"Cinéphilm" is a workshop that will allow you to immerse yourself in the French language by listening.
The workshop will be divided into several stages due to our recent launch of activity on the one hand and due to COVID 19 on the other hand.
1st step: We propose that you to watch a selected quality film with accessible English subs.
This option is entirely free (except for the rental cost).
2nd step: As soon as we are operational we will propose a debate via a conference media, themes for reflection or your opinion will be proposed before the conference in order to make the debate richer, and further information will be detailed on "how it works"
all levels are welcome!
This option will be based on a donation (suggested donation $5).
3rd step: Depending on the success of this workshop, and when any viral risk is ruled out, we will be able to continue a quarterlyfilm screening, for example at the Fig Garden library, always followed by a discussion, accompanied by drinks and snacks, and/or continue the online broadcasts followed by a mini discussion once a month if you like this offer.
The cost of this option will be determined in Board meeting
For the time being the buttons "donation" and "attend meeting" are disabled.
We wish you a good viewing experience!
We are in the aftermath of World War II. Claude, 10 years old and the son of communist French Resistance fighters, has lost his mother who died at Auschwitz. Ben, 14, is the son of a prostitute and a small-time Jewish hoodlum. With the help of Françoise Dolto, the two young boys confront the demons that haunt them. They meet through her, become friends, share an outstanding adventure together and then separate to live opposing lives. We follow these two cases, along with the treatment of other children with severe problems and the daily work of an outstanding doctor who invented a discipline: psychoanalysis for children.
In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer, with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the blue, Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Philippe challenges Driss, offering him a trial period of one month to gain experience helping him. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees.
Pierre Brochant, a Parisian publisher, attends a weekly "idiots' dinner" where his modish, prominent Parisian businessmen friends bring along an "idiot" who the other guests can ridicule. At the end of the dinner, the evening's "champion idiot" is selected.
Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on the French Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of town of Bergues, in the Far North of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the crucified man leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch'ti. Philippe soon realizes that all these ideas were nothing but prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell...
When farmer Aymé Pigrenet loses his wife, he is not exactly overwhelmed by sorrow, rather by the sheer amount of work that suddenly falls on his shoulders. Soon, he realizes he won't make it alone and he needs another companion to cope with it. But finding a new spouse is no simple task in his small rural town: Aymé turns to a matchmaker who quickly understands that he's not after a soul mate and advises him to go to Romania where young women will do anything to escape poverty. And indeed, it's in Romania that Aymé meets Elena... Written by JR Bouvier
Famed swordsman and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane. He has never expressed his love for her as he his large nose undermines his self-confidence. Then he finds a way to express his love to her, indirectly. A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing.
Arestrup plays Paul de Marseul, a passionate and demanding winemaker dissatisfied at the prospect of his son, Martin (Lorànt Deutsch), taking over his vineyard. He dreams of a more talented successor, and finds him in the person of Phillipe (Nicolas Bridet), the son of his steward, François (Patrick Chesnais). M. de Marseul lavishes attention and praise on Phillipe while disparaging Martin's efforts, eventually inviting Phillipe rather than Martin to attend his investiture in the Legion d'honneur.