivia, where he has gone on a soul-searching quest, Remi lets her know that their relationship is not over… Moving from one encounter to the next, between discussion, consolation and incitements to crazy love, Lila loses herself.
WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH
Through hard work, Emmanuelle Blachey, a brilliant and voluntary engineer, has earned top position at the executive committee of Trident, the French leading energy company. Married for 20 years to a caring man, mother of 2 children, Emmanuelle’s success seems almost perfect. One day, a powerful and influential women network offers to help her become president of a CAC 40 company. But to be at the top, you must risk it all! In a men’s world, obstacles pile up in Emmanuelle’s professional and personal life.
WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH
Abandoned by his mother at the age of 6, Malony is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around this young delinquent: Florence, a children’s magistrate nearing retirement, and Yann, a caseworker and himself the survivor of a very difficult childhood. Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him. Then Malony is sent to a stricter educational center, where he meets Tess, a very special young girl who will show him that there are reasons for hope.