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Something Is Happening

The French Cinémathèque at the Avalon Theatre presents:

Something Is Happening by Anne Alix
2018 – France – 101 min 
February 20 | 8:00 p.m.

Having lost her husband and job, Irma jumps into a river in Avignon, only to be rescued by Dolores, a free-spirited Spaniard roaming the south of France to research a gay-friendly travel guide. Irma and Dolores strike up a friendship and head off in Dolores’s convertible.

As they wander glorious backroad landscapes, Irma and Dolores serve as our fictional guides into a little-seen France of factory workers, hunters, and fishermen. Gradually, the focus shifts to the population of the sun-drenched hinterland, and it is revealed that the “something happening” is the massive influx of migrants on Mediterranean shores. The film takes on a haunting urgency as it develops into an exhilarating example of a documentary-fiction hybrid.

In French with English subtitles

This film is part of Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.