In May, every Wednesday, discover French movies on the theme of adolescence at Alliance Française de Durban.
From 18:00 – English subtitles – Pizzas, popcorn & drinks – Safe parking – Strict Covid-19 measures
WEDNESDAY 05 MAY
Les Météorites / Meteorites by Romain Laguna / 1h25, France, 2018
Nina, a 16-year-old girl, dreams of adventure. Meanwhile, she spends the summer between her village in the south of France and the theme park where she works. Just before meeting Morad, a teenage from an Algerian family living in the nearby projects, Nina sees a meteorite falling in the sky that seems only visible to her… as an omen.
WEDNESDAY 12 MAY
L’heure de la sortie / School’s Out by Sébastien Marnier / 1h43, France, 2018
Ahigh school teacher throws himself from the classroom window before the terrified eyes of his students. Despite the tragedy, six of them remain oddly cool and unemotional. Pierre, the new substitute teacher, notices the hostile behaviour of this close-knit clique. Smart and precocious, the six teenagers seem to be preparing a mysterious plan after school. PIerre becomes obsessed with them and is quickly sucked into their sinister game. His life soon turns into a nightmare.
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY
Vie Scolaire / School Life by Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir / 1h51, France, 2019
Fresh from the South of France, Samia, a young educational consultant, arrives in a difficult middle-school in the suburbs of Paris. With Moussa and Dylan, two hall monitors who also master punchlines, she runs the School Life team that supervises students throughout the school year. Passionate about her job and assisted by the school’s teachers and her colleagues, Samia will do all she can to motivate discouraged kids and show them that a brighter future is possible.
WEDNESDAY 26 MAY
Adolescentes by Sébastien Lifshitz / Documentary, 2h15, France, 2019
Emma and Anaïs are best friends and yet everything in their life seems to oppose them, their social background but also their personality. From the age of 13 to 18, Adolescentes follows the two teenagers during these years where radical transformations and first times punctuate daily life. Through their personal stories, the film offers a rare portray of France and its recent history.