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Date(s) - 16/07/2015 - 18/07/2015
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Nandan 3 West Bengal Film Centre


Alliance française du Bengale is delighted to be associated with Bhowanipore Film Society to celebrate the french national day, commonly known as Bastille’s Day, with the screening of 5 french movies at Nandan III between the 16th of July and the 18th of July 2015.
The inauguration of the festival will happen on the 16th of July 2015 at NANDAN III auditorium at 6:30pm

4:30pm :
– La Bûche by Danièle Thompson
Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette’s husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas, singing at a Russian restaurant, penniless, the mistress for the past 12 years of a man who will never leave his wife; Milla, the youngest, acerbic, lonesome. Christmas was when they learned their parents were divorcing 25 years ago. Over the next few days, yuletide depression, Louba’s pregnancy, Sonia’s crumbling marriage, Stanislas’s overtures to Yvette, and Milla’s attraction to the man who’s her father’s rent-free lodger lead each one to re-examine self, family, and hopes. Is renewal possible?
– Le Mariage à Trois by Jacques Doillon
A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover Everyone is finding his new place.


– Welcome by Philippe Lioret
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can’t swim? The boy soon discovers that his trip won’t be as easy as he imagined… The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais is captured with authenticity, from the point of view of people who arrived there knowing nothing about France. This immigrant drama, with wonderful performances by the actors, is a strong story which uses documentary austerity and minimalist style to create a great emotional impact.
– Au fond des bois by Benoit Jacquot
In 1865, Timothee, a wanderer, arrives in a village in southern France pretending he is deaf and mute. There, he is struck by the beauty of a young woman, Josephine, and asks for hospitality at the house of Dr Hughes, her father. At dinner, he makes strange tricks inducing weird reactions in Josephine. The next day, he comes back when she is alone and makes her fall in a state of hypnotic lethargy before taking advantage of her. Overwhelmed by his powerful hypnotic gift, she follows him even though she seems to be disgusted and afraid of him. He takes her deep into the woods and continues to abuse her until he is arrested and tried. But how did Josephine accept to follow him?


– Un Amour de jeunesse by Mia Hansen-Love
A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan’s 8-year absence from exploring the world.
– Bye Bye Blondie by Virginie Despentes
A Love Story Of Two Women Who meet up in their late forties and attempt to retrieve the romance they had in their youth.