FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL OPENS TOMORROW

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Untitled-3As the the 5th edition of the French Spring Festival reaches its end, the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives together with Alliance Francaise de Kotte in Colombo have announced the most-attended French Film Festival, which will be held from July 12 to 15 in Colombo and Galle.

This year’s edition will light up the screen through an original program of five recent French productions and Franco-international co-productions. The chosen films draw bridges across continents and generations, exploring the ties between cinema, literature and memories. “Memories” by Jean- Paul Rouve, adapted from a novel by David Foenkinos, opening movie of the festival depicts a singular relationship between a young man and his grandmother whom he goes searching after she suddenly disappears. The movie will be screened on July 12 in the presence of best-selling French author and internationally acclaimed writer David Foenkinos, the guest of honour of the festival,.

Throughout the rest of the week, various events and movie screenings will be free of charge and open to all. “Once in a Lifetime” is about the formative experience of students as they uncover history by taking part in the National Competition about the Deportation during WWII. “Sand Castles” explores grief and what a father leaves to his daughter after a lifetime. “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea” is the story of the unlikely correspondence between a French girl and Palestinian man while “The Patience Stone” depicts the love of a woman for her husband left unconscious by the war. It is thus under the unifying themes of identity and personal roots that the festival will take place this year, engaging a dialogue around ties between literature and cinema

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