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A FRENCH VIEW ON THE FAR EAST

Mardi 3 mai 2016 
Ciné-Club 3, 10, 17 and 24 May
Cinéma du monde

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.
JAPAN

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.
KOREA

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
2012, 13 min, Animation, English Subtitles

China, year 746, Tang Dynasty. At that time, the country experienced its most prosperous period. The Emperor Li is a great lover of women, art and music. It has many concubines. Her favorite is called Yang. While a large banquet is prepared in her honor, the Emperor, caught in a game of Go, forgets it.


3 - Tang Meng by Linbo Wang
2013, 32 min, Documentaire, The Banquet of the Concubine

Tang Meng is eighteen. She lives in a small provincial town in Southeast China. She prepares the national entrance examination to university. For thousands of young people it is a great national moment that seals their fates. Tang Meng has long been dreaming to become a national TV presenter, but her father objects.

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