French films at QFT - November


Fri 18 – Thurs 24 Nov

Les Innocentes 
The Innocents

Dir: Anne Fontaine 
France/Poland • 2016 • 1 Hr 55 Mins
Subtitled

This piercing drama by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) is set in a convent in a ravaged
Poland at the end of WWII and based on a haunting true story.
Mathilde Beaulieu is a young doctor working for the French Red Cross. A Benedictine nun from a neighbouring convent comes to find Mathilde, pleading for her help. When Mathilde reaches the
convent, she discovers several heavily pregnant nuns, petrified by fear and shame. This is a poignant story of birth and rebirth, shattered faith and female solidarity.

And still to come in the French Film Festival at QFT …..

T
he Red Turtle (PG)T - Sat 19 Nov, 1pmMarseilles Trilogy: César (12+) - Sun 20 Nov, 3pm

Also as part of The Cinema of Ousmane Sembène QFT are screening ...

La Noire De…
Black Girl
Mon 28 Nov, 6.30pm

Dir: Ousmane Sembène • Senegal/France • 1966
1 Hr 5 Mins • Subtitled

Ousmane Sembène’s first feature is by turns tough, swift, and true in its aim. The film tells the tragic story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who finds work as a childminder for a French couple in Dakar. When the couple return to the south of France, she goes with them, dreaming of a life of luxury and fine clothes on the Côte d’Azur. However, things don’t turnout as she planned. Sembène’s “perfect short story,” wrote Manny Farber, “is unlike anything in the film library: translucent and no tricks, amazingly pure, but spiritualized.” A formative and eye-opening work, and one of Sembène’s finest.


À bientôt, Philip