This year, the Francophonie Film Festival is centered around the theme of the adventure.

Each film will be preceded by a short film programmed by Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

The program is at follows:

Thursday, March 3: Swissnex Boston presents Le Grand Voyage

(Liliana Dias | 98 min. Switzerland, 2014)

Five persons born with disabilities, each with a distinct life and from a different background, are part of joint project that shows us how human beings live in their environment in various parts of the world. Leave Switzerland on an adventure trip and live like nomads: this is what Véronique, Stephen, Isabelle, Serge and Cédric have set out to do. From Mongolia to the Arizona desert, from the land of the Fulani to the Roma people... Off the beaten track and avoiding tourist stereotypes, they roam the nomadic paths and immerse themselves in the sweet-sour daily life of so-called “primitive” people, for a human experience leading them beyond our differences.

Preceded by: Monstre (Delphine Girard | 18 min. Belgium, 2014)

Thursday, March 17: the French Cultural Center and the Consulate General of France present Les Conquérants

(Xabi Molia | 96 min. France, 2013)

Galaad and Noé meet up at their father's funeral. Half-brothers, they have little in common, apart from an equal share of personal failures. Convinced that the evil eye has been dogging them ever since their father stole a sacred relic, Galaad convinces Noé to act. Suddenly adventurers, the two men set out in search of the stolen object, and in search of the chance that has shunned them until now.

Preceded by: Un Seul Corps (Sotiris Dounoukos | 19 min. France, 2014)

Thursday, March 24: Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival presents Le Rang du Lion

(Stéphan Beaudoin | 78 min. Canada, 2015)

Alex, a young man in his twenties seeking a future, wants to lead a meaningful life. Disillusioned, he leaves school, his friends and his parents to follow beautiful Jade, his new love. He follows her to a remote countryside, to another way of life. To a place where community life, harmony mind and body and the search for one’s own truth are key, are law.

Preceded by: Everything Will Be Alright (Guillaume Collin | 13 min. Canada, 2015)

Thursday, March 31: the Québec Government Office in Boston presents Louis Cyr

(Daniel Roby | 130 min. Canada, 2013)

Louis Cyr, the son of textile workers expatriated to the United States, decides one day to change his destiny and pursue the title of the strongest man in the world.

Preceded by: Dogs Don’t Breed Cats (Cristina Martins | 15 min. Canada, 2015)

Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA

Francophonie Film Festival

When
From Thursday, March 3rd until March 31st
Where
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA

This year, the Francophonie Film Festival is centered around the theme of the adventure.

Each film will be preceded by a short film programmed by Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

The program is at follows:

Thursday, March 3: Swissnex Boston presents Le Grand Voyage

(Liliana Dias | 98 min. Switzerland, 2014)

Five persons born with disabilities, each with a distinct life and from a different background, are part of joint project that shows us how human beings live in their environment in various parts of the world. Leave Switzerland on an adventure trip and live like nomads: this is what Véronique, Stephen, Isabelle, Serge and Cédric have set out to do. From Mongolia to the Arizona desert, from the land of the Fulani to the Roma people... Off the beaten track and avoiding tourist stereotypes, they roam the nomadic paths and immerse themselves in the sweet-sour daily life of so-called “primitive” people, for a human experience leading them beyond our differences.

Preceded by: Monstre (Delphine Girard | 18 min. Belgium, 2014)

Thursday, March 17: the French Cultural Center and the Consulate General of France present Les Conquérants

(Xabi Molia | 96 min. France, 2013)

Galaad and Noé meet up at their father's funeral. Half-brothers, they have little in common, apart from an equal share of personal failures. Convinced that the evil eye has been dogging them ever since their father stole a sacred relic, Galaad convinces Noé to act. Suddenly adventurers, the two men set out in search of the stolen object, and in search of the chance that has shunned them until now.

Preceded by: Un Seul Corps (Sotiris Dounoukos | 19 min. France, 2014)

Thursday, March 24: Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival presents Le Rang du Lion

(Stéphan Beaudoin | 78 min. Canada, 2015)

Alex, a young man in his twenties seeking a future, wants to lead a meaningful life. Disillusioned, he leaves school, his friends and his parents to follow beautiful Jade, his new love. He follows her to a remote countryside, to another way of life. To a place where community life, harmony mind and body and the search for one’s own truth are key, are law.

Preceded by: Everything Will Be Alright (Guillaume Collin | 13 min. Canada, 2015)

Thursday, March 31: the Québec Government Office in Boston presents Louis Cyr

(Daniel Roby | 130 min. Canada, 2013)

Louis Cyr, the son of textile workers expatriated to the United States, decides one day to change his destiny and pursue the title of the strongest man in the world.

Preceded by: Dogs Don’t Breed Cats (Cristina Martins | 15 min. Canada, 2015)

 

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