The programme is in partnership with the Embassies of France, Switzerland, Canada, and Belgium in the United Arab Emirates.
FrancoFilm Festival, celebrating the French language through cinema, has returned to Cinema Akil for its 12th edition.
The festival will run until March 31, 2022.
The film programme celebrates the French language through cinema with films that address the theme of ‘Belonging’ in the view of immigrant and host societies.
La Ruche, directed by Christophe Hermans, will have its screening today, March 30, followed by a Q&A session with the director and actress.
This film is presented by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in the UAE in partnership with Cinema Akil.
As far as they can remember, Marion, Claire and Louise have been living at the pace of their mother Alice’s ups and downs. Now, love is everything that they have left to fight the spiral of self-destruction in which Alice is sinking even more deeply. An unconditional love as violent as it is indescribable.
Directors Valérie Carnoy’s Titan will also have its screening today followed by Elie Grappe’s Olga.
Titan is about Nathan, a thirteen years old boy. Driven by his new friend Malik, he prepares himself for a strange ritual to become a member of a teens gang.
On March 31, Madeleine Collins by Antoine Barraud will screen at 7:00 PM and Yamina Benguigui’s Sisters at 9:15 PM.
FrancoFilm is an annual festival aimed at celebrating the French language through cinema. In the framework of the “Month of Francophonie” that is celebrated every year in March worldwide. The first edition of FrancoFilm in the UAE was held in 2010.