Ciné Club : Cherchez la Femme

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Cherchez la Femme

02/22/2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française at the Joly Family Center for International Understanding

Our film for February Ciné Club is Cherchez la femme

Join les Djeunes for a free movie screening on 14 July!

Un film de Sou Abadi
Année : 2017
Durée : 1 h 28 min
Genre : Comédie

The film will be in French with English subtitles.
RSVP in advance HERE or call our office at 612 332 0436.
Free entrance. Suggested donation of $5 to support our cultural events.
Popcorn will be provided.

NOTE: Ciné Club in February will take place at our new location in the Joly Family Center for International Understanding, located at 227 Colfax Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

Synopsis of Cherchez la Femme

Par le biais de la dérision, Sou Abadi dresse le portrait d’une France aux multiples visages. Le portrait est dépeint avec sensibilité et précaution. La réalisatrice raille tendrement les jeunes radicalisés de banlieue mais aussi les anciens Iraniens révolutionnaires pour qui chaque cause est prétexte à s’enflammer. Il y a aussi des communistes et les étudiants de Sciences-Po. Toujours avec une même férocité allergique aux systèmes, qu’ils soient d’ordre religieux ou social.
-Les Inrockuptibles

Rising talent Felix Moati (Irreplaceable) stars as Armand, the bookish son of Iranian immigrants who’s completely smitten by Leila (pop star Camelia Jordana), an Arab girl from the banlieue enrolled with Armand in Paris’ prestigious Sciences Po university. The two are set to spend a few months in New York interning at the United Nations, but those plans quickly unravel when Leila’s brother, Mahmoud (William Lebghil), returns from an extended trip to the Middle East with a desire to quell his sister’s profane Western ways.

Banned from seeing Leila, who has been sequestered in the apartment, Armand hatches the idea to disguise himself in a burqa so he can keep coming over to visit. Hijinks ensue, with Armand forced to take on a high-pitched voice and study the Koran in order to convince everyone he’s Leila’s devout Muslim tutor. In fact, his plan works so well that the desperate Mahmoud winds up falling for Armand’s hijab-wearing alter ego.

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