The Francophone film series will present, with English subtitles, short films and movies from different countries and cultural backgrounds.

France will start this festival organized by the Swiss consulate in Boston with the movie Comme un lion (March 6 at 7pm) by Samuel Collardey (France, 2013 – 102 min). SYNOPSIS: Mitri is fifteen and lives in a Senegalese village. He plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, he believes his chance has come. But to get seen by the great European football clubs, one has to pay. His family chips in and puts itself into debt to help him. Once in Paris, everything collapses: Mitri finds himself abandoned, penniless and ashamed. An odyssey which will require all his resourcefulness hence begins. 

"Entre fiction et documentaire, Samuel Collardey filme, avec une grande justesse, une success story réaliste et intelligente" - Le Monde

The festival will also present the following movies:

- Les grandes ondes (Switzerland), on March 13.
- Sarah préfère la course (Québec), on March 20.
- Haïti Terre de feu (Haïti), on March 27.

Tickets: $5 per movie

Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard Street Brookline MA 02446

Francophone film series

When
Every Thursday in March 2014
Where
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline MA 02446

The Francophone film series will present, with English subtitles, short films and movies from different countries and cultural backgrounds.

France will start this festival organized by the Swiss consulate in Boston with the movie Comme un lion (March 6 at 7pm) by Samuel Collardey (France, 2013 – 102 min). SYNOPSIS: Mitri is fifteen and lives in a Senegalese village. He plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, he believes his chance has come. But to get seen by the great European football clubs, one has to pay. His family chips in and puts itself into debt to help him. Once in Paris, everything collapses: Mitri finds himself abandoned, penniless and ashamed. An odyssey which will require all his resourcefulness hence begins. 

"Entre fiction et documentaire, Samuel Collardey filme, avec une grande justesse, une success story réaliste et intelligente" - Le Monde

The festival will also present the following movies:

- Les grandes ondes (Switzerland), on March 13.
- Sarah préfère la course (Québec), on March 20.
- Haïti Terre de feu (Haïti), on March 27.

Tickets: $5 per movie

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