Catch two exciting French films (with English subtitles) and a documentary this week, organised by the Ciné Club of the Alliance Française of Madras at the Edouard Michelin auditorium, Nungambakkam. Details: 28279803
February 26, 5 pm
Director: Rudi Rosenberg
Le Nouveau (2015) explores the life of Benoit, a teenager, and the troubles he goes through at his new school. What happens when he meets Johanna, a Swedish girl, who befriends him?
21 Nuits Avec Pattie
February 26 , 7 pm
Director: Jean-Marie Larrieu, Arnaud Larrieu
When Caroline returns to her village for her mother’s funeral, she encounters the unpredictable Pattie, who spills some age-old secrets. Things get mysterious when Caroline’s mom’s body disappears.
Farewell My Indian Soldier
February 28 , 7 pm
Director: Vijay Singh
A gripping docu-fiction film portraying the lives of Indian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during World War I, using rare archival footage, historical testimonies, 100-year-old war songs and 600 letters
written home by the soldiers about their mind-altering experiences in France. The screening will be followed by a discussion.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut Set during the World War II, this period film supposedly portrays the life and times of Mary Ann Evans (aka Fearless Nadia), said to be Bollywood’s first stunt woman.