French Institue in India Presents ‘Women Directors from France’

Five films by French female directors will be screened till January 23 at India Habitat Centre (IHC), in Delhi
French Institue in India Presents ‘Women Directors from France’

The Embassy of France and French Institute in India (IFI) have announced “Women Directors from France”, a film festival in collaboration with India Habitat Centre (IHC) where five films by women filmmakers will be screened from January 9-23. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A session. Here are more details.  

Where: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi 

Entry fee: Free entry (first come, first served basis) 


Jan 9 at 7 pm: 

Real Love / C'est ça l'amour by Claire Burger

Drama / French with English subtitles / 98 mins

Synopsis: Forbach, Eastern France. Present day. Since his wife walked out on the family, Mario has raised their two daughters on his own. Frida, 14, blames him for her mother leaving. Niki, 17, dreams of independence. Meanwhile, Mario waits for his wife to come home.

Jan 11 at 7 pm:

Atlantics / Atlantique by Mati Diop

Drama / French with English subtitles / 104 mins

Synopsis: Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.

Jan 17 at 7 pm:

A Radiant Girl / Une Jeune Fille Qui Va Bien by Sandrine Kiberlain

Drama / French with English subtitles / 98 mins

Synopsis: Paris, summer 1942. Irene is a young, bubbly, 19-year-old Jewish girl. Her family watches

her discover the world, friends, new love and a passion for the theatre. The aspiring actress is living her youthful life without a care in the world, but she does not know that time may be running out.

Jan 18 at 7 pm:

The Crossing / La Traversée by Florence Miailhe

Animation / French with English Subtitles / 84 mins

Synopsis: A small village looted in darkness, a family forced to flee... The two oldest children, Kyona and Adriel are soon separated from their parents and are left to face the road of exile alone. They embark on a heroic journey that takes them from childhood to adolescence in search of shelter, peace and the hope of finding refuge and their family. Crossing a continent torn apart by war and migrant persecution, these courageous siblings survive incredible challenges, before reaching a new world, free at last.

Jan 23 at 7 pm:

Skies of Lebanon / Sous le ciel d'Alice by Chloé Mazlo

Drama / French with English Subtitles / 90 mins

Synopsis: In the 1950s, the young Alice leaves Switzerland for Lebanon, a sunny and exuberant country. There, she falls in love with Joseph, a mischievous astrophysicist who dreams of sending the first Lebanese into space. Alice quickly finds her place in his family. But after a few years of dolce vita, the civil war intrudes in their paradise.

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