Francophone Film Festival @ AFM

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Date(s) - 08/03/2016 - 13/03/2016
7:00 pm

Edouard Michelin Auditorium - Alliance Francaise of Madras


Alliance Française of Madras presents to you Francophone Film Festival during the second week of March.

Entry free and open to all. Free passes available on

Our Francophone Film Festival features the releases from French-speaking countries around the worlds including Haïti, Tchad,Senegal, Tunisia & France.

The following films will be screened at the Edouard Michelin Auditorium.


Le Petit Lieutenant

Director : Xavier Beauvois

2004 | 1h50mins | Drama-Fiction

Country : France

Time : 7 pm

Synopsis : After graduating from the police academy, Antoine joins the force in Paris.Caroline Vaudieu, back to service, after recovering from her alcoholism trouble, chooses the young lieutenant for her “Crim” group.Antoine is very excited about it, and learns the job with her men.Vaudieu gets closer to this guy who must be age of her lost son.


Haïtian Corner

Director : Raoul Peck

1988 | 1h38mins | Drama-Fiction

Country – Haïti

Time : 7 pm

Synopsis :Patrick Bossuet often goes to the “Haitian Corner” library in New York, where there are many exiles who ran way from the President’s Francois Duvalier’s dictatorship. One day, he recognizes one of his torturer. Recovering from the experience, he begins to examine his past.



La Pirogue

Director : Moussa Touré

2011 | 1h27mins | Comedy-drama, Fiction

Country : Sénégal

Time : 7 pm

 Synopsis : It is a fishermen’s village in the suburbs of Dakar. Many pirogues set off from there to reach the Spanish territory of the Canary Islands, after an often deadly crossing. Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue who does’nt want to leave but he doesn’t really have a choice.He will have to lead a group of 30 men to Spain.


Le Challat de Tunis

Director : Kaouther Ben Hania

2013 | 1h30mins | Fiction

Country : Tunisia

Time : 7 pm

 Synopsis : Tunisia, before the revolution. A man on a motorbike, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis slashing women’s buttocks. They call him The Challat, aka “The Blade”, and the mere mention of his name provokes fascination and terror. Is he a lone criminal, an urban legend, or could he be the creation of a political group or religious fanatics? 10 years later, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, a stubborn young female director sets out on an investigation to unravel the mystery and discover the true Challat of Tunis…


Un homme qui crie

Director : Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

2010 | 1h32mins | Drama, Fiction

Country : Tchad

Time : 7 pm

 Synopsis : Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N’Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated. The country is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government. The authorities demand that the population contribute to the “war effort”.


Party Girl

Directors : Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Samuel Theis, Claire Burger

2013 | 1h36mins |Comedy-drama, Fiction

Country : France

Time : 7 pm

Synopsis : Angelique is 60 years old. She likes partying and likes men even more. To earn her life, she makes them drink in a cabaret on the german border. As time goes by, she doesn’t get customers. Except for Michel who is still in love with her. One day, he asks her to marry hom.

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