Fri 31 Aug 2012, 8 pm
You are invited to the film screening “Jean de La Fontaine, le défi” (France, 2007, 1 hour 40 minutes) of director Daniel Vigne. For more information, see below:
Paris resounds with a thousand noises on the morning of September 5, 1661. Fouquet, the powerful superintendent, is arrested by order of Colbert, and young King Louis XIV takes the throne. While other artists, renouncing their friendship, rush to pay court to the new monarch, a man stands up to affirm his support for the fallen superintendent. He is the poet Jean de la Fontaine. Without money, without resources, he resists, amuses himself, pirouettes, invents the “Fables,” and provocative pamphlets against a despotic and decadent regime. La Fontaine – Colbert: a confrontation that will endure until death. This is the first homage in film to the most popular of French authors; a modern fable about freedom of expression and the ties between art and power.
Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles
Ticket price: 20 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 10 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.
Translated by Hanoi Grapevine
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