The month of the documentary film at the Alliance Française – 7th to 28th November
The Alliance Française and the French Embassy in Sri Lanka and Maldives will participate next November, at the 18th edition of the Month of the Documentary Film, in partnership with the Institut Français. The Month of the Documentary aims to promote the documentary cinema to a large audience. Today, it is more than 2000 places which participate at this project, in France and abroad. Thus, one documentary film will be projected each Tuesday of November at the Alliance Française of Kotte in Colombo, in French version and subtitles in English. The entrance to each projection is free.
7th of November - Le Potager de mon grand-père
A documentary film by Martin Esposito, released in 2016.
Martin came to his grandfather’s house to recharge, help and share the life moments. The latter will transmit his knowledge, a little bit of the roots and the secret of his vegetable garden cultivated with love of his missing wife. Coming from his fastfood generation, Martin learns the values of this prestigious heritage. It’s the hymn to life and to the nature that we must protect.
14th of November - La Cour de Babel — School of Babel
A documentary film by Julie Bertuccelli, released in 2014.
They’ve just arrived in France. They are Irish, Serbian, Brazilian, Tunisian, Chinese, and Senegalese. During a year, Julie Bertuccelli filmed the exchanges, conflicts, and joys of this group of students aged between 11 and 15 years old who all attend the same class to learn French. In this small theater of the world, the innocence, energy, and contradictions of these adolescents are expressed. Driven by the same desire to change their lives, these students challenge many established ideas about youth
and integration, and give us hope for the future.
21st of November - Merci Patron ! — Thanks Boss!
A documentary film by François Ruffin, released in 2015.
For Jocelyne and Serge Klur, things are in a perilous state: their factory which made Kenzo suits (Groupe LVMH), in Poix-du- Nord, near Valenciennes, has been relocated to Poland. This is
when François Ruffin knocks on their door. He will bring the Klur case to the attention of LVMH’s Board of Directors, determined to move the heart and mind of its CEO, Bernard Arnault.
28th of November - Voyage à travers le cinéma français — A Journey Through French Cinema
A documentary film by Bertrand Tavernier, released in 2016.
« I would like this film to be an act of gratitude to all the filmmakers, scriptwriters, actors, and musicians who suddenly appeared in my life. Memory warms us up: this film is a bit of coal for winter nights. »