Francophone Film Festival 2017

Francophone Film Festival 2017

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19 Mar – 02 Apr 2017

From L’Espace:

The 2017 Francophone Film Festival is organized in Hanoi, Vinh, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City by the partners of the Group of Embassies, Delegations and Francophone Institutions in Vietnam.

This Festival represents the cultural diversity of La Francophonie. The program for the 2017 edition is composed of 11 fiction films presented by the Embassies of Canada, France, Morocco, Switzerland, the Wallonia-Brussels delegation, the Vietnamese Department of Cinema, International organization of Francophonie. The films are subtitled in Vietnamese, with the exception of Vietnamese films which are subtitled in French.

The following films will be screened at L’Espace as part of the 2017 French Film Festival:

1. Gus – Petit oiseau, grand voyage (19 Mar, 4 pm)
Director : Christian De Vita
Country: France

“A 100% technically stunning French production. Toddlers will appreciate the message of openness and tolerance.” – West France


2. Mekong Stories (20 Mar, 7 pm)
Director: Phan Đăng Di
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany, Netherlands

“The film is about the people on the Mekong river bank who are struggling to survive and face the drastic changes of Saigon in the early 2000s.”

Official submission at the Berlin Film Festival 2015. Unsuitable for children under 16 years old.


3. Heidi (21 Mar, 7 pm)
Director: Alain Gsponer
Country: Swiss

“The moving story of the little girl of the mountains offers a facelift with a new neat feature film” – Direct Matin


4. À peine j’ouvre les yeux (22 Mar, 7 pm)
Director: Leyla Bouzid
Country: Tunisia

A young Tunisian woman tries to break her chains. A hymn to rebellious, daring youth with a burning desire for freedom.

This film is unsuitable for children under 16 years old.


5. La Grande Villa (23 Mar, 7 pm)
Director: Latif Lahlou
Country: Morocco

What happens when family members, who have immersed themselves in two different cultures, come together and live together under the same roof?


6. Caprice (24 Mar, 6 pm)
Đạo diễn: Emmanuel Mouret
Country: France

A romantic comedy driven by the charm of its actors/actresses: Virginie Efira, Anaïs Demoustier, Laurent Stocker and Emmanuel Mouret.


7. L’Écharpe rouge (28 Mar, 7 pm)
Director: Mohammed Lyounsi
Country: Morocco

This is a touching and bold film because the border conflict between Algeria and Morocco and its repercussions on the lives of the innocent are exploited for the first time by a Moroccan filmmaker.

This film is unsuitable for children under 13 years old


8. Palace du Prince (29 Mar, 7 pm) (-16)
Director: Đinh Thái Thụy
Country: Vietnam

Under the dynasty of the Lords Nguyen Phuc Lan – Nguyen Phuc Tan, the stories of beauties and conspiracies to seize power are at the origin of many tragedies.


9. Le Mépris (31 Mar, 8 pm & 2 Apr, 6 pm)
Directo: Jean-Luc Godard
Country: France

Lost in the twists and turns of a script on “The Odyssey”, Paul feels his wife detach from him. Camille no longer loves him. Worse, she despises him. One of the essential works of Jean-Luc Godard, aesthetically sublime and rich in reflections on cinema and the couple.


10. Laurence Anyways (2 Apr, 8 pm)
Director: Xavier Dolan
Country: Canada

The incredible love story between a woman and a transgender woman brought Xavier Dolan an award at the Toronto International Film Festival and an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 at the age of only 23.


Screening schedule



Ticket price: 60 000 VND
Movie cards of 10 and 50 seats are accepted (receive the ticket at l’Espace reception)
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

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Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
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