Ciné-Club à la maison


Starting the week of April 6 
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Attention cinephiles!
Our monthly Ciné-Club is going weekly—and virtual!
Each week during quarantine, AFNO will suggest a French film to watch from the comfort of your own home, on different streaming services including
Netflix, (no account? start a 30-day free trial!) Youtube, Vimeo, Amazon Prime, and more.
On the Friday of each week, Events Coordinator, Joseph will lead a discussion via Zoom. All levels are welcome as the films are subtitled in English!

Join the discussion via Zoom



Date
film
where to watch

synopsis

Friday, Sept. 11

Une saison en France
(A Season in France)

Watch on Amazon Prime

Abbas, a high school teacher in the Central African Republic, has fled his war-torn country with his two children. They now live in France, where Abbas works at a food market, while applying for political asylum. A French woman, Carole, falls in love with him and offers a roof for him and his family. When Abbas' application is rejected, they face a crucial decision.

Friday, Sept. 25

Banlieusards
(Street Flow)

Watch on Netflix

Three brothers try to survive on the streets of a tough French suburb.

Friday, Oct. 9

Jour J
(Wedding Unplanned)

Watch on Netflix

When she discovers a wedding planer's business card, Alexia instantly says, "YES" to Mathias unaware that it belongs to his mistress. The groom is now trapped between his bride, and his lover who in charge of his unwanted marriage.

Friday, Oct. 23

Cézanne et moi)

Watch on Netflix

The parallel paths of the lives, careers and passionate friendship of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Emile Zola. Both left their hometown to conquer the art scene in Paris.

View past Ciné-Club à la maison seclections below.


Date
film
where to watch

synopsis


Friday, April 10


Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont
(The African Doctor)

Watch on Netflix

Seyolo Zantoko, a recent medical graduate of Congolese descent in France, struggles to integrate in a rural village, but winds up one of the most respected doctors in the region.

Discussion Questions

Friday, April 17

Les parapluies de cherbourg
(The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)


Watch on Vimeo

Geneviève a beautiful young Frenchwoman who works at a small-town boutique selling umbrellas, falls for dashing mechanic Guy. Their brief romance is interrupted when Guy is drafted to serve in the Algerian War. Though pregnant by Guy, Geneviève marries an older businessman, Roland, and begins to move on with her life. Throughout the musical film, all the characters' dialogue is conveyed through song.

Discussion Questions

Friday, April 24

Les intouchables
(The Untouchables)

Watch on Tubi
(free with ads)

A Parisian aristocrat, quadriplegic since a paragliding accident, hires a young man to be his live-in caretaker. Although very different the two men bond and develop a close friendship.

Discussion Questions

Friday, May 1

Les petits mouchoirs
(Little white lies)

Watch on Tubi
(free with ads)

Rent/Buy on Youtube or Amazon Prime

After a traumatic event, friends go on a beach holiday where their relationships are sorely tested as they are forced to admit the little white lies they have been telling one another.

Friday, May 8

Bienvenue chez les ch'tis
(Welcome to the Sticks)

Rent/Buy on YouTube or Amazon Prime

A French postman's assignment is in the north instead of the coveted Cote d'Azur.

Friday, May 15

Mademoiselle de Joncquières
(Lady J)

Watch on Netflix

A wealthy widow concocts a scheme to get revenge when her romance with a lustful marquis takes an unwelcome turn.

Friday, May 22

Visages villages
Faces Places

Rent/Buy on YouTube or Amazon Prime

Director Agnès Varda and photographer and muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Friday, May 29

La via scolaire
(School Life)

Watch on Netflix

A new vice principal at a Parisian middle school tries to help a disillusioned student.

Friday, June 5
4:00 pm - 8:00pm
Streaming

La terre vue du coeur
Earth: Vue from the Heart

Streaming info coming soon

*Special partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas**
We will share a link to live stream this French Canadian documentary to celebrate Environment Day 2020. More info to come soon!

Scientists, writers and artists join Hubert Reeves and Frédéric Lenoir to sound a warning: biodiversity is under threat. While some humans are responsible for this crisis, others, in growing numbers, are tackling it head on and forging solutions. In this film dedicated to future generations, they remind us that life in all its forms is a fascinating and touching mystery ... and that it is up to us to preserve it!

Friday, June 12

Divines
(Divines)

Watch on Netflix

In a housing estate on the outskirts of Paris, a teenager who is hungry for her share of power and success becomes a runner for a drug dealer. When she meets a male dancer, a window of opportunity offers a different kind of life.

Friday, June 19

Les gardiennes
(The Guardians)

Watch on Amazon Prime

Frenchwomen maintain a farm while their husbands and sons fight in World War I.

Friday, June 26

Les Misérables

Watch on Amazon Prime

Stéphane, a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, joins the local anti-crime squad where he works alongside two unscrupulous colleagues. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control.  Inspired by the 2005 Parisian riots, LES MISÉRABLES, is from breakout director Ladj Ly.

Friday, July 3


Un plus une

Watch on Netflix

When a famous French composer goes to India to write the score for the Indian version of "Romeo and Juliet," he meets the wife of the French ambassador and a complicated relationship begins.

Friday, July 10
(canceled)

Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse 
(My Golden Days)

Watch on Tubi
(free with ads
)



A middle-aged anthropologist reminisces about family, school adventures, a student trip to the USSR and the love of his life.

Friday July 17

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
(Portrait of a Lady on Fire)

Watch is on Hulu 

Rent it on Youtube or Amazon Prime

France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

Friday July 24 - Friday August 14 NO CINE-CLUB

Friday August 21

Il a déjà tes yeux
(He Even Has Your Eyes)

Watch on Netflix

When French-African couple Paul and Sali discover the longed-for baby they are about to adopt is white, family chaos and confrontation ensue.



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