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Celebrate Francophonie Month with A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles!

For the tenth year straight, the Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz presents A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles, with nightly screenings of critically acclaimed Francophone films, from Friday, March 15 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  The program includes notable films from Switzerland, Cameroon, Canada, France, Belgium and Quebec to celebrate Francophonie Month. 

In honor of this 10th edition, Academy Award® nominated actress,
Marie-Christine Barrault, will be patron of the opening night!

All films in French include subtitles in English. All screenings are preceded by receptions, which begin at 7:00pm (except for March 17th- reception at 10:30 am, screening at 11am).

Friday, March 15 – France – La Fête des mères (All About Mothers) by Marie-Catille Mention-Schaar (2017) | All Ages Admitted
This is the story of a President of the Republic who becomes a mother, of three sisters taking care of a mother who could not care less, of a son who lives with his mother’s ghost. But this is also the story of a woman who does not want to become a mother, of a man who dreams of being one. In the end, it’s all about mothers.

Saturday, March 16 – Switzerland – Ceux qui travaillent (Those Who Work) by Antoine Russbach (2018) | Under 14 requires adult guardian
This drama follows Frank (Olivier Gourmet) who devotes his life to work. While facing a crisis situation, Frank makes a brutal decision and gets fired. Deeply shaken, betrayed by a system to which he has given everything, he does some soul-searching to save the only link that still counts in his eyes: the one he managed to maintain with his youngest daughter, Mathilde (Adèle Bochatay).

Sunday, March 17 – Cameroon – Minga et la cuillère cassée (Minga and the Broken Spoon) by Claye Edou (2017) | All Ages Admitted
Minga (Danielle Bonam) is an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba (Anthéricis) and her stepsister Abena (Danice Youngue). One day, when she was washing dishes in the river, she accidentally broke a spoon. A furious Mami Kaba then chased her away from the house, and an adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.

Monday, March 18 – Quebec – Nous sommes Gold (We are Gold) by Éric Morin (2018) | Under 18 requires adult guardian
Marianne (Monia Chokri) returns to her hometown ten years after the tragic death of her parents in a mining disaster. She returns to GOLD, the rock band formed by her childhood friends, Kristoff (Emmanuel Schwartz) and Kevin (Patrick Hivon), who are the only survivors of the mining collapse. For GOLD's short-lived trio, commemorative week will slowly drag them into shocking and confusing areas.

Tuesday, March 19 – Canada – Genèse (Genesis) by Philippe Lesage (2018) | Under 18 requires adult guardian
Starring Noée AbitaThéodore Pellerin, and Jules Roy Sicotte among others, this drama follows three teenagers who are shaken up by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free. Young French Cinema 2019 Selection.

Wednesday, March 20 – Belgium – Ni juge, ni soumise (So Help Me God) by Jean Libon & Yves Hinant (2017) | Under 14 requires adult guardian
In this unapologetic and politically incorrect portrait, an extraordinary and eccentric Belgian judge, Anne Gruwez, takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life criminal investigations. The stranger-than-fiction documentary makes for a wild and riveting ride.
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Roues libres (Free Wheels) by Jacinthe Folon | Under 14 requires adult guardian
Dear urban dwellers, here is very important information: bicycles are back in town!

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