05/02/2018 08.00 PM
The Square, Publika - 50480 - Kuala Lumpur

 
Every month on Mondays, Publika in KL hosts open-air screening of foreign films. In February we celebrate French cinema through music, come wtach a selection of 4 French movies selected by Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur!

Come get your dose of French cinema before the French Festival, every Monday of February, at 8pm!

 

 Note: All movies are screened in original version with English subtitles

 

Monday 5th February - La Vie en Rose, Olivier Dahan (2007)

Original title: La Môme

La Vie en Rose is the screen biopic of tragic French songstress Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard portrays Piaf, the superstar once raised as a young girl by her grandmother in a Normandy bordello, then discovered on a French street corner -- as a complete unknown -- by a cabaret proprietor. The film segues breezily between various episodes from Piaf's life and her ability to funnel personal tragedy and emotional struggles into her vocalizations -- dazzling audiences in the process.

For her amazing performance, Marion Cotillard won major awards, as the Academy Award for Best Actress — marking the first time an Oscar had been given for a French-language role.

 

Monday 12th February - The Yong Ladies of Rochefort, Jacques Demi (1967)

Original title: Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

Romance begins busting out all over in Rochefort. A fair is being organized, giving the town an air of excitement and effervescence. Twin sisters Delphine, a dance teacher, and Solange, a pianist and a composer, dream of making it big in the world of music. The sisters, like many in Rochefort, including a dashing American pianist, are looking for love, without realizing that their ideal partners are right before their eyes.

 

Monday 19th February - The Chorus, Christophe Barratier (2004)

Original title: Les Choristes

Wildly successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange returns home when his mother dies. He recollects his childhood inspirations through the pages of a diary kept by his old music teacher Clément Mathieu. Back in the late '40s, little Pierre is the badly behaved son of single mother Violette. He attends a dreary boarding school presided over by strict headmaster Rachin. New teacher Mathieu brightens up the place and organizes a choir, leading to the discovery of Pierre's musical talents.

 

 

Monday 26th February - Same Old Song, Alain Resnais (1997)

Original title: On Connait La Chanson

Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Completing her history dissertation, her younger sister Camille is a Paris tour guide, and Simon is a regular on her tours because he's attracted to Camille. But Camille has fallen in love with an estate agent, Marc, who is responsible for Odile's apartment... In this famous French Comedy, six characters make easy transitions back and forth from the dialogue to 36 song fragments.