In April, discover at Alliance Française de Durban Cine-Club a selection of the nominated and award-winning French films of this year’s edition of the César Award. The ceremony was held on March 12th.
La Nuit venue / Night Ride – by Frédéric Farrucci – 2018, 1h35, France
Paris, 2018. Jin, a young undocumented immigrant, drives a Uber every night on behalf of the Chinese mafia. His races are punctuated by sophisticated electro, a relic of his past as a DJ in Beijing. One night, Noémie, a stripper and a bewitching call girl, gets into her taxi. Intrigued by Jin’s silence and aura, carried away by her music, she decides to make him her official taxi. As the night races go by, the love story that develops between them pushes Jin to break the rules of the environment.
Deux / Two of us – by Filippo Meneghetti – 1h35, 2018, France
Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, have been secretly deeply in love for decades. From everybody’s point of view, including Madeleine’s family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine’s daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them.
Un Fils / A Son – by Medhi M. Barsaoui – 1h35, 2020, France
Farès and Meriem form with Aziz, their 10-year-old son, a modern Tunisian family from a privileged environment. During a trip to the south of Tunisia, their car is targeted by a terrorist group and the young boy is seriously injured… this accident will upset their life and their relationship.
Un Divan à Tunis / Arab Blues – by Manele Labidi – 1h30, 2019, France
Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colorful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.