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Tuesday 21 March 
Alliance française - 6:30 pm
Francophonie & Cinéma

by Consulate General of Switzerland in Karachi
& Alliance française de Karachi

Tuesday 21st March 2017 @Alliance française - 6:30 pm

On the occasion of Francophonie Day, the Swiss Consulate in Karachi and the AfK propose an early evening to share a friendly moment with the screening of a Swiss film: La femme et le TGV (The Railroad Lady).

  • Program
    6:30 pm : networking (with refreshments)

    6:55 pm : joint-welcome by Philippe CREVOISIER et François DALL’ORSO (Swiss & French Consul General)

    7:00 pm : Presentation of the film by director of photography: Mlle. Nausheen DADABHOY (in New York via Skype)

    7:05 pm : Screening La Femme et le TGV (30mn)

  • LA FEMME ET LE TGV by Timo von Gunten
    with Jane Birkin, Julie Dray, Lucien Guignard
    2016, 30mn, English Subtitles

La femme et le TGV (The Railroad Lady) is a 2016 Swiss French-language short film directed by Timo von Gunten. It received critical acclaim and was nominated for many industry awards including the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017 with producer Giacun Caduff.

Jane Birkin

  • Sometimes life seems to pass at 300km/h.

Elise Lafontaine has a secret routine. Every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters where the two anonymous writers share their worlds with each other. But Elise’s fairytale is cut short when the train line permanently detours for a shorter route to Paris. Not willing to do without her daily delight, Elise prompts a daring escape from her comfort zone and sets out to find the train conductor. LA FEMME ET LE TGV is inspired by true events and stars actress Jane Birkin in the leading role.