Mercredi 16 octobre 2013
in Dark Horse Coffee House,
30-34, Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LB
Topic Marseille-Provence: European Capital of Culture 2013
Speaker: Nigel Harkness
A look at the changing face of Marseille along with some of the events chosen to celebrate its recognition as the European Capital of Culture. Been to Marseille this year? Any photos that others might like to see?
French films at QFT
French films at QFT this month come not from France but from Switzerland courtesy of ‘Focus on Swiss Film’, part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s. Two of the three films featured are in French – at least as far as I could tell from a quick look at their bande annonce.
La petite chambre
(The Little Room)
Mon 21 Oct, 6.30pm
Dir: Stéphanie Chuat& Véronique Reymond
Cast: Michel Bouquet, Florence Loiret Caille
2010 • 1 Hr 27 Mins
Fiercely independent, Edmond fights against the very idea of entering a retirement home, whilst at the same time refusing help from Rose, his carer. An accident, however, forces Edmond to accept Rose’s support.
Tues 22 Oct, 6.30pm
Dir: Manuel Von Stürler
2012 • 1 Hr 30 Mins
Carole and Pascal leave for their winter migration with three donkeys, four dogs and a flock of sheep: three months of braving cold and snow. At night, a tarpaulin and sheepskins are their only shelter. A contemporary adventure film that takes us back to our roots and poses questions about today’s society.
The third film in the series ‘Jump’ is in Italian and also looks interesting. For further details of it and all the films in QFT’S programme see …..
And for full details of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s see …..
Sadly there will be no Fest Deiz session this month but I’m happy to tell you that Amélie and friends will be back on the second Saturday of next month (9th Nov.). I’ve also just heard that, following the great success of their first Belfast Bal with Philippe Plard last May and the Fête de la musique in June, Bal Feirste will be organising another Bal in the basement of McHughs in Belfast on Friday 22nd November. The star performers this time will be the superb group "Deux Sans Frontières". More information on both events in next months email.
A bientôt, Philip