For the month of June, Alliance Française is proposing three grand films based on the unforgettable novels of Marguerite Duras set in Asia. Definitely worth watching over and over again.
 
UN BARRAGE CONTRE LE PACIFIQUE

(The sea wall)

Rating :  TBA – Please wait for rating to be out before buying tickets for 16 years and below.

In French with English Subtitles

France, 2008, 115 mins

Date:              Tuesday, 11 June 2013 – 8 pm

Director:         Rithy Panh

Cast:               Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey

Synopsis:        French Indochina, 1931.  In the Gulf of Siam, a widow and her two children, Joseph, 20, and Suzanne, 16, barely survive by exploiting rice fields located much too close to the ocean. Every year their crops are flooded and their only hope lies in the construction of a seawall.  The mother refuses to give up and desperately battles both the sea and the corrupt colonial bureaucrats …

 
L’AMANT

(The Lover)

Rating :  R21 – sexual content

In English

France, 1992, 115 mins

Date:               Tuesday, 18 June 2013 – 8 pm

Director:          Jean-Jacques Annaud

Cast:                Jane March, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Frédérique Meininger

Synopsis:        In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.

 

 

INDIA SONG

Rating:  M18 – nudity

In French with English Subtitles

France, 1975, 120 mins

Date               Tuesday 25 June 2013 – 8pm

Director:         Marguerite Duras

Cast:               Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Carrière

Synopsis:        Anne-Marie (Delphine Seyrig) is the wife of the French ambassador in India in the 1930s.  Growing bored with the oppressive lifestyle she leads, she begins to compulsively sleep with other men to alleviate her situation.  Her husband knows of her indiscretions, but is tolerant of her promiscuity.