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French Cinema at Nova Frontier Film Festival

Image: "Tattooed" by Jean-Baptiste Dusséaux

The 2021 virtual free edition of the NOVA FRONTIER FILM FESTIVAL will be held from June 17 to 20, with their main home and partner The Billie Holiday Theatre and the streaming platform, Laurel Channel . This year's festival theme is Past, Present, Future Home featuring a curated selection of films from the African Diaspora, the Middle East, and Latin America, all contending with complex and timely issues of social and economic injustice, locally and globally, questionning and exploring notions of home and identity and belonging. Some of the films also celebrate the joy and resilience of marginalized voices, people creating communities, and finding hope despite the circumstances of their lives! 

In the spirit of celebrating the ethos of Juneteenth, now officially recognized as a holiday in New York State, the festival will also highlight the cocepts od black joy, resistance, and the liberation of black and brown bodies in America.


Three French films will be shown this year:

Camille is a taciturn and lonely teenager. His mother welcomes Thidirth, an old Kabyle aunt, who comes to France for health examinations. Forced to share the same room, Camille and Thidirth will have to learn to live together and find common ground.

While being chased, Chris discovers a baby who seems to be intended for him. Doubtful on his paternity, he sets out to find the mother of the child.

Morocco, 2004. Adil, aged 11, spends the summer playing with his friends and waiting for his idol, Olympic runner Hicham El Guerrouj, to compete in his last Games. The arrival of his father and older brother from France for a few days will mark him forever.

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