Ciné-club: The French Connection?
Fri 29 November 2013 – 6pm
@ Alliance Française de Manchester
Le Grand Voyage by Ismaël Ferroukhi (FR MA, 2004)
Preceded by ‘Transnational journey in French Cinema’, a talk by Isabelle Vanderschelden:
This presentation addresses the representation of identity in two recent films in which the protagonist has a dual cultural background. Né quelque part (2013) was written and directed by Mohamed Hamidi (and will be screened at Cornerhouse on 10 December as part of the season) and Le Grand voyage which is screened after the presentation. These two films use transnational journey narratives for their main character to gain a better understanding of his origins. They also illustrate how cinema today helps to construct engaging portrayals of a multicultural France.
Isabelle Vanderschelden is a Senior Lecturer in French studies in the Department of Languages Information and Communication at MMU. She has published articles and books on different aspects of Contemporary French cinema.
Talk starts at 6pm, screening at 7pm
£2 (members) / £3 (non-members)
Film in original version with English subtitles – drinks and nibbles served after the film