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FRENCH KISS: A Week of French Language Cinema by Andrea Rademan The Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents A Week of French Language Cinema, with nightly screenings of critically acclaimed Francophone films (with English Subtitles), from Sunday, March 18 to Friday, March 23, 2018. Each film screens at 7:30pm, following a 7:00pm courtyard reception. Sunday, March 18. Switzerland’s entry is Moka, directed by Frédéric Mermoud, with Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, and David Clavel. A mother tracks down the driver whose Mercedes hit her son and devastated her life but finds that revenge may be more tortuous than expected. Preceded by the short movie Mon Ange. Monday, March 1. From Burkina Faso comes Wallay, directed by Berni Goldblat. When a young French ruffian is sent back to his father’s native Burkina Faso, he learns to cope with life on the other side of the Mediterranean. Tuesday, March 20. In Canada’s Iqaluit, directed by Benoit Pilon, Carmen travels to the Arctic, where her husband has been seriously injured in his construction job. While trying to learn what happened, she becomes friends with her husband’s Inuk friend. Wednesday, March 21. France showcases Swagger, directed by Olivier Babinet, in which we hear the funny and incisive thoughts of eleven astonishing children and teenagers who are growing up in some of France’s most underprivileged housing projects. Preceded by the short movie Violence en réunion by Karim Boukercha. Thursday, March 22. Quebec is represented by a short movie: Je suis une actrice (I’m an actress) directed by Benoît Lach, followed by Origami, directed by Patrick Demers. David is on a uniques trip that takes him from one moment in time to another. Eventually he will have to confront this deconstructed chronology as well as his own repressed past. Friday, March 23 The week closes on a high note with Belgian’s zany Le tout Nouveau Testament (The brand new testament), directed by Jaco Van Dormael and starring Catherine Deneuve. God lives with his wife and daughter in a shabby building in Brussels. But far from the Supreme Being of the Holy Scriptures he is sadistic, grumpy and selfish and gleefully works to bring misery to humanity until his adorable daughter intervenes. Preceded by the short movie Inhibitum by L'Atelier Collectif Tickets: $5 or $20 for the whole week. Purchase one film at http://tinyurl.com/ofmdyxh or for the week package: https://tinyurl.com/y9unpd5e. Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz at Le Lycée Francais de Los Angeles, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310-286-0553).

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