The Poitou-Charentes Region is the home of Lafayette's Hermione. It is on board the Hermione that the Marquis de Lafayette came in 1780 to help the American insurgents gain independence. During 17 years, the ship was built in Rochefort, Poitou-Charentes Region thanks to local enterprises with an expertise in heritage ship building. 

The Hermione is now crossing the Atlantic Ocean to arrive in the United States and celebrate its ancestor. The ship will stop in 11 East Coast ports in the United States, with its first stop set from June 5 to 7 in Yorktown. 

Ideally situated on the West Coast of France, the Poitou-Charentes Region presents numerous cultural and touristic assets, including its historical heritage, a varied gastronomy, and a digital industry especialized in animation movies and video games. 

The Poitou-Charentes Region, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, is pleased to offer a cultural program to join the celebration of the Hermione in Washington, DC. 

Discover the series The Hermione Brings to Shore French Animated Films featuring two César award-winning French animated films. Each film will be introduced by a video that illustrates the cultural and touristic highlights of the Poitou-Charentes Region

June 10 | 7:00 p.m.
Ernest & Célestine 


Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier (2012)France - Belgium - Luxembourg / 76 min / Animation
 

SynopsisIn the conventional world of bears, it is not a common thing to become friends with a mouse. Nonetheless, the big bear Ernest - who is also a clown and musician - takes in Célestine, an orphan who has fled the underground world of rodents. The friendship that forms between these two solitary creatures, however, will prove disruptive to the established order.

This film won the 2013 César award for best animationIn French with English subtitles.

Online ticket reservations are mandatory to attend this free admission screeening

June 11 | 7:00 p.m.
Minuscule, la vallée des fourmis perdues
(Minuscule, Valley of Lost Ants)
 
Directed by Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud (2014)
France - Belgium / 89 min / Animation
 

SynopsisIn an otherwise peaceful forest, a picnic sparks off a merciless war between two rival ant gangs that are going after the same loot: a box of sugar. In this state of tumult, a young ladybug becomes friends with a black ant and finds a way to help her save her people from the rather cruel red ants.

This film won the 2015 César award for best animationIn French with English subtitles.

Online ticket reservations are mandatory to attend this free admission screening

You may find the Hermione's complete program here.

The film programming by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is made possible through a grant by T5Monde

Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007

The Hermione Brings to Shore French Animated Films

When
June 10 & 11, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Where
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
L'Hermione

The Poitou-Charentes Region is the home of Lafayette's Hermione. It is on board the Hermione that the Marquis de Lafayette came in 1780 to help the American insurgents gain independence. During 17 years, the ship was built in Rochefort, Poitou-Charentes Region thanks to local enterprises with an expertise in heritage ship building. 

The Hermione is now crossing the Atlantic Ocean to arrive in the United States and celebrate its ancestor. The ship will stop in 11 East Coast ports in the United States, with its first stop set from June 5 to 7 in Yorktown. 

Ideally situated on the West Coast of France, the Poitou-Charentes Region presents numerous cultural and touristic assets, including its historical heritage, a varied gastronomy, and a digital industry especialized in animation movies and video games. 

The Poitou-Charentes Region, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, is pleased to offer a cultural program to join the celebration of the Hermione in Washington, DC. 

Discover the series The Hermione Brings to Shore French Animated Films featuring two César award-winning French animated films. Each film will be introduced by a video that illustrates the cultural and touristic highlights of the Poitou-Charentes Region

June 10 | 7:00 p.m.
Ernest & Célestine 


Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier (2012)

France - Belgium - Luxembourg / 76 min / Animation
 

SynopsisIn the conventional world of bears, it is not a common thing to become friends with a mouse. Nonetheless, the big bear Ernest - who is also a clown and musician - takes in Célestine, an orphan who has fled the underground world of rodents. The friendship that forms between these two solitary creatures, however, will prove disruptive to the established order.

This film won the 2013 César award for best animationIn French with English subtitles.

Online ticket reservations are mandatory to attend this free admission screeening

June 11 | 7:00 p.m.
Minuscule, la vallée des fourmis perdues
(Minuscule, Valley of Lost Ants)
 


Directed by Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud (2014)
France - Belgium / 89 min / Animation
 

SynopsisIn an otherwise peaceful forest, a picnic sparks off a merciless war between two rival ant gangs that are going after the same loot: a box of sugar. In this state of tumult, a young ladybug becomes friends with a black ant and finds a way to help her save her people from the rather cruel red ants.

This film won the 2015 César award for best animationIn French with English subtitles.

Online ticket reservations are mandatory to attend this free admission screening

You may find the Hermione's complete program here.

The film programming by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is made possible through a grant by T5Monde

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