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CANCELED: Alliance Française San Diego Film Festival



Alliance Française de San Diego is launching its first French Film Festival in San Diego, with films focusing on the role of women in modern society.

This event will take place from March 26th to March 29th, 2020 at Angelika Film Center Carmel Mountain, 11620 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92128.

The goal of the festival is to promote French language and francophone culture through the screening of several movies, selected for every audience, from youth to film buffs.

The program will also include discussions and screening of short documentary films.


Students Movie Pass 4 days: $50

VIP Movie Pass 4 Days (Including Premiere Reception): $100

Full Program can be found here.

On a Magical Night (2019)
France | Belgium | Luxembourg
Directed by: Christophe Honoré
Written by: Christophe Honoré
Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Vincent Lacoste, Camille Cottin
Language: French
Runtime: 87 minutes
Distributor: Charades

Synopsis: After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave the marital home. One night, she moves into the room 212 of the hotel across the street. From there, Maria has a bird's-eye view of her apartment, her husband, her marriage. She wonders if she has made the right decision. Many of the people in her life have an opinion on the matter and they plan to let her know.

Stars by the Pound (2019)
Directed by: Marie-Sophie Chambon
Written by: Marie-Sophie Chambon, Anaïs Carpita
Cast: Laure Dûchene, Angèle Metzger, Pauline Serieys
Language: French
Runtime: 88 minutes
Distributor: Bac Films Distribution

Synopsis: Lois, 16, has only one dream: becoming an astronaut. However, although she’s gifted in physics, she has a big problem: Lois weighs over 200 pounds – a family trait she’s inescapably stuck with. Then, just when everything seems lost, Lois meets Amélie, Stannah, and Justine: three teenagers shattered, like her, by life’s tough breaks; yet ready for anything in order to leave with her for outer space…

Papicha (2019)
France | Algeria | Belgium
Directed by: Mounia Meddour
Written by: Mounia Meddour, Fadette Drouard
Cast: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella
Language: Arabic, French
Runtime: 105 minutes
Distributor: Jour 2 fête

Synopsis: Algeria, 1990s.
Nedjma, an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting up a fashion show.

Les Drapeaux de Papier (2019)
Directed by: Nathan Ambrosioni  
Written by: Nathan Ambrosioni
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Guillaume Gouix, Sébastien Houbani 
Language: French
Runtime: 102 minutes
Distributor: Rezo Films

Synopsis: Charlie, soon to be 24 years old, lives a simple life: she dreams of becoming an artist and struggles to make ends meet. When her brother Vincent comes to see her after 12 years of  absence, everything changes. He is 30 years old and just got out of jail after serving a long sentence. He has everything to learn in a world he does not recognize.