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Films on the Beach 2018: Games of Love and Chance

Part of Films on the Beach 2018

The French Embassy Cultural Services in partnership with the France Florida Foundation for the Arts and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs, present Films on the Beach at Miami Beach Soundscape venue around the theme of the Five Senses curated by Diliana Alexander, founder and director of Filmgate Miami. The second installment around this theme is Abdellatif Kechiche's highly acclaimed movie Games of Love and Chance.


Thursday Nov 8  - 8pm: Miami Beach Soundscape outdoor screening:
Games of Love and Chance (L'esquive) by Abdellatif Kechiche (2004)

Curator's comment:
"It takes a lot of energy to survive in an urban ghetto. Krimo schemes his way into acting in a play in order to get closer to Lydia, the divaesque lead actress, whom he loves. This is not your typical high-school comedy, however, but a reality-based romance set in the housing complexes that ring Paris.  This vibrant and unusual coming-of-age story is set in the Franc-Moisin projects outside Paris. The inhabitants are mostly disadvantaged North Africans and the play is an 18th-century comedy whose language is as far from French slang as Shakespeare is from rap.  In the 2005 Cesars, the French equivalent to the Academy Awards, this film was the big winner as Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Female Newcomer..."  Diliana Alexander