Katara Drama Theatre, Doha will be hosting the Francophone Cinema Week from March 7 to 13 in building 16. Featuring the best of contemporary cinema from the French-speaking world including countries such as Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Morocco, Senegal and Switzerland, the Francophone Cinema Week is presented by Katara DFI Cinema, in collaboration with the […]
Katara Drama Theatre, Doha will be hosting the Francophone Cinema Week from March 7 to 13 in building 16. Featuring the best of contemporary cinema from the French-speaking world including countries such as Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Morocco, Senegal and Switzerland, the Francophone Cinema Week is presented by Katara DFI Cinema, in collaboration with the French Embassy/Institut Français du Qatar with the support of the embassies of Belgium, Canada and Switzerland, to celebrate Francophonie Month.
The programme will open with the Qatari Premiere of the Cannes Palme Dor winner and five times Oscar nominated film, Amour by renowned director Michael Haneke and will close with the worldwide box-office hit film The Intouchables directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano.
Other titles that will be screened during this dedicated week include the heartfelt animation Ernest et Célestine (Ernest & Celestine) by Stéphane Aubier, Benjamin Renner and Vincent Patar, a short film Champs-Elysees Je T’aime by Qatari Director Mahdi Ali Ali, from the Arab world the poignant story of Yema by Djamila Sahraoui, the dark fairytale Androman – De Sang et de Charbon (Androman – Blood and Coal) by Az Larabe Alaoui, the Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film 2012 Monsieur Lazhar by Philippe Falardeau, an intense family drama based on a true story À perdre la raison (Our Children) by Joachim Lafosse, the acclaimed Cannes title La Pirogue (The Pirogue) by Moussa Touré and the 2012 Berlinale Silver Bear winner L’enfant d’en haut (Sister) by Ursula Meier.
Abdulaziz Al Khater, chief executive officer, Doha Film Institute, said, We are pleased that throughout the Francophone Cinema Week audiences in Doha will have the opportunity to experience films from French-speaking countries, a variety of cultures and explore cinema from different parts of the world. This collaboration is part of our overall mandate to help enhance film culture and appreciation here in Qatar.
The Ambassador of France, H.E. Jean-Christophe Peaucelle, said, Its a great pleasure to collaborate with Doha Film Institute and share a great ensemble of French-speaking films with audiences in Doha. Katara DFI Cinema provides an ideal platform to showcase such films and we are really pleased to have this programme. We look forward to working with DFI and promoting awareness of this cultural initiative.
There is a vibrant mix of genres on offer including drama, animation and comedy to celebrate the worlds love affair with French language cinema. All films in the programme will be subtitled in Arabic and English.