About the Francophonie Film Festival:
Within the celebrations of “le mois de la francophonie” in New England, swissnex Boston, Consulate General of France, French Cultural Center, Québec Government Office in Boston and Flickers – Rhode Island International Film Festival, present the “Francophonie Film Festival.”
On Thursdays throughout March, a French-language film, with English subtitles, will be screened at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. All films begin at 7:00 p.m. and are preceded by a short film.
Tickets are $9 each.
Purchase tickets to upcoming films:
Les conquérants, Un Seul Corps
Louis Cyr, Dogs Don’t Breed Cats
Le Grand Voyage, a funny and moving Swiss documentary, kicked off the festival on March 3rd.
About the Film
Director: Liliana Dias
Switzerland, 98′, 2015, French with English subtitles.
Five people born with disabilities, each with a distinct life and from a different background, are part of a joint project that shows us how human beings live in their environment in various parts of the world. Véronique, Stephen, Isabelle, Serge, and Cédric leave Switzerland on an adventure and live like nomads. From Mongolia to the Arizona desert, they are off the beaten track where they can avoid tourist stereotypes.
At each stage of their adventure, they encounter people with a life steeped in traditions. They learn about new cultures, taste new dishes, and hear new languages and music. Over time, barriers crumble and prejudices gradually retreat. All five travelers are transformed by their experience.
This film questions the way we view differences in other human beings, providing original insights into the concept of living together.
Watch the Trailer