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Events

New French Cinema Week: THIS IS OUR LAND

April 28, 2018 — Austin, TX

Our favorite annual showcase of new Francophone cinema returns April 25-29 for our biggest and most extensive line-up yet. Join us for five days of award-winning work from some of the most exciting new names in global cinema, in partnership with UniFrance, the French Embassy in the United States, and the Premiers Plans Festival d’Angers. The week will feature dialogues with Francophone filmmakers in-person, animations, shorts, music-themed and family programming, and more. AFS members are invited to a members-only champagne opening reception on April 25.​

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About the film:

Director Lucas Belvaux places the rise of France’s far right under his lens in his fictionalized version of the inner workings of the National Front. A single working mother, Pauline (played by the fabulous Emilie Dequenne), attracts the attention of a local far-right party leader, who set their sights on her for candidacy in her working-class region. Apolitical Pauline is attracted to the party’s local proletariat stance, but doesn’t perceive that the strings are being pulled from afar.

Join us on April 28th for the New French Cinema Week: THIS IS OUR LAND!