A FRENCH VIEW ON THE FAR EAST
Ciné-Club in May
|SOUTH EAST ASIA
Tuesday 3 May - 6:30 pm - Conference Hall
La folie Almayer (Almayer’s Folly) by Chantal Akerman
2010, 2h07min, Comédie dramatique, Fiction, English Subtitles
Somewhere in Southeast Asia, beside a rushing river, a European merchant, Kaspar Almayer, dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina. His dreams will collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice. A story of passion, of perdition and madness, adapted from the novel by Joseph Conrad.
Tuesday 10 May - 6:30 pm - Conference Hall
Cendres (Ashes) by Mélanie Pavy & Idrissa Guiro
2013, 1h14min, Drame, English Subtitles
While she empties the Paris apartment of her deceased mother Kyoko, Akiko discovers her diary, held since 1964. In charge of this strange legacy, the young woman decides to bring back the urn of her mother to Japan. She then discovers an intimate territory to which she belongs without knowing it. The film travels between two generations of women, from New Wave France to Japan after the bomb. Seeking the place where to scatter the ashes of her mother, Akiko goes back in time and seeks her own place.
Tuesday 17 May - 6:30 pm - Conference Hall
Couleur de peau : miel (Skin Color : Honey) by Jung Sik-jun & Laurent Boileau
2011,1h15min, animation, English Subtitles
Jung, a 42 years old cartoonist according to his civil status, prefers to place his birth at the age of 5, when a policeman found him wandering alone on the streets of Seoul. He is one of those 200 000 adopted Koreans spread around the world. Jung decided to return, for the first time, in South Korea, in order to breath the air of his home country, tread the land of his ancestors, and maybe find traces of his biological mother. Adapted from the graphic novel “Skin color : Honey”, this animation movie looks back at some key moments in the life of Jung.
|CHINA / TAIWAN : three short films
Tuesday 24 May - 6:30 pm - Conference Hall
1 - Shadow by Lorenzo Recio
2014, 22 min, English Subtitles
Taipei. Xiao Shou is a shy boy who works as a shadow puppeteer. One day, he meets the gorgeous Ann whom he immediately falls in love with. But a terrible accident will plunge the young man into a world of darkness before he manages to confess his love.
2 - Le Banquet de la Concubine (The Banquet of the Concubine) by Hefang Wei
3 - Tang Meng by Linbo Wang