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Priceless (French: Hors de prix) is a 2006 French film directed by Pierre Salvadori, and starring Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh. According to the director, the film is inspired by the 1961 Blake Edwards film, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

On the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur), nothing comes cheap. And when it comes to men, Irene (Audrey Tatou) has very rich taste. One very confusing night, she is duped at her own game.

Her knight in shining armor turns out to have no shine at all. Irene, however, is the woman of Jean’s (Gad Elmaleh) dreams. The only way to win her heart back is to turn the tables on her.

Audrey Tautou (The Da Vinci Code, Coco Chanel, Amélie Poulain ) stars in a romantic comedy that proves true love is PRICELESS.

Refreshments: Lemon cake.

Tuesday October 29th, 2013 |6pm

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« Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis » « Welcome to the Sticks » is a 2008 French comedy film starring Ked Merad, Dany Boon and Line Renaud

The film broke nearly every box office record in France: the film had been seen by 20.5 million people in 23 weeks.

 

Philippe Abrams has for many years director of an agency of the Post Office in Salon-de-Provence in the south of France, where he lives with his wife Julie with depressive character, and his son Raphael.

Julie put pressure on him to be mutated and found a position at the edge of the south. After several failures and noting happened because many disabled people are given priority in the selection of mutations, Philippe tries to cheat with his administration posing as a wheelchair bound. When the fraud is discovered, he is punished and gets a disciplinary transfer of two years in the North of France in a small city Bergues.

 He tries to hide his new wife, but when she discovers the truth and she decides to stay in the South with their son and tells Philip that he must go alone.

Philip knows that the North through stereotypes: “inhospitable region where prevailing cold polar conditions and poverty-stricken life”.

How he will integrate into this "hostile" region?

Tuesday 27th August  6 PM

Refreshments:  Crêpes

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“Potiche”  is a 2010 French-Belgian comedy film directed by François Ozon, with greatest French actors as Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Judith Godrèche and Jérémie Renier. Set in 1977, the film tells the story of a submissive wife who gets to run her husband's umbrella factory, after the employee’s rebel against their tyrannical manager. In French, a "potiche" is a decorative vase, but also roughly means the same thing as "trophy wife". She takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader

Tuesday 23rd April at 6.00 pm

L Aile Ou La Cuisse (Louis De Funes, Coluche): (The Wing and the Thigh)Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine by taste, he is confronted with two disasters: his son wants to become a clown rather than a restaurant tester and he, the famous Charles Duchemin, has lost his taste! Written by Robert Zeithammel. On Tuesday 26th March at 6:00pm

8 Women: One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! On Thursday 28th February at 6:00pm

COCO AVANT CHANEL,The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entrée into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated. On Tuesday 29th January, 2013 at 6:00 pm

 

2012

The Valet (French: La doublure) is a 2006 French comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber, with Gad Elmaleh, Daniel Auteuil, Alice Taglioni, Richard Berry, Danny Boon & Virginie Ledoyen.The screenplay focuses on a parking valet who is enlisted to impersonate the lover of a famous fashion model in order to deflect attention from her relationship with a married businessman. On Tuesday 25th September at 6:00 PM

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Briefly described, Monsieur Lazhar sounds like a highly contrived movie. An asylum-seeking Algerian restaurateur, whose wife and family have been killed by terrorists, passes himself off as a teacher to help the staff and pupils of a francophone school in Montreal come to terms with the suicide of a troubled female teacher. In fact it is a serious, unsentimental film of real insight into loss, grief, guilt, exile and the true meaning of education. Fellag, a prominent Algerian actor now working in exile in France, imbues the compassionate, indomitably cheerful BachirLazhar with a deep humanity. Equally the French-Canadian director elicits excellent performances from the children.
Lazhar is a man of tact, probity and a rich sense of humour. His understanding of his mixed class of 11-year-olds and their problems is palpable, but there is no immediate or magical transformation, and the mutual healing process is gradual. The end sends you out of the cinema in a positive frame of mind, but it's neither triumphalist nor unrealistic. Some teachers will learn from it. All teachers will find it a reaffirmation of their vocation.
On Tuesday 29th May 2012 at 7:00 PM

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The Intouchables (French: Intouchables, which translates literally as Untouchables) is a French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. In just nine weeks after its releases in France on 2 November 2011 it becames the second most successful French film of all time (in number of spectators) in the French box office, behind the 2008 film Welcome to the Ch'Tis.( Bienvenue chez les Ch'Tis!)

The feel-good dramatic comedy has become a cultural phenomenon in France where it was voted cultural event of the year 2011 by 52% of the French.

The movie tells the development of the improbable friendship between Philippe, a wealthy tetraplegic, and Driss, a young offender of Senegalese descent, who is hired as his live-in carer.

Philippe, a rich quadriplegic who owns a luxurious Parisian mansion, is interviewing, along with his assistant Magalie, to recruit a live-in carer to help him. Driss, a candidate, has no ambition to get hired. He is just there to get a signature showing he was interviewed and rejected in order to continue to receive his welfare benefits. He is extremely casual and shamelessly flirts with Magalie. He is told to come back the next morning to get his signed letter. Driss goes back to the tiny flat that he shares with his extended family in a bleak Parisian suburb. His aunt, exasperated from not hearing from him for six months, orders him to leave the flat...

On Tuesday 24th April 2012 at 7:00 PM

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The Artist is a 2011 French  romantic comedy drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film  written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. The story takes place inHollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress, as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies. Jean Dujardin awarded the Best Actor Oscar 2012

On Tuesday 27 March 2012 at 7:00 PM

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Alliance Française de Lahore takes pleasures in inviting all moviegoers to discover or rediscover the greatest classics of French and European cinema.
Once a month on Friday at 19h00 Our next projections:

La Folie des Grandeurs
Of Gerard Oury with Louis de Funès
On Friday 24th February 2012 at 7:00 PM

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Every wednesday night a few guys have a meal together. There is a game coupled with the meal: each one of them has to bring an "idiot". The game consists in making the idiots talk about there ideas and passions so that the hosts can have a good laugh. At the end they will choose the "idiot of the evening". One of the hosts has invited his idiot home so they could go to the dinner together, but unfortunately he gets a severe pain in his back due to an accident that day and can't go to the "meal of idiots". Even worse is the fact that the idiot tries to help him all the time, and naturally does everything wrong and aggravates every situation.

On Friday 20 January at 8:00 PM

 

Le ciné- club

Simple amateur ou véritable cinéphile, le ciné -club de l 'Alliance française de Lahore vous donne rendez -vous un  mercredi sur deux à partir de 18 h pour découvrir  (ou redécouvrir ? ) les grands classiques du cinéma français et européen.

 

Nos prochaines projections:

Père et Fils

Réalisé par Michel Boujenah (comédie dramatique) Un vieil homme qui se sent délaissé par ses trois fils leur fait croire qu'il est gravement malade pour les persuader de partir avec lui au Canada. Sur un ton souriant émaillé de notes plus graves, le film, porté par des acteurs remarquablement choisis, révèle petit à petit la complexité des relations familiales.

 

Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas

Réalisé par Philippe Lioret (drame)

Apprenant la disparition subite de son frère jumeau, et voyant ses parents réticents à en parler, une jeune fille s'inquiète et dépérit, jusqu'à l'arrivée d'une carte postale... Philippe Lioret filme avec subtilité le parcours de son héroïne, qui se bat contre les non-dits et les secrets de famille.

 

Pour toute information concernant les projections , contactez notre responsable culturel,

cultural@aflahore.org