on 13-02-2014, 3.00 pm at Alliance Francaise, Panjim
Film: Mobile Home, François Pirot (1h35 mins)

mobile-homeSimon has left his job and girlfriend in the city to return to his small hometown in the countryside where his  retired parents are living. He encounters Julien, his childhood friend, there. Julien is living with his father,  who is recovering from a serious illness. One evening, on a whim, the two thirty year olds decide to fulfill a  teenage dream: hitting the road in search of adventure.
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on 13-02-2014, 6.00 pm at Alliance Francaise, Panjim
Film: Maddened by its Absence, Sandrine Bonnaire (1h38mins)

maddened-by-his-absenceAfter ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father’s succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime, built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 year old son, Paul. Upon his return, Jacques and Mado meet again; he asks to meet her son Paul; Mado hesitates, then accepts but hides it from her husband. Soon, Paul and Jacques get close and they start to see each other secretly.


on 14-02-2014, 11.00 am at Alliance Francaise, Panjim
Film: The Virgin, the Copts and Me, Namir Abdel Messeeh (1h31mins)

the-virgin-the-copts-and-meNamir is a French filmmaker of Egyptian origin who returns to Egypt to make a film about the miraculous apparitions of the Virgin Mary among the Christian Copt community.Like his mother says, “there are people who see her and there are people who don’t. Perhaps there is a message in this.”The investigation quickly becomes a pretext for seeing his distant family once again, and for implicating the whole village in an incredible venture…Between documentary and autobiographical fiction, this is a terrific comedy about roots, beliefs… and the movies.


on 14-02-2014, 300 pm at Alliance Francaise, Panjim
Film: Pauline Detective, Marc Fitoussi

pauline-detectiveAfter being dumped by her boyfriend, Pauline lets herself be dragged along by her sister to a luxurious hotel on the Italian Riviera. Instead of indulging in the pleasures of lounging around and doing nothing, Pauline convinces herself that a crime has been committed in the hotel and starts playing at being detective, carting along a seductive lifeguard with her into her investigations.



on 14-02-2014, 6.00 pm at Alliance Francaise, Panjim
Film:The umbrellas of Cherbourg, Jacques Demy

the-umbrellas-of-cherbourgCherbourg, November 1957. Madame Emery and her daughter, Geneviève, run a store called The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Geneviève is in love with Guy, a mechanic working in a garage. When her mother learns of the relationship, she disapproves. Guy lives with his aunt, who is seriously ill. He is called to do his military service in Algeria. The two lovers must part. Pregnant and desperate because she has little news of Guy, Geneviève is forced by her mother to marry Roland Cassard, a rich wholesaler of precious stones. She leaves Cherbourg with her mother


on 15-02-2014, 11.00 am at Alliance Francaise, Panjim
Film: Like a lion, Samuel Collardey

little-lionMitri is fifteen and lives in a Senegalese village. Like all boys his age, he plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, Mitri believes his chance has come. But to get seen by the great European football clubs, one has to pay.
His family chips in and puts itself into debt to help him. Once in Paris, everything collapses: Mitri finds himself abandoned, without a dime in his pocket, and unable to imagine dealing with the shame should he return to his village. An odyssey which will require all his resourcefulness hence begins. But his football dream will soon catch up with him…

on 15-02-2014, 3.00 pm at Alliance Francaise, Panjim
Film:Day of the Crows, Jean-Christophe Dessaint

day-of-the-crowsCourge lives in the heart of the forest, raised by his father, a tyrannical giant who reigns triumphant and prevents his son from exploring beyond limited boundaries. Ignorant about the ways of men, the boy grows up wild, with the placid ghosts who haunt the forest his only company. That is until the day that he is forced to go to the nearest village, where he meets young Manon…